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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In other projects Wikiquote. He is irritated with his existence. What the hell, who cares. Believe me, I am all about self-deprecation.

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April – The Book of Disquiet 7 27 Apr 18, Yet other times he can seem utterly arrogant in his narcissism. Rousseau possessed, in equal measure, the intelligence of a creator and the sensibility of a slave. This category is books that try too hard.

Discussion — The Book of Disquiet — Book as a whole. April – The Book of Disquiet. A few weeks ago this is what I tentatively wrote for my review: But in the case of what is important to Soares or to Pessoaintellectual thought is apparently the only process that sustains his life.

I feel this because I feel nothing. Granted, my expectations were high going into this read, but not unrealistic. But Pessoa— The pages remaining just seem insurmountable.

Un libro sencillamente genial These great existentialist authors should put their pens down more often, build meaningful relationships, and make the happiness of others their reason to exist.


He said that this book was the best he read last year.

Mind you, Pessoa acknowledged that Soares most resembled his true self [ “me minus reason and affectivity” ], to the extent there might only have been one. Whatever you call it, it purports to be a philosophy made by a melancholy person for melancholy people, to the extent that there is any concern for others at all.

Fragments from under the Floorboards Both versions of the work have been presented to the reader as if it was a novel. Exactly what the hell is that supposed to mean?

Libro del desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (2 star ratings)

And Oben and uten? Pessoa had over eighty personas, and these occupied him from as early as six years old. I knew this was coming, simply from the reviews of the book I had read. In order not to demean ourselves in our own eyes, it is enough that we should become accustomed to harbouring no ambitions, passions, desires, hopes, impulses or feelings of restlessness. There has been conjecture as to which fragments of the discovered manuscript were intended for inclusion in the work, and much assembly has been done through careful analysis of notes left behind in journals and the trunk itself.

He is exasperated with his surroundings and deassosiego, is thankful for them. In another short, one should be content to work for the purpose of the work itself.


The fragments feature some lovely writing and not-quite-profound but at least intriguing thoughts Ci sono delle ottime intuizioni. In truth, I was attracted by the cover, and a fascinating quote involving Lisbon which compared the author to Kafka, someone whose writings I adore.

I see that the Penguin classic version of the book has pages, while the Serpent’s tail version of it has only pages. Its beauty resides in the quality of writing, which can be enjoyed by all readers with a metaphysical bent. It’s a book I find really interesting and am glad to know about and have on my shelf. The Book of Disquiet is less a novel, more the diary of a sensitive and reflective outsider: The narrator is a thinker, not a man of action.

He dreams about dreaming. It comes recommended to those looking to expand their knowledge of this period of literary history, as well as fans of modern bizarro and gonzo fiction. Certainly the idea holds merit.

Which means this is plus pages of an artistic loner trying to make tedium entertaining. Not to put too fine a point on it, this book blows.