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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

About Diary of A Death Poet

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I hope that this memoirs I call the Diary of a Death Poet will be of use to others. I’m trying to touch subjects and present problems on which I can give a little advise thanks to my experience.

The Diary of a Death Poet is by no means finished, for what I want to write initially to it, I’ve written only past the middle in entry numbers. In content size I can’t tell. When I revise it I hope I would be able to balance all the entries to a becoming size each.
But the main purpose of this diary is to allow others to know me.

Someday, when I figure out how to organize my multiple identities on the internet I’ll be able to find a poetical way to open myself more.

My readers will deserve the grade of personal knowledge they will gain from such an opening. But they also will deserve to be presented with a poetical exposition on my multiple-identity, I will give them a coherent meta-narrative encompassing all of the personal stories of each of my identities.

It’s a long way to go, for me, to be able to produce such a creation. For starters I must study the ones who came before me that did something similar, like for instance Fernando Pessoa, the Portuguese poet, with his heteronyms.

Pessoa’s ouvre is big and I’ve read a mere two books from it, but so far I’m loving it. The first book I’ve read of him, was an antology and had some of the Alberto Caeiro, Álvaro de Campos and Ricardo Reis material.

That book was something general, but in fact a dazzling introduction to Pessoa and I can say that after it, I was totally sold out to his poetry.

Yet, the second book I’ve read, was a long yarn about life confined in sterile job, I didn’t know what to expect and the subject of The Book of Disquiet really astonished me.
It was a page turner and I enjoyed it to the last page.

Even though Pessoa seems a bit lacking in the ass-kickery department—because of his reclusive and salaried accountant condition—I simply couldn’t take him as an accountant but as a poet, and the book’s poetic angle was great.

Now, to try to compete with Pessoa, who has ~80 recorded pseudonyms, is something that in these fast times I doubt someone would achieve, not at least with meaningful and deep poetical undertones like Pessoa, even in his prose, is.

Maybe the key for me is all about just taking his three main heteronyms Alberto Caeiro, Álvaro de Campos and Ricardo Reis, and after not just having read all Pessoa wrote as them, but also reading studies done by others, and forming myself an Idea of what it was and how he did it, maybe then I’ll be able to create my take on multiple-identity publishing.

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