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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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I’ve never come across Pessoa’s work before this so I should probably. I admire no one in literature more than the classical writers, who are the ones Desasoskego least resemble.

Not even a hint of a narrative in the writing. He questions himself and then gives answers on his own but isn’t sure of them in the end. Preview — Libro del desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa.

This page was last edited on 21 Julyat But Pessoa takes self-deprecation desasossiego a new level.

For me, humanity is one vast decorative motif, existing through one’s eyes and ears and through psychological emotion. Who else but the Germans desasoaiego conceive of an epic such as this?

He is a dreamer and in his dreams he does all sorts of mind-boggling thinking that I end up dogearing half of the pages of this book because there are so many beautiful, xesasosiego passages about life.

I don’t care if this makes me happy or unhappy, and I don’t much care.

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desasosiegoo These are all items which combined to draw me towards The Book of Disquiet when I found it in the middle of a stack on the floor in the wrong section of Bookman’s Corner. I demand nothing more from myself than to be a spectator of life. 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.

Heternonymy This be possibly the biggest, most self indulgent pre-PoMo existential angst wank fest. Paperbackpages.

Libro del desasosiego

Through them trickles The plangent sound Of the constant rain Outside the window. I thought, perhaps, it might be related to a proto-surrealism, which would have been worth the price of admission, but there’s an equal possibility it was a school of literature related, mostly, to poetry alone.

There are images tucked away in books that live more vividly than many men and women. 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.

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I had read some positive reviews and had the book recommended to oessoa by other readers who know my tastes and whose opinions I hold in high esteem. So, I made it as far as pagebut I couldn’t do it. I was honestly annoyed with Pessoa once I was two-thirds of the way through this book and I knew that this kind of book is not for me.


There is an atom of potential in this thing, and when atoms are split they can level cities. We were born into a state of anguish, both metaphysical and moral, and of political disquiet.

To do this, he covers dfsasosiego with an armour of realities closer to him than the world’s facts and through which the facts, modified accordingly, reach him. And it would seem, judging from the reviews at Amazon, that people who like the book, are not happy with their lives.

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I’ve become a character in a book, a life already dead. But Pessoa— The pages remaining just seem insurmountable. What is this Livro do Desassossego? Exactly what the hell is that supposed to mean?

Better either the complete work, which is in any case a work, even if it’s bad, or the absence of words, the unbroken silence of the soul that knows it is incapable of acting. The self-deprecating mirror of the narcissist. Life and the Abyss: Ay Ay Ay Caramba.