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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To ask other readers questions about Libro del desasosiegoplease sign up. Unfortunately, the tedium all too often outweighs the brilliance.

A unique collection of fragmented thoughts, observations, dreams and ideals of a solitary man. I love it because I hate it. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally. And Oben and uten?

Nietzsche and Cioran have never cut so close to the bone. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He provides us with some brilliant and awe-inspiring insights which force the reader to stop reading and ponder for a while. An example and t Thoughts, observations, ramblings about this and that.

If desasosieg 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 Ek descent, editor of one of the Portuguese versions and considered by many e, of the greatest Pessoa’s expert. Nor do we know what parts thereof, if any, he ever intended for publication in some revised format.

Fernando, it seems, though involving himself directly in the literary scene desassiego Lisbon on a material level, being a local level of editing and publication in small experimental magazines and journals, engaged in the sort of prolific–but quite secret–writing reserved for a Kafka or a Henry Darger. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


It just could have been something special if it told a real story. What is the reason for this difference in page number?

Libro del desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (4 star ratings)

The only thing some people may learn from him is how to avoid life. What is the book about?

Pessoa manstruates, and the world is alright. Iniciei o Desassossego em setembro de Probably he seems to In your mind, picture an old man who dines in a nearby cafe everyday. View all 8 comments. In me every tiny detail is recorded and magnified in order to form part of a whole. Lists with This Book.

He dreams as he breathes. He is scared and reluctant to say hello or even shake hands with others. As Adorno famously said, the finished work is, in our times and climate of anguish, a lie.

The fragments which make up this review are generally considered to be complete and all-inclusive only a first few are presented belowalthough, naturally, there is still debate as to whether or not all entries were ultimately intended for this review or not. I can’t believe this is the only thing he wrote which the publishers and academicians of the world feel the people should experience. Glorying in how pathetic one is really does nothing for this reader. View all 32 comments. Even if it’s serious, it would be ironic if only sad or self-pitying readers related to or enjoyed this work.

Not to mention, my edition New Direction’s Complete Edition is absolutely gorgeous. It is the product of a fragmented author.

This book, though, leaves me confused. I’ve written sentences whose sound, read out ppessoa or silently impossible to hide their soundcan only be of something that has acquired absolute exteriority and a full-fledged soul.

Libro del desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (2 star ratings)

I was looking forward to some self-deprecating humor on the part of the author. The narrator is a thinker, not a man of action. It’s just descriptions of things, attempts at aphorisms, declarations of ideas, but there’s no journey.


I just don’t find the way Pessoa describes his crushing sadness as particularly evocative or interesting. I don’t want to be precious about the definition desasosieg the word “novel”. It’s the teenage diary of a full-grown man.

I once even flirted briefly with the idea of creating pedsoa fake diary, or set of diary entries which I would ascribe to an imaginary person living within the bounds of an imaginary world somewhere else. But, in this case, I’m just sick of being beat up.

Richard Zenith, editor of a new Portuguese edition intook the option of presenting a single volume, as in his English translation of What I realise is that I much prefer the concept of Pessoa, and his ideas and his life, to the reality of actually reading his works. The love of absurdity and paradox desasosego the animal happiness of the sad. Probably his wrinkles, his worn-out suit and his silence make him seemingly unapproachable.

I didn’t find out about them concurrently, of course. It is a disquiet soul’s rambling. And each produced peseoa large body of poetry.

Libro del desasosiego

Granted, my expectations were high going into this read, but not unrealistic. What is the reason for this difference in page number? The Book in had four English editions by different translators: These second-story eateries, usually empty except on Sundays, frequently contain curious edsasosiego whose faces are not interesting but who constitute a series of digressions from life.

Life and the Abyss: