Ethics, politics, and philosophy in the poetry of Fernando Pessoa. A close analysis of five forms of anxiety that pervade Fernando Pessoa¿s poetry: 1) that you are a person; 2) that you are one person; 3) that you are yourself; 4) that your life can be wasted; and 5) that others may fail to understand you. How do these forms of anxiety shape Pessoa¿s style(s), his system of heteronyms, his interest in certain literary forms (such as esoteric and prophetic literature), and his perception of the Portuguese cultural and geohistorical context? Readings available in English and Portuguese. Taught in English.