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Libro del desasosiego has ratings and reviews. Ahmad said: Livro do Desassossego = The Book of Disquiet, Fernando PessoaThe Book of Disquie . Atribuida por su autor a Bernardo Soares, «personalidad literaria» de quien dijo Pessoa «soy yo menos el raciocinio y la afectividad», esta maravilla es el. Find great deals for Libro Del Desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (Hardcover). Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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While it’s true that suffering is not a prerequisite for great art – one must be talented, but is not required to be unhappy in order to pen a great symphony, or create a masterful sculpture – I wonder if the same holds true for great literature, which is so much more a direct expression of the artist’s mind, lacking as it does the interstitial abstraction of other artistic mediums. I doubt I will remember much because there basically is no structured story which wou Desasosiefo enjoyed some elements of the poetry but overall it was not as cohesive as I would have liked.

Libro del desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (4 star ratings)

For me, to think is to live, and to feel is merely food for thought. What the hell, who cares. I also wrote a story that I placed in comment 1 in the thread.

It’s not clear whether Pessoa regarded the project as a lobro.

Flashes of contemplative brilliance amid a heap of questionably intellectual masturbation. Is it any wonder this book is so beloved by writers? The Book of Disquiet is not in any sense a novel. I did try and went to various places in the book. The result is that this work is not just fragmentary in its own right.

Heternonymy This be possibly the biggest, most self indulgent pre-PoMo existential angst wank fest. Alot, not all, says a whole lot about nothing, rambling on, contradicting itself and droning on in it’s repetitions.

This book doesn’t tell standard story.

Libro Del Desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (Hardcover)

Alternatively, it might have consisted of complementary material, the absence of which did not detract from the content of the original version. The whole text or philosophy might even be ironic.


His intelligence served only to bemoan the tragedy of coexisting with such a sensibility.

He said that this book was the best he read last year. In short, it was more satisfying to simply work than to see that work released to the public. Spesso il male di vivere ho incontrato era il rivo strozzato che gorgoglia era l’incartocciarsi della foglia riarsa, era il cavallo stramazzato. 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.

Pessoa or Soares, if you prefer, though I suspect the name is less an adopted persona than a thin, disinhibiting maskwrites from a position of such inhuman remoteness, that only through a charitable reading of his philosophy may one discover truths that are morally defensible. I tend to stick with books that is more focused on story and characters than the writing. I consider myself a fairly resilient reader, with wide-ranging and exploratory tastes.

Libro del desasosiego

View all 32 comments. Surely if one takes seriously his views, for example on political disengagement one should quietly submit even to unjust ruleon living apart from humanity “you are only free if you can withdraw from men”life and death “death is liberation because to die is to need no one else”et cetera – there are a multitude of other examples which I unfortunately cannot provide due to my ineptitude at gathering quotes as I read – surely as incongruous as these views are to non-misanthropes, they cannot be held up pexsoa valid moral axioms, and can only be admired in the abstract, on the assumption that they are not opinions sincerely held, but merely a form of poetic expression, which is understood to be romantically overstated, so that in its diminution and its desasosidgo with the banal and the commonplace, some profound ideal may be glimpsed.

Its beauty resides in the quality of writing, which can be enjoyed by all readers with a metaphysical bent.


I feel bad about shooting down this “masterpiece of the twentieth century literate,” but I found most of Pessoa’s musings pointless and uninteresting, even when his prose is at times very beautiful. Life would be unbearable if we were truly conscious of it. Which translation shall I read then?

He does nothing all day, every day, except gaze upon his navellike an overbloated narcissistic hypochondriac, and bleats about it like a little girl. Fame and ambition, rain and dreams.

In fact, I went through a sort of grieving process the last time I lemmed a bookwhich was also the first time I had lemmed a book since I came to Goodreads.

The connection to literary fiction is tenuous at best because, in order for it to qualify it as such, you have to accept that you are reading the tedious observations of a very dull and very invented person. My ideal would be to live everything through novels and to use real life for resting up. You don’t get the kind of praise many of my Goodreads friends heaped upon his work by being a bad writer.

Libro del desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (2 star ratings)

I demand nothing more from myself than to be a spectator of life. The Book of Disquiet got me thinking about the relationship between edl and art. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Soares lives a life only in his mind and in his daydreams. 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 desasosego a Henry Darger.

He is the only one who neither disguises nor deludes himself.