Pessoa's Geometry of the Abyss: Modernity and the Book of by PauloDe Medeiros

By PauloDe Medeiros

"Fernando Pessoa wrote prolifically in lots of genres until eventually his premature loss of life in 1935, and he has lengthy been well known as Portugal's such a lot influential 20th century author. The e-book of the publication of Disquiet in 1982, even though, brought on a seismic switch within the appreciation of his paintings and its position in Modernism. In that fab and immense choice of fragments, Pessoa firmly demonstrated his position one of the canon of ecu modernists and noticeably wondered a lot of Modernity's assumptions. Alain Badiou, for instance, has argued that philosophers will not be but capable of assimilate Pessoa's pondering. Paulo de Medeiros's new learn, one of many first to be devoted to the booklet of Disquiet, takes up that problem, exploring the text's connections with images, movie, politics and textuality itself, and constructing comparisons with D. H. Lawrence, Walter Benjamin, and Franz Kafka. Paulo de Medeiros is Professor of recent and modern global Literatures within the division of English and Comparative Literary experiences on the college of Warwick."

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