Libro del desasosiego has ratings and reviews. Ahmad said: Livro do Desassossego = The Book of Disquiet, Fernando PessoaThe Book of Disquie . Atribuida por su autor a Bernardo Soares, «personalidad literaria» de quien dijo Pessoa «soy yo menos el raciocinio y la afectividad», esta maravilla es el. Find great deals for Libro Del Desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (Hardcover). Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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What the hell, who cares. Much has already been written of the brilliant poetic style, and the trenchant and memorable aphorisms, so I will instead write about what is not so often discussed: Nevertheless, it does seem like a diary or, perhaps more precisely, a journal, although to label it so suggests more linearity than there is, themes appear, reappearing, and weaving in a cumulative way. Sieda, e si vergogni.

Richard Zenith includes not only fragments Fernando Pessoa didn’t want in, but also author notes, and letters to friends concerning the book.

And, through it all, you can see the efrnando guy’s love of life. At the very least, the book inevitably causes the reader to begin similarly reflecting on his own life, becoming more aware of how he is like and unlike other people, of how other people might also feel and think. Libro del desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa. I’ve written sentences whose sound, read out loud or silently impossible to hide their soundcan only be of something that has acquired absolute exteriority and a full-fledged soul.

While it’s true that suffering is not a prerequisite for great art – one must be talented, but is not required to be unhappy in order to pen a great symphony, or vernando a masterful sculpture – I wonder if the same holds true for great literature, which is so much more a direct expression of the artist’s mind, lacking as it does the interstitial abstraction of other artistic frenando.


At least this prospect makes it good for a laugh or maybe even a dance. Life and the Abyss: Nietzsche and Cioran have pssoa cut so close to the bone.

April – The Book of Disquiet. Indeed, if all philosophy were conceived and written this lyrically, it wouldn’t be the preserve of desk-bound, incomprehensible polysyllabists and LL. I kind of pride myself on my reading stamina. Or if it was, I totally missed the desxsosiego. Some of them even died during the course of his life. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Whatever you call it, it purports to be desasoxiego philosophy made by a melancholy person for melancholy people, to the extent that there is any concern for others at all.

The quality of the actual language is good.

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. Prepossessing Aphorisms It’s hard to say how much readers are expected to distance themselves from the ostensible authors or their philosophy. An example and there are plenty: He loved and loathed himself equally.

I don’t want to be precious about the definition of the word “novel”. The prose demands it. As the story goes: There is an atom of potential in this thing, and when atoms are split they can level cities.

Which translation shall I read then? Allegedly the trunk was large and contained thousands of pages of unpublished work, part of which was grouped together in the form of a masterwork called The Book of Desaxosiego.

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In me every tiny detail is recorded and magnified in order to form part of a whole. Pessoa, who was Portuguese, wrote the segments over the course of the last twenty years of his life, which ended in He was a writer who used more than 70 heteronyms and each one had a biography of his own.


And each produced a large body of poetry. I see that the Penguin classic version of the book has pages, while the Serpent’s tail version of it has only pages. I have no idea what the symbolist tradition was, but it sounded cool, so that’s as good a criteria as any to look into something when it comes up. View all 3 comments.

Future editors, as obsessed as they are with completionism, included more than the author intended sometimes depending on the version. View all 3 comments.

Libro Del Desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (Hardcover)

April – The Book of Disquiet. Its not even two words, is it? Curiously, though, I did not walk away from the book infuriated. Granted, my expectations were high going into this read, but not unrealistic. Paradoxical in the best way that modernist work can be. No me cabe duda que Pessoa es un buen poeta y definitivamente lo prefiero como poeta.

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. I see that the Penguin classic version of the book has pages, while the Serpent’s tail version of it has only pages.

From time to time Pessoa turns a desasoiego phrase. Give him a mirror and please, please, show him out the door! Lists with This Book.