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02/06/2016

NÓS VISTOS POR ELES: Pessoa na Ozy

A Ozy é uma revista online relativamente original. E o original é relativamente bom. Leia-se o que escreveram sobre Fernando Pessoa, sob um título que é sumário de vida: «81 PEN NAMES, A FAKED SUICIDE AND 25,000 UNPUBLISHED PAGES? OH, YES».

Aqui fica à guisa de aperitivo:

«Moreover, while the names changed, the prose and poems did not so much. They were uniformly brilliant and were often about nothing but that brilliance, as he could hold forth on a whole lot of nothing — life as an accountant, for example — so believably and so well that, yeah, people thought he had been one. Simple, direct and completely enveloping. Pessoa was a giant who was largely blind to being a giant, and while being politically inconsistent in a time when this could have been dangerous (he actively opposed Catholicism, communism, fascism and socialism while supporting military dictatorships before he stopped supporting them), it was clear that nothing interested him more than writing. Astrology came close. As did his more than serious flirtation with Aleister Crowley, whose presence in Lisbon at one point caused Pessoa to fake a suicide to avoid meeting him.»

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