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Philosophical Essays

Philosophical Essays
Philosophical Essays

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Fernando Pessoa

11.30.2012

Contra Mundum Press (CMP)

004

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A 5×8" 260-page book with semi-automatic single-line composition (28 lines per page) with 722 footnotes, and optimized images. World Premiere edition. Typesetting time: 5 weeks in 38 design sessions; 16 proofing files.

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Cover in collaboration with Hungarian painter, printmaker, and graphic designer István Orosz. The title is set in Gill Sans and Gill Sans Shadowed.

Synopsis:

Fernando Pessoa claimed to be inhabited by “thousands of philosophies,” all of which he intended to develop in his unfinished project of English-language Philosophical Essays. The resulting fragments were never published by Pessoa himself and almost the entirety of them are presented in this edition for the very first time in history. This volume exhibits Pessoa’s musings and wild insights on the history of philosophy, the failures of subjectivity, and the structure of the universe to reveal an unexpectedly scholarly, facetious, and vigorous theoretical mind.

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