One long century after Lisbon’s first snark attacks
on Orpheu there appears O Essencial de Fernando
Pessoa—everything any reader needs to know, in 9
self-congratulatory vols. What remains of his leavings
(one surmises) shall be left to rot away in the baú.
Oct. 3, 2015
George Monteiro is a lifelong student and teacher of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, contributing to the scholarship on numerous writers, including Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Adams, Henry James, Emily Dickinson, Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot and Bob Dylan. His latest book is Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil and After: A Poetic Career Transformed (McFarland, 2012).