The Book of Disquiet


Seated at his desk in Lisbon’s Rua dos Douradores, Bernardo Soares, an assistant book-keeper, writes his diary – a self-deprecating reflection on the sheer distance between the loftiness of his feelings and the humdrum reality of his everyday life.

ISBN: 9780241200131 Author: Pessoa, Fernando Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 28th May 2015 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 869.141 (edition:23) Pages: xxxiii, 522 Language: English Edition: Revised and updated edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

With its astounding hardcover reviews Richard Zenith’s new complete translation of THE BOOK OF DISQUIET has now taken on a similar iconic status to ULYSSES, THE TRIAL or IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME as one of the greatest but also strangest modernist texts. An assembly of sometimes linked fragments, it is a mesmerising, haunting ‘novel’ without parallel in any other culture.

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