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Zenith, Richard

Overview
Works: 133 works in 424 publications in 7 languages and 5,730 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Creative nonfiction  History  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Essays  Pictorial works  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Curator, Compiler
Classifications: PQ9261.P417, 869.342
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Most widely held works by Richard Zenith
The inquisitors' manual by António Lobo Antunes( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel looks at the life of one family, and of life in Portugal, during the rule of dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar from 1932 to the 1974 revolution
Fernando Pessoa & Co. : selected poems by Fernando Pessoa( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) - a poet who lived most of his life in a furnished room in Lisbon, Portugal, and who died in obscurity there - has in recent years gained international recognition as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Pessoa was as much a creator of personas as he was of poetry, prose, and criticism. He wrote under numerous "heteronyms," or literary alter egos, and invented fully fleshed biographies for all of them. In the voices of these heteronyms, who supported and criticized each other's work in the margins of his drafts and in the literary journals of the time, Pessoa ranged widely over the possibilities of language. His poetry contains echoes of symbolist verse, Portuguese folk song, and futurist manifesto; it evokes both the breathtaking minimalism of the theory of relativity and the revolutionary exuberance of Leaves of Grass
The book of disquiet by Fernando Pessoa( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernando Pessoa was many authors in one. He attributed his prolific writings to a wide range of alternate selves, each of which had a distinct biography, ideology, and horoscope. When he died in 1935, Pessoa left behind a trunk filled with unfinished and unpublished writings, among which were the remarkable pages that make up his posthumous masterpiece, The Book of Disquiet, an astonishing work that, in George Steiner's words, "gives to Lisbon the haunting spell of Joyce's Dublin or Kafka's Prague."--Publisher's description
A little larger than the entire universe : selected poems by Fernando Pessoa( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing obsessively in French, English, and Portuguese, poet Fernando Pessoa left a prodigious body of work, much of it credited to "heteronyms"--Alter egos with startlingly different styles, points of view, and biographies. Offering a unique sampling of his famous voices, this collection features Pessoa's major, best known works and several stunning poems that have only come to light in this century, including his long, highly autobiographical swan song
The implacable order of things by José Luís Peixoto( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a village in the Portuguese region of Alentejo, against a background of severe rural poverty, this book tells the tale of men and women hardened by hunger and toil, but prey to love, jealousy, violence and the overwhelming power of dynastic fate
The natural order of things by António Lobo Antunes( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He [the author] draws us into a labyrinth of disparate lives whose connections become clear only gradually ... a diabetic teenage girl in Lisbon, her father, an officer in the pre-revolutionary armey and a secret policeman."--Jacket
The book of disquietude : by Bernardo Soares, assistant bookkeeper in the city of Lisbon by Bernardo Soares( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the factless autobiography of Bernardo Soares, one of the 72 literary personae or heteronyms with which Fernando Pessoa created the theatre of himself. Conceived in 1916, Soares is, Pessoa declares, 'a multiation' of his own personality. The circular text returns again and again to a protagonist desperate to find out who he is
Act of the damned by António Lobo Antunes( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Portuguese socialist revolution closes in, a once-wealthy family is accused of economic sabotage and plans an escape across the border to Spain. But the patriarch lies dying and his greedy son-in-law is scheming to secure the remains of the crumbling estate for himself
The selected prose of Fernando Pessoa by Fernando Pessoa( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Buch der Unruhe des Hilfsbuchhalters Bernardo Soares by Fernando Pessoa( Book )

55 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gefingeerd dagboek van een hulpboekhouder die zich gedetailleerd rekenschap geeft van de problematische aspecten van het bestaan
Multitudinous heart : selected poems : a bilingual edition by Carlos Drummond de Andrade( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most indispensable poems of Brazil's greatest poet Brazil, according to no less an observer than Elizabeth Bishop, is a place where poets hold a place of honor. "Among men, the name of 'poet' is sometimes used as a compliment or term of affection, even if the person referred to is not a poet at all. One of the most famous twentieth-century poets, Manuel Bandeira, was presented with a permanent parking space in front of his apartment house in Rio de Janeiro, with an enamelled sign POETA--although he never owned a car and didn't know how to drive." In a culture like this, it is difficult to underestimate the importance of the nation's greatest poet, Carlos Drummond de Andrade. Drummond, the most emblematic Brazilian poet, was a master of transforming the ordinary world, through language, into the sublime. His poems--musical protests, twisted hymns, dissonant celebrations of imperfection--are transcriptions of life itself recorded by a magnanimous outcast. As he put it in his "Seven-Sided Poem": "When I was born, one of those twisted / angels who live in the shadows said: / 'Carlos, get ready to be a misfit in life!'. World so wide, world so large, / my heart's even larger." Multitudinous Heart, the most generous selection of Drummond's poems available in English, gathers work from the various phases of this restless, brilliant modernist. Richard Zenith's selection and translation brings us a more vivid and surprising poet than we knew"--
The education of the stoic : the only manuscript of the Baron of Teive by Fernando Pessoa( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Portuguese and English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) was a multitude of writers: his works were composed by "heteronyms," alter egos with distinct biographies, ideologies, influences, even horoscopes. The Education of the Stoic is the only work left by the Baron of Teive, who having destroyed all his previous attempts at literary creation, and about to destroy himself, explains "the impossibility of producing superior art." The baron's manuscript is found in a hotel room drawer, not unlike editor and translator Richard Zenith's own discovery, while conducting research in the Pessoa archives, of a small black notebook whose contents had never been transcribed. In it he found the missing pieces of this short but trenchant complement to Pessoa's major prose work, The Book of Disquiet. Pessoa himself noted that despite their dialectical differences, the middle-class author of The Book of Disquiet (assistant bookkeeper Bernardo Soares) and the aristocrat Teive, "are two instances of the very same phenomenon--an inability to adapt to real life."
Education by stone : selected poems by João Cabral de Melo Neto( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the single most important Brazilian poet of the 20th century. Same vein as Wallace Stevens and James Merrill
113 Galician-Portuguese troubadour poems( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and Portuguese and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Livre de l'intranquillité de Bernardo Soares by Fernando Pessoa( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark McGinnis by Carlo Vinti( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Log book : selected poems by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

28 Portuguese poets : a bilingual anthology( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and Portuguese and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonnets and other poems by Luís de Camões( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escritos autobiográficos, automáticos e de reflexão pessoal by Fernando Pessoa( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in Portuguese and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The inquisitors' manual
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Richard Zenith American translator

Richard Zenith Amerikaans vertaler

Zenith, Richard

Zenith, Richard Birk

Zenith Richard Birk‏ 1956-....

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Fernando Pessoa & Co. : selected poemsThe book of disquietA little larger than the entire universe : selected poemsThe implacable order of thingsThe natural order of thingsThe book of disquietude : by Bernardo Soares, assistant bookkeeper in the city of LisbonAct of the damnedThe selected prose of Fernando Pessoa