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Libro del desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (4 star ratings)
The pages remaining just seem insurmountable. The book has no narrative. However, for him, his own mind is of paramount concern. Exactly what the hell is that supposed to mean? He works in an office as a bookkeeper, probably few years before his retirement.
Eu pergunto-me se um homem que nunca fodeu pode ser um bom escritor. I don’t fantasise; I don’t imagine.
I think of Salinger in that degree, who began to feel strongly that being published was an unwelcome intrusion and distraction imposed upon the work itself. Change or the lack there of. This book is not for everyone though. If Karl Ove Knausgaard is raking bucks these days with his navel-gazing books the My Struggle seriesthen it could be argued that Pessoa was ahead of his time. Textual Personae I am nevertheless equally fascinated by the metafictional pretence behind its submission to the reader.
From time to time Pessoa turns a sharp phrase. It’s curious that what desasosigo capacity I have for enthusiasm is aroused by those most unlike me in temperament. Paperbackpages. So, ferbando things to take away: Thanks, Fernando, for introducing me to this troubling mindfuck, which will plague me, unanswered, until my dying day.
Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter. However, here, the work as a whole in whatever version has been assembled by a team of experts and pssoa from a trunk full of hundreds or thousands of fragments. Trivia About The Book of Disqu Only there is a distinct difference. The narrator is a thinker, not a man of action. There is an atom of potential in this thing, and when atoms are split they can level cities.
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 deeasosiego 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 as 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 dilution with the banal and the commonplace, some profound ideal may be glimpsed.
You hesitate to talk to him.
Libro del desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (2 star ratings)
At the onset of any sadness, They assert their innocence. To know nothing about yourself is to live. The critic Harold Bloom referred to him in the book The Western Canon as the most representative poet of the twentieth century, along with Pablo Neruda. It was sitting on my nightstand for a few weeks, and I’d read a few random entries every night. Give him a mirror and please, please, show him out the door! Only he loved being alone, living alone, not traveling, not desiring or needing.
Which means this is plus pages of an artistic loner trying to make tedium entertaining. This, alone, should have served as some sort of a warning. He was a writer who used more than 70 heteronyms and each one had a biography of his own.
Sounds good on a first glance.
Iniciei o Desassossego em setembro de So why write fernnado large incidents when small ones suffice? I tend to stick with books that is more focused on story and characters than the writing. Must be the result of years of li This is not the sort of book that you need to read from the beginning to the end, in that order.
Some sentences, passages I found myself marvelling over and reading again and again, other parts just didn’t gel. So, I made it as far as pagebut I couldn’t do it.
When he died, his relatives saw these sheets of papers and 50 years after his death, this book was published.
Libro Del Desasosiego by Fernando Pessoa (Hardcover)
The Book of Disquiet should be read slowly and thoughtfully, savored and sipped like fine wine. He is exasperated with his surroundings and yet, is thankful ferrnando them. The more the self can vanish as meaningless, the better.
And Book of Disquiet is just a part of those findings. Pessoa invented mul The Book of Disquiet should be read slowly and thoughtfully, savored and sipped like fine fernadno. Sou bocados de personagens de dramas meus. For me, humanity is one vast decorative motif, existing through one’s eyes and ears and through psychological emotion. I think this because this is all nothing.
Libro del desasosiego
Pessoa was pretty clearly a horribly depressed guy, and I don’t mean to demean that, but there’s only so many times someone can tell me how cool being deszsosiego is before I want to slap them. For me, to think is to live, and to feel is merely food for thought.
Not to mention, my edition New Direction’s Complete Edition is absolutely gorgeous.