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Atlantic Poets: Fernando Pessoas Turn in Anglo-American Modernism Irene Ramalho Santos

Atlantic Poets: Fernando Pessoas Turn in Anglo-American Modernism

Irene Ramalho Santos

Published December 1st 2002
ISBN : 9781584652205
Paperback
368 pages
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Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) is widely regarded as Portugals greatest poet, but in this groundbreaking new study, Irene Ramalho Santos places him in a transatlantic literary context, revealing the rich interconnections between his work and that ofMoreFernando Pessoa (1888-1935) is widely regarded as Portugals greatest poet, but in this groundbreaking new study, Irene Ramalho Santos places him in a transatlantic literary context, revealing the rich interconnections between his work and that of Anglo-American modernists ranging from Whitman to Crane and Rich. In the process, she reveals Pessoa himself to be a major figure of the modernist--and transatlantic--tradition.Pessoas own poetry, little of which was published during his lifetime, was marked by his extensive use of guises and personae, heteronyms that the poet invented and adopted. Santos argues not only that such Anglo-American poets as Whitman, Dickinson, Eliot, Pound, Crane, and Stevens can shed light on Pessoas work, but also that Pessoas poetry offers reciprocal insights into the work of these modernists. She applies a range of Pessoa-derived concepts (Disquietude, Atlanticism, and others) to shed new light on the concerns and characteristics of Anglo-American modernist poetry, and shows that this tradition can no longer be viewed in cultural isolation, but instead must be considered within the context of the intellectual and artistic ferment of the Atlantic world.