Fernando Pesoa wrote this guide to Lisbon, in English, at some point during the 1920s.

Author: Fernando Pessoa


ISBN: 190570075X

Category: Travel

Page: 83

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A guidebook to Lisbon for English-speaking visitors written by the author whose typescript of the book was discovered amongst his papers after his death.

The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City

Fernando Pessoa, Lisbon: What the Tourist Should See (2008: 11) So Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) describes the city that would remain inscribed on his heart as Mary I of England had declared Calais would on hers. Lisbon, for Pessoa, lived ...

Author: Jeremy Tambling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137549112

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 863

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This book is about the impact of literature upon cities world-wide, and cities upon literature. It examines why the city matters so much to contemporary critical theory, and why it has inspired so many forms of writing which have attempted to deal with its challenges to think about it and to represent it. Gathering together 40 contributors who look at different modes of writing and film-making in throughout the world, this handbook asks how the modern city has engendered so much theoretical consideration, and looks at cities and their literature from China to Peru, from New York to Paris, from London to Kinshasa. It looks at some of the ways in which modern cities – whether capitals, shanty-towns, industrial or ‘rust-belt’ – have forced themselves on people’s ways of thinking and writing.

Fado and the Place of Longing

Lisbon: What the Tourist Should See was written in english and presented a conventional description of the city, detailing the various monuments, parks, museums, churches and other historic buildings. it is an interesting exercise to ...

Author: Richard Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351567312

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Fado, often described as 'urban folk music', emerged from the streets of Lisbon in the mid-nineteenth century and went on to become Portugal's 'national' music during the twentieth. It is known for its strong emphasis on loss, memory and nostalgia within its song texts, which often refer to absent people and places. One of the main lyrical themes of fado is the city itself. Fado music has played a significant role in the interlacing of mythology, history, memory and regionalism in Portugal in the second half of the twentieth century. Richard Elliott considers the ways in which fado songs bear witness to the city of Lisbon, in relation to the construction and maintenance of the local. Elliott explores the ways in which fado acts as a cultural product reaffirming local identity via recourse to social memory and an imagined community, while also providing a distinctive cultural export for the dissemination of a 'remembered Portugal' on the global stage.

Iberian and Translation Studies

chapter eleven Literary Tourism in a Contact Zone: The Spanish Translation of Lisbon – What the Tourist Should See, by Fernando Pessoa Sara Rodrigues de Sousa Literary Tourism in a Contact Zone A tourist guide by Fernando Pessoa The ...

Author: Esther Gimeno Ugalde

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781800856905

Category: History

Page: 352

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Iberian and Translation Studies: Literary Contact Zones offers fertile reflection on the dynamics of linguistic diversity and multifaceted literary translation flows taking place across the Iberian Peninsula. Drawing on cutting-edge theoretical perspectives and on a historically diverse body of case studies, the volume's sixteen chapters explore the key role of translation in shaping interliterary relations and cultural identities within Iberia. Mary Louise Pratt's contact zone metaphor is used as an overarching concept to approach Iberia as a translation(al) space where languages and cultural systems (Basque, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish) set up relationships either of conflict, coercion, and resistance or of collaboration, hospitality, and solidarity. In bringing together a variety of essays by multilingual scholars whose conceptual and empirical research places itself at the intersection of translation and literary Iberian studies, the book opens up a new interdisciplinary field of enquiry: Iberian translation studies. This allows for a renewed study of canonical authors such as Joan Maragall, Fernando Pessoa, Camilo José Cela, and Bernardo Atxaga, and calls attention to emerging bilingual contemporary voices. In addition to addressing understudied genres (the entremez and the picaresque novel) and the phenomena of self-translation, indirect translation, and collaborative translation, the book provides fresh insights into Iberian cultural agents, mediators, and institutions.


In the sixteenth century , in the days before the earthquake , when the Ribeira Palace stood firm , this area saw scenes of ... are due to the sculptor Victor Bastos , ” Pessoa wrote in his book , Lisbon : What the Tourist Should See .

Author: Paul Buck

Publisher: Signal Books

ISBN: 1902669347

Category: Lisbon (Portugal)

Page: 246

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A guide to the history and culture of Lisbon.

Lisbon City of the Sea

... 155 Penambuco 37 Pensamento Social 153 Pereira, António 85, 91 Commentary 85 Pereira, Nun'Álvares Persia 37 Persian Gulf 36 Pessanha, Manuel 22 Pessoa, Fernando 44, 47, 90, 164–7, 170, 172 Lisbon: What the Tourist Should See 122, ...

Author: Malcolm Jack

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838601744

Category: History

Page: 256

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Lisbon: City of the Sea is a beautifully written portrait of a much loved city, from its origins in Greek legend to the present day. Malcolm Jack vividly captures the rich and unique history of this haunting and attractive port whose prominent position on the Tagus estuary has inextricably bound its character with the sea. Lisbon is a city of steep inclines and complicated, unsymmetrical streets that criss-cross the hills only in the Baixa area near the river and in the more modern, northern part of the city does any form of a grid system appear. It has enjoyed a political history that has directed Portugal's focus more overseas than inland towards continental Europe, in part because of Spain's geographical position. Thus the city has been stretched in one direction toward Brazil and in another toward the Cape of Good Hope and from there to Asia and the East. Beginning with its earliest inhabitants, Jack traces the city's life through its imperial success in the sixteenth century and the devastating earthquake that humbled the city and shocked Europe in 1755 to its current position as a vibrant and successful European capital. Lisbon's romantic atmosphere has captured the imaginations of foreigners through the ages. Poets, writers and musicians have all drawn inspiration from different parts of Lisbon. This sensitive exploration of the city's many aspects draws out its cosmopolitan nature, as well as its colourful culture and self-image and brings us closer to understanding its true spirit. Engaging and accessible, this book will appeal to Lisbon's many visitors as well as anyone interested in European history.

The Rough Guide to Lisbon

Fernando Pessoa Lisbon : What The Tourist Should See ( Livros Horizonte , Portugal ) . A somewhat dull insight into the city as Pessoa saw it . Written in English and Portuguese ( but only available in Portugal ) , Pessoa's 1925 ...

Author: Matthew Hancock

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 1858289068

Category: Travel

Page: 338

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Lisbon's gentle pace and almost provincial feeling belie its position as one of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities. The 'Rough Guide' opens this startling and eccentric cityscape to the reader, showing the traditional life of the city's historic neighbourhoods, and reviews the latest bars and night-spots. It also gives information on the nearby beaches of Cascais and the Sintra coastline, amongst the finest in Portugal. Also included are full accommodation and restaurant listings for every pocket; tips on bargain markets and budget eateries and reviews of luxury hotels and meals worth splashing out on.