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    DescriptionThe rediscovery in the 1990s of the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa (1888 -- 1935) is reminiscent of the rediscovery of Kafka in the 1950s. Like Kafka, Pessoa left his work in disarray, much of it to be published only posthumously. And Pessoa has become a literary icon of post-modernism, as Kafka was of modernism. Pessoa is best known for his unique practice of writing under "heteronyms, " distinct personalities whom he supplied with differing tastes, literary influences, even horoscopes. Pessoa was a multitude of writers.Exact Change's edition of Pessoa's major prose work, The Book of Disquiet, has been one of our bestsellers, and extensive articles on Pessoa have now appeared in the New York Times Book Review, New York Review of Books, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Voice Literary Supplement, and Washington Post. The Book of Disquiet even showed up in an ad for bn.com, as one of Susan Sontag's "Favorite 20th Century Books in Translation."And the discovery continues. In 1999, translator Richard Zenith made a new find in the Pessoa archive in Lisbon: a group of prose writings by a previously unknown heteronym, the "Baron of Teive." Zenith edited the Portuguese volume of these writings, which were received as a crucial piece of the puzzle that is Pessoa's oeuvre. The Education of the Stoic is the unique work left by the Baron of Teive, who, after destroying his previous literary attempts and before destroying himself, explains "the impossibility of producing superior art." It is the dark companion piece to The Book of Disquiet. This is its first complete publication in English.


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    Title
    The Education of the Stoic
    Subtitle
    The Only Manuscript of the Baron of Teive
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fernando Pessoa, Edited by Richard Zenith, Translated by Richard Zenith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781878972408
    ISBN 10: 1878972405
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC22: 869.84108
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Publisher
    Exact Change,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Exact Change,U.S.
    Publication date
    04 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Bostone