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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All in all, this book will only appeal to those readers comfortable with deep thoughts lacking a plot, and willing to persevere, but the rewards can be great. The onanist may be an abject creature but in deswsosiego he is the logical expression of the lover. What I’m getting at here is that I have no idea what being a Symbolist means in the slightest. Ci starebbe il cestino con zero stelle, se non mi fosse venuto da chiedermi se non stia sbagliando io da qualche parte.

Hope and doubt are equally cold and grey. It’s curious that what little capacity I have for enthusiasm is aroused by those most unlike me in temperament. An example and t Thoughts, observations, ramblings about this and that. The connection to literary fiction is tenuous at best because, in order for it to qualify it as such, you have to accept that you are reading the tedious observations of a very dull and very invented person.

It’s even suggested that it’s one of the great Modernist novels of the 20th Century. I hate it when this happens. 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 desasosoego a diary collection of poetry that is loosely tied together by the general theme of Also abstraction for abstraction’s sake is a big turn-off.


This, in essence, is where the confusion between myself and the critics begins. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He was a writer peessoa used more than 70 heteronyms and each one had a biography of his own. The only thing some people may learn from him is how to avoid life. Lemming a book is not my standard mode at all.

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What is the reason for this difference in page number? He was each one of them, a mix of few of them, and none at all.

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 pesoa cerca di sublimare trascrivendo in un libro questo, appunto il suo flusso di pensieri lasciato libero dalla mancanza di sfide e di occupazione.

O eterno estar no bifurcar dos caminhos! Soares lives a life only in his mind and in his daydreams.

Pessoa would be proud if you would answer this question with a yes. Though I developed empathy for the author, whoever he was– there was, to me, a portrait of mental illness and severe depression within the book– I found the barrage of bleakness somewhat relentless and was desasosiefo to finally complete the book.

A work that could polarise some readers I suspect. Not only were their styles different; they thought differently, they had different religious and political views, different aesthetic sensibilities, different social temperaments. Not that this thought isn’t relatable, it’s just that I don’t need pages worth of repetitions to get it.

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.


Trivia About The Book desasosirgo Disqu The Book in had four English editions by different translators: For Pessoa, life is a dream.

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That happiness is unknowingly close at hand, close but eternally beyond his reach. See all 6 questions about Libro del desasosiego…. The Book of Disquiet should be read slowly and thoughtfully, savored and sipped like fine wine.

You don’t get the kind of praise many of my Goodreads friends heaped upon his work by being a bad writer.

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And this presumptuousness takes a strange form: Not even a hint of a narrative in the writing. The second phase, more personal and diary-like, is the one credited to Bernardo Soares.

In me every tiny detail is recorded and magnified in order to form part of a whole.

These are also the same folks that invented the siesta, as a way to help make the typical, grueling work day more manageable by adding a nice nap right in the middle after a few slugs from a jug of wine, no desassosiego. Found myself going back and forth, that’s what worked for me.