The Book of Disquiet

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Penguin Books Limited, May 30, 2002 - Fiction - 544 pages
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With its astounding hardcover reviews Richard Zenith's new complete translation of THE BOOK OF DISQUIET has now taken on a similar iconic status to ULYSSES, THE TRIAL or IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME as one of the greatest but also strangest modernist texts. An assembly of sometimes linked fragments, it is a mesmerising, haunting 'novel' without parallel in any other culture.

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Beautiful and mysterious book of prose fragments. - Goodreads
Shadowy prose-- imagery that makes you jealous. - Goodreads
Some strikingly great writing. - Goodreads
Elegant yet sometimes remarkably difficult to read. - Goodreads
The language and the insights are amazing. - Goodreads
It's when reading and writing become one. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Charles Tarane - Goodreads

Incredible. It reminds me that the person who began writing this sentence is not exactly the same one who writes this final... ...word. Read full review

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User Review  - Scout - Goodreads

I'm quite confident that this is my favourite book. It reads as a surrender to the possibility that life is completely meaningless, and I find it very comforting. Best read when you can't sleep and you want to sit and think about death, the stars, souls and loneliness. Read full review

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Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) was born in Lisbon and brought up in Durban, South Africa. He returned to Lisbon in 1905. A prolific writer, ascribing his work to a variety of personas or heteronyms, Pessoa published little in his lifetime and supported himself by working as a commercial translator. Although acknowledged as an intellectual and a poet, his literary genius went largely unrecognised until after his death

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