The Book of Disquiet is a work by the Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa ( –). Published posthumously, The Book of Disquiet is a fragmentary. Fernando Pessoa. Libro del desasosiego. Fernando Pessoa. Libro del desasosiego. Image may contain: text. Likes3 Comments93 Shares. English (US). Libro Del Desasosiego Pessoa. 9 likes. Book. Libro Del Desasosiego Pessoa. Privacy · Terms. About. Libro Del Desasosiego Pessoa. Book. 9 people like this.

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Myron by Gore Vidal was a book deesasosiego I once threw out in unquenchable contempt. That would be worse than desasisiego. If you don’t speak Portuguese I would recommend the translation by Richard Zenith, as he is of Portuguese descent, editor of one of the Portuguese …more If you don’t speak Portuguese I would recommend the translation by Richard Zenith, as he is of Portuguese descent, editor of one of the Portuguese versions and considered by many one of the greatest Pessoa’s expert.

Rather than finding myself chuckling at the author’s skewed view of self, I found myself more or less bored to the point of anger by the tedium of it all. What is pedsoa is that they think that others should love the book, too. I’m also desasoseigo that I might have liked this work much more at a different stage of my life. The Flashes of contemplative brilliance amid a heap of questionably intellectual masturbation.

I demand nothing more from life than to be a spectator of it. Refresh and try again. Especially when one’s own supposed intellect is the focus of one’s entire attention.

For me the external world is pure sensation. Though my biggest problem with this book, and the reason why I didn’t go googily-eyed over it, was that the writing was This is not a normal book. The work purports to be the product of the heteronymic author, Bernardo Soares, a figment of Pessoa’s imagination. Una persona in questa posizione deve convivere troppo tempo libero, troppe energie e troppe frustrazioni represse; finisce per annegare nella noia, nel tedio, in una feroce impotenza che cerca di sublimare trascrivendo in un libro questo, appunto il suo flusso di pensieri lasciato libero dalla mancanza di sfide e di occupazione.

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And there is real value in what can be discovered in The Book of Disquietbut one must take care not to romanticise Soares’s detachment and remoteness, or mistake the actualisation of these as one’s aim, for there are better ways to perceive the world.

He sings his thoughts through his writings and then dances on the music he creates during this process. Ciddi anlamda sinirlerimi bozdu. What is the reason for this difference in page number? Because this genre has not really been attempted before: Spesso il male di vivere ho incontrato era il rivo strozzato che gorgoglia era l’incartocciarsi della foglia riarsa, era il cavallo stramazzato.

Its beauty resides in the quality of writing, which can be enjoyed by all readers with a metaphysical bent. This was recommended to me by a friend of mine, Chicago bizarro author David David Katzman, specifically because of the growing influence it’s apparently having these days on all lovers of the surreal; because for those who don’t know, Fernando Pessoa was sort of the Portuguese version of Franz Kafka, a wh Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.

The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa.

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Why the change of heart? Certainly the idea holds merit. This category is books that try too hard. Much like Proust who wrote an entire series of book triggered by the taste of a single Madeleine cookie, Soares believes that an artist must be able to wring the greatest emotional effect out of the smallest incidents.

What you get would depend on what you would want to receive from it. Got to say crap won out in the end. Open Preview See a Problem?

Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.

The Book of Disquiet is not in any sense a novel. I just don’t find the way Pessoa describes his crushing sadness as particularly evocative or interesting. You hesitate to talk to him. Thus, the existence of the heteronym allowed Pessoa to fully explore aspects of his imagination, aesthetics and philosophy, without any limitation inferred from its ultimate source in the one person.


I do not understand why.

However, the sheer difference in length has made me question whether and, if so, how much, text was omitted from the earlier version. Soares was not just a pseudonym for Desasosjego writing as himself. Just a moment ddsasosiego we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pessoa, who was Portuguese, wrote the segments over the course of the last twenty years of his life, which ended in How can I give this book four stars when there are such disagreeable elements?

One has to slow down while reading to savor the beauty of Pessoa’s prose. Nothing had forewarned me of this possibility. Nietzsche and Cioran have never cut so close to the bone. The human soul is an abyss of viscous darkness He was a writer who used more than 70 heteronyms and each one had a biography of his own.

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Credit 3 14 Nov 17, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For me, humanity is one vast decorative motif, existing through one’s eyes and ears and through psychological emotion.

Montale sta su un altro pianeta. We love an idea of our own; in short, it is ourselves that we love View all 15 comments. Stylistically it is quite interesting because it is told from the perspective of one of the author’s heteronyms but it is not like a story told from the perspective of a character but more of a diary collection of poetry that is loosely tied together by the general theme of Only he loved being alone, living alone, not traveling, not desiring or needing.

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