Abstract

The Autobiography of M. is the third volume of a trilogy whose first and second volumes, A Mala Anarquista, Fernando Pessoa, Babel e a Comunidade Vindoura (Colibri, 2019) and Discurso do Bastardo (Colibri, 2021), can be described as textual bodies made of essays, speculative reflection, idiosyncratic prose and genre transgressions authored by the fictional M. The present Autobiography is, in turn, a fictionalized account – written entirely in English – of M.s life, turmoil, existential growth and erotic awakening. It is also the culmination, as well as the sourcebook, of M.’s trajectory from the condition of bastardy to one of emancipated self-performance. However, the descriptor autobiography is equivocal. It would be more exact to say that this volume is composed of a mosaic of voices – that of the Philosopher, the Counselor (or Chorus), the Minotaur and M. himself – who co-write M.’s autobiography.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLisbon
PublisherColibri
Number of pages164
ISBN (Print)978-989-566-081-0
Publication statusPublished - May 2021

Keywords

  • Autobiography
  • Fiction
  • Modernity
  • Technê
  • Bildung
  • Labyrinth

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