The Book of Disquiet is a work by the Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa ( –). Published posthumously, The Book of Disquiet is a fragmentary lifetime project, left unedited by the author, who introduced it as a “factless autobiography .” The publication was credited to Bernardo Soares, one of the author’s Desassossego: Composto por Bernardo Soares, ajudante de. Livro Do Desassossego by Bernardo Soares, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Livro do desassossego: composto por Bernardo Soares, ajudante de guarda- livros na cidade de Lisboa. Responsibility: Fernando Pessoa ; edição, Richard.
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The Book of Disquiet Livro do Desassossego: Composto por Bernardo Soares, ajudante de guarda-livros na cidade de Lisboa is a work by the Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa — Published posthumously, The Book of Disquiet is a fragmentary lifetime project, left desassosego by the author, who introduced it as a “factless autobiography.
Livro Do Desassossego : Bernardo Soares :
In Lisbon there are a few restaurants or eating desassosssego located above decent-looking taverns, places with the heavy, domestic look of restaurants in towns far from any rail line. These second-story eateries, usually empty except on Sundays, frequently contain curious types whose faces are desassossgo interesting but who constitute a series of digressions from life.
Much studied by “Pessoan” critics, who have different interpretations regarding the book’s proper organization, The Book of Disquiet was first published in Portuguese in47 years after Pessoa’s death the author died at age 47 in The book has seen publication in SpanishGerman berjardo, ItalianFrenchand English The Book in had four English editions by different translators: The Book is a bestseller, especially in German 16 editions, from different translators and publishers.
The book was listed on the Norwegian Book Clubs list of the best works of fiction of all timebased on the responses of authors from 54 countries.
According to Cunha, who with Jacinto do Prado Coelho and Maria Aliete Galhoz edited the first edition inthere are two authors of the book: Vicente Guedes in a first phase in the s and 20sand the aforementioned Bernardo Soares late s and 30s. The second phase, more personal and diary-like, is the one credited to Bernardo Soares. Richard Zenith, editor of a new Portuguese edition intook the option of presenting a single volume, as in his English translation of In his introduction, he writes that “if Bernardo Soares does not measure up to the full Pessoa, neither are his diary writings the sum total of Disquietudeto which he was after all a johnny-come-lately.
Bernardo Soares, flânerie and the philosophy of inaction
The Book of Disquietude was various books yet ultimately one bookwith various authors yet ultimately one authorand even the word disquietude changes meaning as time passes. The very kaleidoscope of voices within him, the breadth of his culture, the catholicity of his ironic sympathies — wonderfully echoed in Saramago’s great novel about Ricardo Reis — inhibited the monumentalities, the self-satisfaction of completion.
Hence the vast torso of Pessoa’s Faust on which he laboured much of his life. Hence the fragmentary condition of The Book of Disquiet, which contains material that predates and which Pessoa left open-ended at his death. As Adorno famously said, the finished work is, in our times and climate of desaasossego, a lie.
Bernardo Soares, flânerie and the philosophy of inaction -ORCA
The translation is at once penetrating and delicately observant of Pessoa’s astute melancholy. What is this Livro do Desassossego?
Neither ‘commonplace book’, nor ‘sketchbook’, nor ‘florilegium’ will do. Yet even such a hybrid does not correspond to the singularity of Pessoa’s chronicle. Nor do we know what parts thereof, if any, he ever intended for publication in some revised format.
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The Christian Science Monitor. Richard Zenith, Carcanet Press,p.
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