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The Book of Disquietif not unique, is close to it. Textual Personae I am nevertheless equally fascinated by the metafictional pretence behind its submission to the reader. Even the shortest sections, sometimes no more than a sentence or two, can be intellectually daunting. Whoever said that reading is a passive activity, never found a book fernnando the power of taking his soul out for a ride. But these were only dreams… Perhaps I could have never been a poet, for above all I love.

‘The Book of Disquiet’ Is the Weirdest Autobiography Ever

And he did it. What the hell, who cares. Inch by inch I conquered the inner terrain I was born with.

However, here, the work as a whole in whatever version has been assembled by a team of experts and editors from a trunk full of hundreds or thousands of fragments.

The meticulous perfection my unwritten verses makes Virgil’s precision look sloppy and Milton’s power slack.

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Published posthumously, The Book of Disquiet is a fragmentary lifetime project, left unedited by the author, who introduced it as a “factless autobiography.


Peace, tranquility, repose, pessow, equilibrium, all heavy words, and to provide them weight are many an unshed tear and wails, snubbed and curtailed disquiets. Soares is a monk of the poetic mind, for whom aloneness is a vocation.

My only real concern has been my inner life. Soares was not just a pseudonym for Pessoa writing as himself. The book has seen publication in SpanishGermanItalianFrenchand English And so I am his soul mate for I complete him when I leaf through the pages of his pewsoa.

An experience which will leave you exhausted but with renewed energy to face this dosquiet and unavoidable journey which we call life. One can comprehend the causal chain, and be transported lessoa a plane where they hold the power to infinite and truth. A blade of grass sticking out of the pavement. As much as I live in my mind already, I don’t entirely embrace this future.

We exist because we feel, only because we feel.

View all 16 comments. I’ve written sentences whose sound, read out loud or silently impossible to hide their soundcan only be of something that has acquired absolute exteriority and a full-fledged soul.

How I would like to commit those thoughts to paper, to catch the wild torrents and be at peace. Moreover, Life may be a beacon of light, of luminously glowing brightness, its glow, nevertheless is a cipher and not everyone out there is blessed with the key to break the code. I am, for the most part, the very prose that I psssoa. The human soul is an abyss of viscous darkness The disquieted denizens of a world replete with disquiets, kings of solitude, ambition-less, will-less and illusion-less dreamers of reality.


When I look at an ant hard at work, I find that its essence is its being.

Looking for More Great Reads? It is a little like a novel, often like a collection of prose poems, and often like a series of aphorisms and philosophical reflections. This might have been the case had not archivists rescued his fragmented idlings from the black void and published them in this volume. Of these four, his greatest creation–and perhaps the heteronym closest to Pessoa’s self–is Bernardo Soares, the “author” of The Book of Disquiet.

It is just that I am pessimistic about how receptive I am to change. Humans are social beings, to the extent that those who prefer solitude to the company of others are usually perceived as troubled individuals, outside of the norm; it took me a long time to feel comfortable with being alone, with dampening the guilt that flared up in me every time I begged off going out with a group of friends.

The heteryonum that is Soares enables Pessoa to communicate a disciplined, definite vision of the world, necessarily limited in scope, but intensified and concentrated. Show 25 25 50 All.

El objeto se vuelve realmente otro.