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Annotated Bibliography Rodrigo Xavier

Major book (beyond the primary readings)

1. Title: Pessoas Faust: Fragmente einer subjetiven Tragdie

The Fernando Pessoas Faust: Fragment of one subjective tragedy.
2. Publication data: 2006. Rombach-Verlag: KG, Freiburg. Germany.
3. Author: Markus Lasch
Professor of Federal University of So Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil
Professor Lasch works predominantly in the fields of Literary Theory and Comparative
Literature, especially of literature in German and Portuguese. His research focuses involve
the relationship between literature and psychoanalysis, matters of subject and subjectivity,
tragedy and tragic, boarding literature, the representation of violence and outsider in the
4. In his book about Fernando Pessoa Faust Professor Lasch operates an analysis of the presence
of Faust legend in the History of Portuguese Literature, comparing some aspects of Goethes
Faust and Pessoas Fausto in regard to themes as subjectivity, tragedy, the aspect of
fragmentarily work, symbolism and occultism.
5. This work seems to be very important to my research since the author is working in many of
the themes that I am also investigating in regard to compare the both Faust works (Fernando
Pessoa and Goethe). Specially in a sense to find the similarities and the controversies between
these two poems, I have been enforcing my efforts in an attempt to raise some questions
about the aspects of Goethes building strategies and themes that are presented also in
Fernando Pessoas Fausto. Since this work is not translated into Portuguese, it is absolutely
important to read this text to avoid repeat some already worked approaches to these authors.
The book is organized in Chapters that begin introducing the theme of Faust in Portugal,
the genesis of myth, the inner aspects of Pessoas work, the comparative relationship between
Goethe and Pessoa, and finishing the analyze mentioning the Valrys Mon Faust.
6. The chapter that seems to be more important to my research purposes is the chapter that
contents are following?
Eine subjektive Tragdie?
An subjective tragedy?
Tragik und Tragdie
Tragic and Tragedy
und Digression: The myth of Prometheus and
the Fall of Man
Subjektive Tragdie oder Tragik der Subjective tragedy or the tragic aspect of

berwindung des Fragmentarischen durch Overcoming





1. Title: Fernando Pessoa auf europischen Bhnen: Theaterwissenschaftliche analyse

der Werke Faust, Der Seemann und Der anarchistische Bankier und elf szenischer
English title: Fernando Pessoa on European stages: The drama theoretical analysis of
the works Faust, The Mariner and The Anarchist Banker and the eleven scenic
2. Publication: 1999. Edited by Prof. Dr. Holger Sandig. LIT Verlag. Literatur Theater
Medien. Mnster Hambug London. Germany / UK.
3. Author: Silke Buss
Managing Partner in BUSS Communication: Lisbon and Region.
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - IFP Munique.
4. In this book, researcher Silke Buss seems to present an analyze of the reception of
Fernando Pessoa theater works in some of theater and critic productions by several
authors and actors, including Christoph Marthaler, Aurlien Recoing and Patrick
Quillier. The book is organized in chapters that separate the Pessoas works and their
reception in each of the authors.
5. This work interests me insofar the author is from Germany and she is analyzing the
reception of Fernando Pessoa theater over the European scenario.

1. Title: "Das, was ihm fehlt, das teil' ich aus": "Faust" und die Allegorie der Poesie.
English title: What it lacks, that part I of ":" Faust "and the allegory of poetry.
2. Publication: Monatshefte, Vol. 100, No. 2 (Summer, 2008), pp. 226-246. Published by:
University of Wisconsin Press. Stable URL:
3. Author: Klaus Plonien Ohio University.
4. This article interests me insofar professor Plonien is analyzing Goethes Faust an its allegorical
elements concerning the theory of poetry, and the allegory in Fernando Pessoas poetry is an
important concept for my research.

1. Title: Faust und die Deutschen: Zur Entwicklungsgeschichte eines literarischen und
politischen Mythos

English title: Faust and the Germans: The development history of a literary and political
2. Publication: Zeitschrift fur Religions- und Geistesgeschichte, Vol. 48, No. 3 (1996), pp. 215230. Published by: Brill. Stable URL:
3. Author: Willi Jasper Professor of Modern German Literature and Cultural History
(German) and Jewish Studies at the University of Potsdam (retired).
4. This article is very important insofar the author is working in the myth background and his
political and historical aspects, which is a very important aspect on my research basics
1. Title: Konstruktionen des Bsen in Goethes Faust
Englih title: The construction of Evil in Goethes Faust.
2. Publication: 2013. Dissertation (Thesis) to obtain the degree of Doctor in Philosophy at the
Department of Philosophy and Humanities in University of Berlin.
3. Author: Aneka Viering PhD Candidate at University of Berlin.
4. This thesis interest me because I am also investigating the conception of evil in Pessoas Faust
that in some way is very different from Goethe, since in Pessoa there is no clear
representation of evil like Mephistopheles. The evil in Pessoa seems to be embodied in a
discourse of Negation, that obviously have some connection with Mephistopheles as

1. Title: Schopenhauer und die Postmodern

English title: Schopenhauer and Post-Modern
2. Revue Internationale de Philosophie, Vol. 42, No. 164 (1), Schopenhauer (1988), pp.71-81.
3. Author: Wolfgang Schirmacher Professor Schirmacher has taught philosophy at the
University of Hamburg, is a former Core Faculty Member of the Media Studies Graduate
Program, New School for Social Research, and Director of International Relations,
Philosophy and Technology Studies Center, Polytechnic University of New York. He is the
editor of the philosophy journals Schopenhauer-Studien and New York Studies in Media

4. His article interested me because I also investigating the philosophical background in

Pessoas Faust, and since I began to study this relations between Pessoa and Philosophy, I
had discover that Schopenhauer was one of his major influences, and in certain manner, his
Faust embodies the Schopenhauer conception of Absurdity.