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A better title might be The Books of Disquiet. Each entry in this fictional diary of one Bernardo Soares represents an attempt to create a distinct biography. The Book of Disquiet (Penguin Classics) [Fernando Pessoa, RICHARD Zenith] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The prizewinning. The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition [Fernando Pessoa, Jerónimo Pizarro , Margaret Jull Costa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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The Factless Autobiography Pessoa introduced his views on life and destiny — along with so many things. To be understood is to prostitute oneself.

‘The Book of Disquiet’ Is the Weirdest Autobiography Ever

And the greatest punishment is to know that whatever Dusquiet write will be futile, flawed and uncertain. This book is not for everyone though. In that so human selfishness of ours, we always think nobody is suffering more than we do.

I wanted to see something before my better judgment had control over my literary anxiety. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I am selfish, and am happy with the rare purchases I make myself.

This book is my newest treasure. As soon as I turned the last page, I worried, what am I going to do now? It is useful in the ways that all remarkable and uniquely structured books are, in fdrnando it has taught me how to read differently. It’s an immediate humanitarianism, without aims or conclusions, that overwhelms me right now.


The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition by Fernando Pessoa

David Jackson, Yale University. He is the only one who neither disguises nor deludes himself. In a moment of enlightenment, I realized that I’m nobody, absolutely nobody.

How many Horaces Ferjando been. Perceiving the disquiet which so fiercely plagued him, the solitude that he opted to dream to somehow conquer it, but still returning to the unrest because he understood the futility, made his thoughts trace through my mind, linger there for sometime before finally coming home to me. I have opium enough in my soul. I was robbed of any possibility of having existed before the world.

The Book of Disquiet

My joy is as painful as my grief. And if he says that it’s bad for his liver, I’ll answer: I want Pessoa to be as great as the version Zenith presents.

I lose my intelligence, I can no longer speak. Well, we are not; that is not an extraordinary epiphany. 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 disquiwt.


Indeed, if all philosophy were conceived and written this lyrically, it wouldn’t be the preserve of desk-bound, incomprehensible polysyllabists and LL.

Soares fwrnando a literary character, meant to be taken as such and to give pleasure, with a detailed set of beliefs, usually self-contradictory. To place in the realms of exact science the hum of a passerby, the glance of a waitress, the gaiety of a retiree, the hesitancy of an acquaintance, the struggles of a friend, the concerns of a lover.

Ultimately, for this reason alone, it is a creative work, if not necessarily fiction.

And still, somehow, I am not alone. That reminds me of something I found the other day. Also by Fernando Pessoa. Never miss a story from Electric Literaturewhen you sign up for Medium. Prepossessing Aphorisms Efrnando hard to say how much readers are expected to distance themselves from the ostensible authors or their philosophy. The scene becomes heavy and slow and I grind to a halt.