The Book of Disquietude by Bernardo Soares, assistant bookkeeper in the City of Lisbon by Fernando PessoaThe Book of Disquietude by Bernardo Soares, assistant bookkeeper in the City of Lisbon by Fernando Pessoa

The Book of Disquietude by Bernardo Soares, assistant bookkeeper in the City of Lisbon

byFernando Pessoa

Paperback | July 20, 1999

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The "Book of Disquietude" is the "factless autobiography" of "Bernardo Soares, " one of the 72 literary personae with which Portugal's greatest poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) created the theater of himself. Conceived in 1916, Soares is, Pessoa declared, "amutilation" of his own personality.
FERNANDO PESSOA was born in Lisbon in 1888. As a young man, he dropped out of university and made his living by translating, writing in avant-garde reviews, and drafting business letters in English and French. He began publishing criticism in 1912, creative prose in 1913, and poetry in 1914. He published his works under a variety of al...
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Title:The Book of Disquietude by Bernardo Soares, assistant bookkeeper in the City of LisbonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:339 pages, 8 × 5.12 × 0.73 inPublished:July 20, 1999Publisher:SHEEP MEADOW PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1878818651

ISBN - 13:9781878818652

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So deeply human The form of these poems is not traditional, but prose-like. They're more like little snippets, or diary entries that go as deep into the human experience as anything can. They are questioning, insecure, existentialist, and also extremely beautiful. Pessoa writes about common things and makes them extraordinary. #plumreviews
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To be read in line with a nostalgia for Lisbon In the same way that travel books are made to be prepared for an arrival into a country, this book was made for the departure from one: Lisbon.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Existentialism anyone? By reading this book or collection of thoughts, the reader is transported into a new world, the world of what I believe is the true personality of Fernando Pessoa. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest or desire to delve into the psyche of a solitary, existentialist man. It is in essence a portal into a man's soul. Give it a try....let me know what you think, it is not an easy read. Nuno
Date published: 1999-05-10

Editorial Reviews

Pessoa is among the modernist giants in whose shadows we live, and who made our century one of extraordinary poetic richness. - Octavio Paz