A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe: Selected Poems by Fernando Pessoa

A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe: Selected Poems

Fernando Pessoa with Richard Zenith (Translator), Richard Zenith (Translator)

436 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction poetry reflective slow-paced


This is the largest and richest volume of poetry by Pessoa available in English. It includes generous selections from the three poetic alter egos that the Portuguese writer dubbed heteronyms - Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis and Alvaro de Campos - an...

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Community Reviews Summary of 120 reviews


reflective 92%
emotional 61%
dark 38%
challenging 30%
sad 30%
inspiring 23%
mysterious 23%
lighthearted 15%
adventurous 7%
hopeful 7%
tense 7%


slow 50%
medium 41%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

N/A: 83% | Character: 16%

Strong character development?

N/A: 83% | Yes: 16%

Loveable characters?

N/A: 83% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 83% | Yes: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | Yes: 20%

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