Welcome to the digital edition of Fernando Pessoa’s work!
Resulting from a collaboration between researchers of the Estranging Pessoa research project, based in IELT (Institute for the Study of Literature and Tradition), New University of Lisbon, and the CCeH (Cologne Center for eHumanities), University of Cologne, this website offers a unique access to the documents of Fernando Pessoa’s work.
The edition includes the access to the images of the original writings. This access is facilitated by a search engine and the transcription of each document, resulting from electronic text encoding, and offers to the reader the possibility of defining himself the editorial mode in which he wants to read a certain text.
The website presents, in its 2.0 version, the edition of Fernando Pessoa’s editorial projects, elaborated between 1913 and 1935, as well as the poetry published by the author, from 1914 onwards, and the prose published after 1912, independently or in books. This edition includes 248 documents of the literary estate, 78 publications of poetry and 133 of prose. All texts published by the author are presented in two versions, with original and modernized spelling. The website is constantly updated and new versions will comprise a larger corpus of texts.
This edition allows for the understanding of the relation between the potential nature of the work and what was actually published. Indexes of the documents, publications, genres, names, titles and periodicals enable the retracing of their chronology.
This work was financed by FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology), in the context of the Estranging Pessoa research project (PTDC/CPC-ELT/4587/2012), by IELT (financed by National Funds through FCT, projects UID/ELT/00657/2013 and UIDP/00657/2020) and by the CCeH (2014-2016). Since 2019, there is an ongoing collaboration with Universidad EAFIT and since 2021, with the University of Rostock. Funding has been obtained for the year 2023 by the NFDI Text+ consortium (Text+ cooperation project "Pessoa digital").