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Tedium is not a sickness brought on by the boredom of having nothing to do, but the worse sickness of feeling that nothing is worth doing.

The critic Harold Bloom referred to him in the dessasosiego The Western Canon as the most representative poet of the twentieth century, along with Pablo Neruda. Most of it just seems to be fake.

Banality, the banality of existence. He does nothing all day, every day, except gaze upon his navellike an overbloated narcissistic hypochondriac, and bleats about it like a little girl. The foreword states, for instance, that the book itself is supposed desassiego be written by one of the aforementioned heteronyms, that of a meek Lisbon bookkeeper named Bernardo Soares who lives, friendless and ;essoa family to claim him, in a two room apartment above the warehouse where he makes his living.

The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa. In your mind, picture an old man who dines in a nearby cafe everyday. Much has already been written of The Book of Disquiet is less a novel, more the diary of a sensitive and reflective outsider: Yet, instead of using the characters actively to write the assorted verse and prose which he assigned to them, he regarded himself more as an instrument who channeled the personalities, of which he had no control, until the works were finished.

For the ordinary man, to feel is to live, and to think is to know how to live. I’m also aware that I might have liked this work much more at a different stage of my life.


Unfortunately, I don’t actually like it that much. I love it because I hate it. I was perfectly happy with the quality of the text pessos the version I read plus I love the cover! Also abstraction for abstraction’s sake is a big turn-off. It just could have been something special if it told a real story.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The result is that this work is not just fragmentary in its own right.

Who else but the Germans could conceive of an epic such as this? The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Fernadno. There is no awesome plot involving robots-gone-amok, no swashbuckling piracy on the high seas, and no senseless and depraved acts of copulation which make my sweaty paws turn the pages with eager anticipation. Not even the most desperate dissertation could convince me such a place is discernable.

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. Difficult to read but worth the effort. Alot, not all, says a whole lot about nothing, rambling on, contradicting itself desasosieyo droning on in it’s repetitions.

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I once even flirted briefly with the idea of creating a 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.

Not for me, fernxndo least, and it seems regrettable that this is the only piece of Pessoa’s prose we have access to.

At the onset ferrnando any sadness, They assert their innocence. Stylistically it is quite interesting because it is told from the perspective of one of the author’s heteronyms but it is not like a story told from the perspective of a character but more of a diary collection of poetry that is loosely tied together by the general theme of 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 wh Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.


He is exasperated with his surroundings fernano yet, is thankful for them. When he died, his relatives saw these sheets of papers and 50 years after his death, this book was published. Which translation shall I read then?

Libro Del Desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (Hardcover)

I admire no one in literature more than the classical writers, who are the ones I least resemble. 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 …more 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 desasosieggo Pessoa’s expert.

Its closest fictional parallel is Dostoyevsky’s “Notes from Underground”. II Wise men protect their souls With just their deswsosiego senses. I also wrote a story that I placed in comment 1 in the thread. What idiot on this earth does not question the meaning of life and ternando into a deep hole to lick away the wounds of a quotidian existence? This, alone, should have served as some sort of a warning. I’m glad to see that it has been over a year now, with a lot of reads some goodsome greatdesasoaiego ” meh ,” in between.

Sou bocados de personagens de dramas meus. Pessoa’s love of himself, his love of his own sadness and banality, wore thin. This is not something I do lightly.