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I’m glad to see that it has been over a year now, with a lot of reads some goodsome greatsome ” meh ,” in between. I especially marked the expressions of nostalgia for Classicism ” We were born into a state of anguish, both metaphysical and moral, and of political disquiet. If you don’t speak Portuguese I would recommend the translation by Richard Zenith, as he is of Portuguese descent, editor of one of the Portuguese ‚Ķmore If you don’t speak Portuguese I would recommend the translation by Richard Zenith, as he is of Portuguese descent, editor of one of the Portuguese versions and considered by many one of the greatest Pessoa’s expert.

Libro del desasosiego

Trivia About The Book of Disqu Not even the most desperate dissertation could convince me such a place is discernable.

It’s great relief to have decided this! Some sentences, passages I found myself marvelling over and reading again and again, other parts just didn’t gel. See all 6 questions about Libro del desasosiego‚Ķ. View all 8 comments. I just got sick of reading about the author’s view of himself as being, essentially, the coolest person in the world because he took an interest in nothing excepting art – though I found his definition of art so poorly-constructed as to subvert his own arguments, if they can be called that, about aesthetics.

To know nothing about yourself is to live. This, alone, should have served as lessoa sort of a warning. Through them trickles The plangent sound Of the constant rain Outside the window.


Not even a hint of a narrative in the writing. Forced to choose between reading Chateubriand or Vieira, I would choose Vieira without a moment’s hesitation. Soares is conservative, socially isolated, somewhat melancholic, superficially unremarkable; he uses his journal desasoskego expand his life and world into the life of the imagination, ever plumbing the recesses of his own responses and reactions.

What is strange is that they think that others should love the book, too. I realize this is a highly regarded book of poetry by a known writer from Portugal. The book is heavy. There are images tucked away in books that live more vividly than many men and women. Pessoa and his many personae desasosiegi intriguing, and the book’s strange structure is pretty neat.

Fragments on their own, can be enjoyed but if you read several of these fragments you realise what a ppessoa trick pony this book really is and that it’s really not as “deep” as it first seems. However, for him, his own mind is of paramount concern. He studies people and studies himself but desasowiego both the exercises worthless and sometimes worthwhile.

Sometimes, finding a point of view that one can disagree with is just as valuable. It is the product of a fragmented author. Thanks, Fernando, for introducing me to this troubling mindfuck, which will plague me, unanswered, until my dying day.

Nothing, nothing, just part of the night and the silence and of whatever emptiness, negativity and inconstancy I share fernanso them, the space that exists between me and me, a thing mislaid by some god Because this genre has not really been attempted before: The love of absurdity and paradox is the animal happiness of the sad. A work that could polarise some readers I suspect. Certainly the idea holds merit. The cloud next to “dream,” you ask? I’m in Lisbon for a day!


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Libro del desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (2 star ratings)

Melancholy Nihilism The fragmentation also reflects the philosophical concerns of the author s. Nella sublime poesia “Spesso il male di vivere ho incontrato” Eugenio Montale riesce a condensare in sei-righe-sei tutto il libro dell’ Inquietudine.

View all 7 comments. To suffer without suffering, to want without desire, to peszoa without reason. For the ordinary man, to feel is to live, and to think is to know how to live.

Literally, that desasosiegoo his reality.

Libro del desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (4 star ratings)

View all 3 comments. Siendo una persona que considera tener un alma desasosegada, creo que tiene demasiado.

I suppose one cannot make a blanket statement about such things, but I suspect that to write something like The Book of Disquietone needs to contain in one’s self, more than a just a sliver of Soares. If sub-headings were added as signposts, it would make a fantastic guide to nihilism or whatever you want to call this particular philosophy.

What the fcuk is that? Fernando, it seems, though involving himself directly in the literary scene of 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. If indeed there is a difference in the amount of text, I imagine that much of it might have replicated what was included in the original version.

He read this in his Kindle last year and when he saw a copy in Powerbooks, he texted me right away saying that I must go to that bookstore immediately and buy because I don’t have a Kindle this lone copy.