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Fernando Pessoa was born on this day in 1888. Though he published very little in his short lifetime, Portugal’s most important twentieth-century poet is such an essential presence on the postmodern syllabus that, says John Hollander, “If Fernando Pessoa had never existed, Jorge Luis Borges might have had to invent him.” (The Barnes and Noble Review)

The poet is a man who feignsAnd feigns so thoroughly, at lastHe manages to feign as painThe pain he really feels

—Poetry, October 1955

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Fernando Pessoa was born on this day in 1888. Though he published very little in his short lifetime, Portugal’s most important twentieth-century poet is such an essential presence on the postmodern syllabus that, says John Hollander, “If Fernando Pessoa had never existed, Jorge Luis Borges might have had to invent him.”
(The Barnes and Noble Review)

The poet is a man who feigns
And feigns so thoroughly, at last
He manages to feign as pain
The pain he really feels

Poetry, October 1955

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