The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition

Fernando Pessoa, Jerónimo Pizarro, and Margaret Jull Costa

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The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition by Pessoa, Fernando
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The Book of Disquiet is the Portuguese modernist master Fernando Pessoa's greatest literary achievement. An "autobiography" or "diary" containing exquisite melancholy observations, aphorisms, and ruminations, this classic work grapples with all the eternal questions. 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. This existential masterpiece was first published in Portuguese in 1982, forty-seven years after Pessoa's death. A monumental literary event, this exciting, new, complete edition spans Fernando Pessoa's entire writing life.

Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 08/29/2017
Pages: 488
Weight: 1.6lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.70w x 1.50d
ISBN: 9780811226936


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2017
Publishers Weekly 07/03/2017
Library Journal 07/01/2017

About the Author
Pessoa, Fernando: - Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935), the Portuguese poet, literary critic, and essayist, is one of the most significant literary figures of the twentieth century. He wrote not only under his own name but under over a hundred others (including Alexander Search, Alberto Caeiro, Álvaro de Campos, Ricardo Reis, and Bernardo Soares).Pizarro, Jerónimo: - Jerónimo Pizarro is a professor at the Universidad de los Andes and editor-in-chief of Pessoa Plural--A Journal of Fernando Pessoa Studies.Costa, Margaret Jull: - Margaret Jull Costa, who has translated José Saramago and Machado de Assis, lives in England.