O que o turista deve ver
What the tourist should see
This guide to Lisbon which Fernando Pessoa left typewritten in English in 1925, is a love letter to his city. This edition, with stunning and unique illustrations, shows us a fearless cicerone making decisions about the paths to take and showing in-depth and detailed knowledge regarding the most remarkable streets and monuments of the capital; one can note a great desire to reveal the most significant treasures to the eyes of outsiders.
Some scholars of Pessoa’s work have suggested that this work is devoid of the metaphorical highs of Bernardo Soares or the impetus of other heteronyms. And this is to the good: he has bequeathed us a guide to Lisbon halfway between the two world wars that will forever be accurate and valuable - both for visitors and for the people of Lisbon, who, after perusing these lines will look at their city with the smile of those who know its details that their fellow countrymen overlook.
Illustrator - Mario Linhares
English - Português