Pessanha, Camilo

Pessanha, Camilo

▪ Portuguese poet
born Sept. 7, 1867, Coimbra, Port.
died 1926, Macao

      Portuguese poet whose work is the representative in Portuguese poetry of Symbolism in its purest and most genuine form and the chief precursor of Modernist (Modernismo) poetry.

      After studying law at the university at Coimbra in 1891, Pessanha became a high-school teacher in the Portuguese colony of Macao in China. Pessanha began to practice various Oriental customs, including the opium habit, and learned Cantonese, from which he translated some elegies, Oito elegias Chinesas (“Eight Chinese Elegies”). He also collected Chinese objets d'art, which he bequeathed to the Machado de Castro Museum in Coimbra. His writings on China, in particular the Introdução a um estudo sobre a civilização Chinesa and the Elegias, were collected in China (1943).

      Although he had begun to write verse in Coimbra, Pessanha was virtually unknown until 1916, when his innovative Symbolist poetry was published in the progressive review Centauro. Later collected in Clépsidra (1920), it became a breviary for the Modernist poets. Pessanha's imagery and musicality influenced poet Fernando Pessoa (Pessoa, Fernando), with whom he exchanged some correspondence.

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