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Pessoa tee

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Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (1888 – 1935) was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher, and philosopher, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language. He also wrote in and translated from English and French.

Pessoa is best remembered for his unfinished masterpiece, The Book of Disquiet. Throughout his short life (he died in 1935 at age 47), Pessoa employed at least 70 fictive personas that he called “heteronyms” as vehicles to pursue wildly divergent styles of writing. These personalities included world travellers, uncultured peasants, and conservative academics. (These imaginary figures sometimes held unpopular or extreme views.) The Book of Disquiet, however, is credited to a “semi-heteronym”: Bernardo Soares, a reclusive, melancholy Lisbon accountant who seemingly differs from Pessoa only in name. Written in fragments over the course of his career and only published for the first time in 1982, the book is a “factless autobiography,” a glum but deeply poetic meandering in which Pessoa anatomizes every species of doubt, failure, and sorrow.

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Blank product sourced from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, or the US


Size guide

XS (inches) 27 16 ½
S (inches) 28 18
M (inches) 29 20
L (inches) 30 22
XL (inches) 31 24
2XL (inches) 32 26


XS (cm) 68.6 42
S (cm) 71.1 45.7
M (cm) 73.7 50.8
L (cm) 76.2 55.9
XL (cm) 78.7 61
2XL (cm) 81.3 66