Fernando Pessoa: Collected Poems of Álvaro de Campos, Vol. 2 : 1928–1935
Published August 2009
Translated from the Portuguese by Chris
Paperback, 9x6ins. 196pp, £12.95 / $20
Álvaro de Campos, along with Ricardo Reis and Alberto Caeiro is one of Pessoa's most important poetic heteronyms and, like these fellow fictitious poets, made his first appearance in 1914. He was also something of a public figure, his essays and reviews frequently appearing in Portuguese periodicals. According to Pessoa, Campos was born in the Algarve in 1890, studied naval engineering in Glasgow, was widely travelled, and lived for a number of years in England, working as an engineer. In later life he returned to live in Lisbon. His poetry, especially the earlier work, celebrates the modern world and the machine age, and marks the eruption of futurism into Portuguese poetry.
This 2nd volume of the collected edition offers the latter half of Campos' output. Volume 1, covering the work up to 1927—making this the first-ever collected edition of Campos' work in English—will appear in late 2010.
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