Dreams of Dreams and The Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa

Dreams of Dreams and The Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa

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ISBN-13: 9780872863682
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Series: City Lights Italian Voices Series
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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A sly variation on exemplary "lives" — from Plutarch to Jorge Luis Borges — Dreams of Dreams offers the dreams of twenty artists Antonio Tabucchi has loved, among them Ovid, Rimbaud, Debussy, Chekhov, Goya, and García Lorca. In this series of imaginative conjectures and philosophical meditations, François Villon wanders in the forest of the hanged and Freud dreams that he is Dora and perhaps learns something about "what women want."
Tabucchi resumes his own dreaming with The Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa, a metaphysical recounting of the end of the poet. On his deathbed, Pessoa is visited by his heteronyms, the poets he invented, whose poetry and voices invented him. Tabucchi is a distinguished scholar and Italian translator of the work of Fernando Pessoa, and here he pronounces a tender farewell to a man who was several of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.

About The Author
Antonio Tabucchi is the author of Indian Nocturne, Pereira Declares, Little Misunderstandings of No Importance, Requiem: A Hallucination, The Edge of the Horizon, Fernando Pessoa (with Maria José Lancastre), Letter from Casablanca, and The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro. He edited the Italian edition of Fernando Pessoa's complete works and has translated the poetry of Carlos Drummond de Andrade.

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