Fernando Pessoa: Lisbon – What the Tourist Should See
Published 15 July 2008
Paperback, 8.5x5.5ins. 84pp. £8.95 / $15.
In 1925, Fernando Pessoa wrote a guidebook to Lisbon for English-speaking visitors, and wrote it in English. The typescript was only discovered amongst his papers in the 1980s.
The book is fascinating in that it shows us Pessoa's view of his native city—nd Pessoa, as an adult, rarely left Lisbon, and it figures large in his poetry. The book can still be useful to visitors today, given that the majority of the sights described are still to be found.
A fascinating scrap from the master's table . . .
See also this website for an interactive online version of the text, with useful maps and photos.
Download a sampler PDF of work from this book here.
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