Fernando Pessoa’s A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe: Selected Poems

The twin pleasures of my August involved reading the poetry of Portuguese master Fernando Pessoa in tandem with Richard Zenith’s recently released 900-page biography of the poet. Zenith is the scholar-translator Pessoa deserves, an American now living in Portugal who […]

Fernando Pessoa’s The Book Of Disquiet

Two major themes in Fernando Pessoa’s The Book Of Disquiet resonate with me to a degree I find unnerving. The first is the experience of finding reality fall short of the standards set by the imagination. If we are to take Pessoa […]