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By Fernando Pessoa

ISBN-10: 1857547241

ISBN-13: 9781857547245

This number of the paintings of Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) is a necessary creation to the paintings of 1 of the main unique eu poets of the 20 th century. It comprises translations of a vast collection of his poems and his striking prose, in addition to a few of his unique English writings. an important introductory essay through Octavio Paz, a severe anthology, posthumous "interviews," and archived illustrations also are integrated, revealing the realm of Pessoa in all its richness.

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N’ aˆrthaAkriy¯am . k¯am . cid as¯adhayanto bhavanti c’ aˆite param’AaˆrthaAsantah.. Evam . —«yad ev’ aˆrtha A kriy¯a A k¯ari tad eva param’AaˆrthaAsat» iti. api ca, N’ aˆyam . kumbho na´svar’Aa¯tm” aˆnyath¯a v¯a hetor n¯a´sam . mudgar’Aa¯der upaiti. , kalpe ’py asy’ aˆn¯agam¯ad v¯a na na´syet. Ten’ a¯tmaAl¯abhaAsamanantaram eva bh¯av¯a na´syanti, bh¯anti tu tath¯a samaAsantatitv¯at. Asamarth¯a. 44 prelude to act one: the buddha’s teaching the various latent impressions that have been operating in a beginningless continuum.

Assistant: Then why procrastinate? Assign the actors their various parts—the Buddhist, the Jain and so forth. 20 intolerable thespian career, so full of trickery and illusion. Let the poem flout the rules or obey them, let people be angry or pleased—as for me, I am weary of it all: I shall quit my career now and make pilgrimage to the sacred places. As for you, either please support my indigent family or follow me. avyam. kr¯antau. 25 Prast¯avan¯a. 36 prologue: disillusion I myself am eager to know the truth.

Aoˆ nmukha eva yatra . ay’AaˆntaraAbhogaAv¯an˜ ch¯ah.. T N¯andyBante s¯utraAdha¯ rah. atvam . n¯ama jaghanyah. ambarah. ’ A oˆ p¯ayah.! ur Brahm¯a munir avanipah. o bh¯ıruh. ´su¯ rah. ah.. 5 Tad varam imam . ku´silpam alpaAphalam alaghuAkle´sam ati- trap¯aAkaram upasam . tya kva cid a¯´srame kim api guruA kulam up¯as¯ınah. kh’Aoˆ paramam . paramam . pu´ yatis ye. ’Aaˆrtham abhigantum ˆ . . akam . p¯aAp¯atraApr¯ayam . umbaAbharam arpayitv¯a gamyat¯am? ya t¯avad a¯´sayam . vij˜na¯sye. Pravi´sya pa¯ ripa¯ rs´vakah.

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