Book: 'The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition' - Editor’s Note - Portuguese American JournalIn the late hours of night, for days on end, I wasted myself reading this book—I too had grown tired of the tedium in my daily routine, and for a while, this peculiar book was enough. The complete edition is the one to have! The Book of Disquiet is the Portuguese modernist master Fernando Pessoa's greatest literary achievement. Now, for the first time the texts are presented chronologically, in a complete English edition by master translator Margaret Jull Costa. Most of the texts in The Book of Disquiet are written under the semi-heteronym Bernardo Soares, an assistant bookkeeper. Click here to sign up for the City Lights Newsletter!
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Fernando Pessoa — , the Portuguese writer, literary critic, translator, and publisher, is one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century. Convert currency. Add to Basket.
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The Book Of Disquiet - Fernando Pessoa (Audiobook)
But whose consciousness was this? Pessoa was born in Lisbon in and moved with his family to Durban in the British colony of Natal, where he was educated at an English school. He returned to Lisbon in and never left again. He also founded several literary journals and contributed to many others. He published only one book during his lifetime, the poetry collection Mensagem , but left trunks containing a vast amount of disorganised writings that have kept scholars busy for decades. Pessoa is famous for his heteronyms, alter egos with their own biographies and bodies of work.
In the best translation ever, the complete Book of Disquiet is an incomparable masterpiece. Translated from the Portugese by Margaret Jull Costa. Now, for the first time the texts are presented chronologically, in a complete English edition by master translator Margaret Jull Costa. Most of the texts in The Book of Disquiet are written under the semi-heteronym Bernardo Soares, an assistant bookkeeper. And I am neither strong nor noble nor great.