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
There is incredible writing on every page. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Leonore - Goodreads

So, I didn't finish the book. It was not a bad book per say but mainly just like reading a self involved diary without a plot. So after 100 pages, I decided that it was not enjoyable enough to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tatu Kaihua - Goodreads

This was really special. I found myself writing down quotations from almost every page. The key quote for me here is (and this is my own translation from a finnish copy): " To tell the truth, I ... 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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