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Zenith, Richard

Overview
Works: 106 works in 330 publications in 5 languages and 5,165 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Pictorial works  Diary fiction  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Guidebooks 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ9261.P417, 869.342
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Most widely held works by Richard Zenith
The inquisitors' manual by António Lobo Antunes( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 682 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 )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 447 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 implacable order of things by José Luís Peixoto( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a poverty-stricken, rural Portuguese village, two generations of men and women, hardened by hunger, toil, and hardship, are driven by a force beyond themselves to fulfill their assigned roles in an eternal cycle of death and retribution
The book of disquietude : by Bernardo Soares, assistant bookkeeper in the city of Lisbon by Bernardo Soares( Book )

43 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O livro é composto por uma colecção de fragmentos de texto em prosa, tipo diário. É, sobretudo, uma descrição de uma paisagein interior, um relatório do estado de espírito do autor
A little larger than the entire universe : selected poems by Fernando Pessoa( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing obsessively in French, English, and Portuguese, Fernando Pessoa left a prodigious body of work, much of it under "heteronyms"'fully fleshed alter egos with startlingly different styles and points of view. Offering a unique sampling of all his most famous voices, this collection features poems that have never before been translated alongside many originally composed in English. In addition to such major works as "Maritime Ode of Campos" and his Goethe-inspired Faust, written in blank verse, there are several stunning poems that have only come to light in the last five years. Selected and translated by leading Pessoa scholar Richard Zenith, this is the finest introduction available to the breadth of Pessoa's genius. The translations are based on the most authoritative editions, verified against the original manuscripts Includes an Introduction discussing Pessoa, his work, and the phenomenon of "heteronymy" as well as a chronology
The book of disquiet by Fernando Pessoa( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 358 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
The natural order of things by António Lobo Antunes( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 355 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
Act of the damned by António Lobo Antunes( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 308 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 Richard Zenith( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education by stone : selected poems by João Cabral de Melo Neto( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 171 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 )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and Portuguese and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The education of the stoic : the only manuscript of the Baron of Teive by Fernando Pessoa( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 127 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."
Mark McGinnis by Carlo Vinti( Book )

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

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

5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A educação do estóico by Fernando Pessoa( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Portuguese and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonnets and other poems by Luís de Camões( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 57 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poesía by Vicente Guedes( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Portuguese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lisboa : o que o turista deve ver : edição bilingue by Fernando Pessoa( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Portuguese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Zenith, Richard

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Fernando Pessoa & Co. : selected poemsThe implacable order of thingsThe book of disquietude : by Bernardo Soares, assistant bookkeeper in the city of LisbonA little larger than the entire universe : selected poemsThe book of disquietThe natural order of thingsThe selected prose of Fernando PessoaEducation by stone : selected poems