Álvaro de Campos, Diógenes e algumas considerações para aqueles que não aceitam

Fournier Kiss, Corinne; Pizarro, Jerónimo (2020). Álvaro de Campos, Diógenes e algumas considerações para aqueles que não aceitam. Pessoa Plural - A Journal of Fernando Pessoa Studies(18 Special Issue), pp. 218-268. Brown Digital Repository, Brown University 10.26300/6jdf-8t49

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In two letters of April 1919, Pessoa informs his friend Francisco Fernandes Lopes that he is preparing with a group of intellectuals a “Portuguese review exclusively aimed at foreigners”, which would be published first in French and then in English. This review, entitled Diogène, never appeared, like so many others he contemplated, but many fragments in French from this planned undertaking have remained, most of which are published here for the first time. Since Pessoa reveals to Lopes that the first issue will comprise an article by Álvaro de Campos called “Diogène – Considérations pour ceux qui n’acceptent pas”, as well as a translation of Campos’ poetical manifesto “Ultimatum”, and since he does not mention any other author except himself, we may imagine that Campos could well be the sole author of all these fragments (consisting of essays and announcements). An analysis of the content, style, and tone of these texts seems to confirm this hypothesis. In addition to the observation that the Greek philosopher Diogenes, under whose auspices the review is placed, has similar reflections as those of Campos, it is possible to identify parallels and echoes between most of the texts presented here and other writings by Campos, including the “Ultimatum”.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of French Language and Literature

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Fournier Kiss, Corinne


100 Philosophy
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 840 French & related literatures
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 860 Spanish & Portuguese literatures




Brown Digital Repository, Brown University




Corinne Ingrid Fournier Kiss

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11 Jan 2021 11:51

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05 Dec 2022 15:43

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Fernando Pessoa, Álvaro de Campos, Francisco Fernandes Lopes, Diogène, Diogenes the Cynic, Texts in French, Ultimatum, Engineering, Cosmopolitanism





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