It is significant also that the heteronymic
theory was fully developed following this 1915 statement, which makes even more credible the idea that the heteronyms have an intimate relationship with occultist tenets.
Seymour-Smith further argued that Pessoa's heteronymic
experience 'was not only a "personal" venture: it was "deconstructionist" before deconstructionism was invented' (in Guide to Modern World Literature, ed.
In Chapter 2, canonical Romanticism's anti-fancy "I" gives way to the lyric "we" of Della Cruscan love conducted in periodicals and anthologies and the lyric many in Mary Robinson's heteronymic
Probably the derivation of Frank O'Hara's poems from a coterie discourse and from friendly dialogue suggests a more attractive way of avoiding the presumptuousness or mendacity afflicting the posture of individual integrity than either Fernando Pessoa's heteronymic
authorship or J.
opposites, word pairs that are not etymologically related but that are spelled the same, sound different, and have opposite meanings.
artist, capturing Conner is like trying to lasso a beam of sunlight.
It is the record, and its consummating expression, of an ambitious, risk-taking search for the overreaching spirit something akin to a poetic oversoul--that can be found manifestly and independently at work in Pessoa's heteronymic
poetry (and elsewhere, too), Whitman's archetypal democracy of the emotions, Hart Crane's transnational nationalism (Crane was the true cis-Atlantic expatriate who mostly stayed away from Europe), and Wallace Stevens's stay-at-home metaphysics as the ars poetica of his audacious ambition.
In this case, it is in the dramatic verse of Victorian Robert Browning that, Monteiro claims, we can find 'the immediate predecessors for Pessoa's heteronymic
Despite these Freudian presuppositions of the fiction, explicit psychoanalytic reference enters the Pessoa criticism in a 1977 interview where Zanzotto interprets the heteronymic
poetry in Lacanian terms Tabucchi too will exploit (Un baule 114-22).
There would be no place in it for undecidably heteronymic
and autonymic expressions of this sort.
For illustrative purposes, I shall give two examples that--if studied in context--may disclose particular aspects of the poetics underlying Pessoa's heteronymic
In this essay, distinguishing usefully between the aristocratic Barao de Teive and the petty burgher Bernardo Soares, Zenith ventures the notion that in killing off the heteronymic
Barao, Pessoa exorcised that part of himself - the sexually crippled rationalist - that he found difficult to live with.