A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe: Selected Poems by Fernando Pessoa

By Fernando Pessoa

This is often the most important and richest quantity of poetry by way of Pessoa on hand in English. It comprises beneficiant choices from the 3 poetic adjust egos that the Portuguese author dubbed "heteronyms" - Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis and Alvaro de Campos - and from the big and sundry paintings he wrote lower than his personal identify.

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Trying to say something, he smacked his lips ab­ surdly and bellowed. Chelkash, watching him intently, twisted his mustaches, and kept on smiling morosely. The eating-house roared with drunken clamor. The red­ headed sailor was asleep, with his elbows on the table. ” said Chelkash, getting up. Gavrila tried' to get up, but could not, and with a vigor­ ous oath, he laughed a meaningless, drunken laugh. ” said Chelkash, sitting down again op­ posite him. Gavrila still guffawed, staring with dull eyes at his new employer.

He asked, at last, seeing that Chelkash was not going to begin the conversa­ tion. ” said Chelkash, holding out to Gavrila some­ thing he had pulled out of his pocket. Gavrila saw the vari-colored notes and everything danced in brilliant rainbow tints before his eyes. CHELKASH 35 “I say! Why, I thought you were bragging! ” muttered Gavrila, with greedy eyes, watching the five hundred and forty rubles as they were put back again in Chelkash’s pocket. “Well, I never! ” and he sighed dejectedly.

The rain was falling more heavily, the river roared; a long-drawnout, mocking whistle sounded from far away, as though some fearless giant were hissing all earthly institutions and this wretchcd autumn evening, and us, its two heroes. The ONE AUTUM N E V E N IN G 47 whistling made my heart ache; nevertheless I ate greedily, and so did the girl, who walked to the left of me. ” I asked her, not knowing why. “Natasha,” she answered, chewing noisily. I looked at her, and pain wrenched my heart.

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