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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One wonders if such a work could have been written before the 20th century, before the age of psychological awareness launched by Freud and others. For me the external world is pure sensation.

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We were born into a state of anguish, pesoa metaphysical and moral, and of political disquiet. What the fcuk is that? The Christian Science Pesssoa. There are parties out there who have celebrated this man and his work, but I cannot feel this same degree of excitement. Which means this is plus pages of an artistic loner trying to make tedium entertaining.

I concern myself only with myself. Hope and doubt are equally cold and grey. Quotes from Libro del desasos Hence the vast torso of Pessoa’s Faust on which he laboured much of his life. A better way to compare the sizes of different versions would be with word counts. According to Cunha, who with Jacinto do Prado Coelho and Maria Aliete Galhoz edited the first edition inthere are two authors of the book: Still, there is always the possibility that the fiction lies in the creation of a non-fiction work by a fictitious author, narrator or character as ably assisted by the experts and editors!

I kind of pride myself on my reading stamina. Which translation shall I read then? Whether or not it was ever intended to be a novel by either of its “authors”the work itself or at least the analysis of it desasoosiego within the concerns of Modernism, if not Post-Modernism which I maintain is a branch of Modernism, a sub-movement, not a separate movement.


There’s a degree of inconstancy in thought and personality which bears desaxosiego examination.

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When he died, his relatives saw these sheets of papers and 50 years after his death, this book was published. Yet, instead of using the characters actively to write the assorted verse and prose which he assigned to them, he regarded himself more as an instrument who channeled the personalities, of which he had no control, until the works were finished.

Pessoa had over eighty personas, and these occupied him from as early as six years old. Nov 23, K.

There is no awesome plot involving robots-gone-amok, no swashbuckling piracy on the high seas, and no senseless and depraved acts of copulation which make my sweaty paws turn the pages with eager anticipation. What is the reason for this difference in page number? pessa

Thanks, Fernando, for introducing me to this troubling mindfuck, which will plague me, unanswered, desasosuego my dying day. Give him a mirror and pesosa, please, show him out the door! I am reluctant to describe it as Existentialism, because of the apparent lack of Humanism. For every bit of creative prose or philosophical insight, there’s reams and reams of repetitive anggggst.

I demand nothing more from life than to be a spectator of it. This book, though, leaves me confused. Too often, the book slipped from healthy self-deprecation to self-loathing. View all 11 comments. Literally, that is his reality.

Libro del desasosiego

There are passages from my own writing that chill me with desasosiegl, so distinctly do I feel them as people, so sharply outlined do they appear against the walls desasoeiego my room, at night, in shadows The book was listed on the Norwegian Book Clubs list of the best works of fiction of all timebased on the responses of authors from 54 countries.

Quotes from Libro del desasos 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 white-collar worker in Lisbon during the Early Modernist era of the s through ’30s, who barely published anything during his own lifetime wl left behind over 25, pages of brilliantly obtuse work after his death.


In his introduction, he writes that “if Bernardo Soares does not measure up to the full Pessoa, neither are his diary writings the sum total of Disquietudeto which he was after all a johnny-come-lately. Fragments on their own, can be enjoyed but if you read several of these fragments you realise what a one trick pony this book really is and that it’s really not as “deep” as it first seems. However, here, the work as a whole in whatever version has been assembled by a team of experts and editors from a trunk full of hundreds or thousands of fragments.

Discussion — The Book of Disquiet — Book as a whole. The love of absurdity and paradox is the animal happiness of the sad. Neither ‘commonplace book’, nor ‘sketchbook’, nor ‘florilegium’ will do.

As the story goes: Alternatively, it might have consisted of complementary material, the absence of which did not detract desasoisego the content of the original version. I feel this because I feel nothing. Its beauty resides in the quality of writing, which can be enjoyed by all readers with a metaphysical bent. In the end, these insights whether they be about life in general, or whether they gave me insights dessasosiego certain types of people with tendencies like the narratorwere often profound enough to elevate this book to quite a high status.