A book which tries to touch all the senses at once, Água Viva is a painting in prose form which rearranges language and form in an ecstatic stream of consciousness. It has been said to have the qualities of a piece of music, with passages repeating like a chorus. Meditations on life, time and familiar objects unfurl and flicker between observation and inference. Its exceptional, like Pessoa through mercury. First published in 1973, this Penguin Classics edition can be found next to her collected short stories in Fiction.