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The education of the stoic : the only manuscript of the Baron of Teive

Author: Fernando Pessoa; Richard Zenith
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Exact Change ; New York, NY : distr. by D.A.P., 2005.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pessoa, Fernando, 1888-1935.
Education of the stoic.
Cambridge, MA : Exact Change ; New York, NY : distr. by D.A.P., 2005
(OCoLC)681548908
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fernando Pessoa; Richard Zenith
ISBN: 1878972405 9781878972408
OCLC Number: 62278336
Language Note: Translated from the Portuguese.
Description: xii, 81 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: About the Baron of Teive / by Franc̦oise Laye --
About this edition / by Richard Zenith --
The Education of the stoic --
Appendix. The Duel --
Three pessimists --
Leopardi --
In the garden of Epictetus --
The Man from Porlock --
The Impersonation of a stoic / by Antonio Tabucchi --
Postmortem / Richard Zenith.
Other Titles: Educação do estóico.
Responsibility: by Fernando Pessoa ; edited & translated by Richard Zenith ; preface by Françoise Laye ; afterwords by Antonio Tabucchi & Richard Zenith.

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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."

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