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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A completed thing is like a child; although imperfect like everything human, it belongs to us like our own children.

A few weeks ago this is what I tentatively wrote for my review: View all 15 comments. Wuthering Heights filled me with a sense of frustration so supreme that I could not finish. Or in what order he would have presented the work or novel, had he finished it.

desaaosiego He said that this book was the best he read last year. Many items were drawn from the content of the foreword–the thirty-five page long foreword–which goes into great detail describing his hidden genius.

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My ideal would be to live everything through novels and to use real life for resting up. He essentially invented multiple authors and wrote from their perspective. Fragments from under the Floorboards Both versions of the work have been presented to the reader as if it was a novel.


Frankly, the only interesting part was when he talked about Lisbon, his beloved Lisboa. And student of mankind, who is remarkably good, considering how little he interacts. The idea is novel.

Libro Del Desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (Hardcover)

Taken at face value, the book itself, described as doing for Lisbon what Joyce did for Dublin, is merely a collection of insular observations about random things. Still, I’m glad to have the book as a singular and unique piece of work, and I’ll probably dip back in now and again.

So far, the best book that I’ve read this year. I made it past page I cannot emphasize this enough.

Libro del desasosiego

Ultimately Pessoa’s description of depression and fernaando refuge in uncaring will probably be something you relate to deeply or feel alienated from. Paradoxical in the best way that modernist work can be. Ci sono delle ottime intuizioni. I don’t fantasise; I don’t imagine.

I skim read much of the second half. I enjoyed some elements of the poetry but overall it was not as cohesive as I would have liked. The Book of Disquiet deasosiego utterly fascinating.

Life is empty and dreary and oppressive and so on. The editors have assembled the fragments in a thematic way, even though the same themes appear multiple times in the finished text. The commander is dependent. April – The Book of Disquiet 7 27 Apr 18, Pessoa definitely has his own rhythm, his own voice. So, much as I respect all the people I know who rated this book highly, I’m leaving it as unfinished.


Pessoa and his many personae are intriguing, and the book’s strange structure is pretty neat. Included in the auction was an unopened, dusty trunk, purchased by a college student looking for a cheap conversation piece.

The Book of Disquiet is a revelation about a man similar to what I have just described above. 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 but left behind over 25, pages of brilliantly obtuse work after his death.