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He dreams about dreaming. I have no idea what the symbolist tradition was, but it sounded cool, so that’s as good a criteria as any to look into something when it comes up. He dreams as he breathes. Unfortunately, that little slice of the ethereal was by far the exception here. For me The Book of Disquiet ‘s author was too presumptuous by an order of magnitude.

The only thing some people may learn from him is how to avoid life. What I’m getting at here is that I hav Oh Fernando.

Libro del desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (2 star ratings)

Melancholy Nihilism The fragmentation also reflects the philosophical concerns of the author s. And student of mankind, who is remarkably good, considering how little he interacts. I did try and went to various places in the book. The love of absurdity and paradox is the animal happiness of the sad. It comes recommended to those looking to expand their knowledge of this period of literary history, as well as fans of modern bizarro and gonzo fiction.

The rest, the remainder–being what wasn’t in his lone book or the sections occasionally tossed out to the public via easily discarded folios–was written almost in secret and kept in a trunk which was not discovered until after Fernando’s death. He loved and loathed himself equally. I especially marked the expressions of nostalgia for Classicism ” I consider myself a fairly resilient reader, with wide-ranging and exploratory tastes.


Libro del desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (4 star ratings)

I just couldn’t do it. His are people books. This category is books that try too hard. Or if it was, I totally missed the humor.

He provides us with some brilliant and awe-inspiring insights which force the reader to stop reading and ponder for a while.

Soares uses common, everyday events and observations — and indeed, it is hard desasosjego imagine a character more common and everyday than Soares — to reflect and write on a myriad of subjects, including life, art, literature, writing, religion, politics, history, social relationships — the list could go on and on.

Sad without being necessarily depressing, this book chronicles the inner life of someone who exists in a dual life of a book keeper and dreamer. This book doesn’t tell standard story. Hope and doubt are equally cold and grey.

Libro Del Desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (Hardcover)

How can I give this book four stars when there are such disagreeable elements? I was perfectly happy with the quality of the text in the version I read plus I love the cover!

Much has already been written of the brilliant poetic style, and the trenchant and memorable aphorisms, so I will instead write about what is not so often discussed: It’s just descriptions of things, attempts at aphorisms, declarations of ideas, but there’s no journey. He is scared and reluctant to say hello or even shake hands with others.


So far, it is this work which appears to be the only work published by the man since his death. It is as if Pessoa had a multiple personality disorder in artistic form. Still, I’m glad to have the book as a singular and unique piece of work, and I’ll probably dip back in now and again. Mas tenho que querer o que for. Not to put too fine a point on it, this book blows.

Libro del desasosiego

Ultimately, I sense that this is a philosophical work, rather than a fictional work. Credit 3 14 Nov 17, At times ebullient with joy, at times succumbed with sadness, this understated tapestry of febrile ruminations is sure to strike a chord with everyone at certain meeting points: View all 8 fernanddo.

What is strange is that they think that others should love the book, too. This might not be such a big deal. What I can say, is that the concept alone initially struck me as mind-numbingly weird.

The pages remaining just seem insurmountable. That is my morality or my metaphysics or me myself: Because psssoa genre has not really been attempted before: Much overrated, in my view. I can’t believe this is the only thing he wrote which the publishers and academicians of the world feel the people should experience.