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The book of disquiet

Author: Fernando Pessoa; Richard Zenith
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Fernando Pessoa was many authors in one. He attributed his prolific writings to a wide range of alternate selves, each of which had a distinct biography, ideology, and horoscope. When he died in 1935, Pessoa left behind a trunk filled with unfinished and unpublished writings, among which were the remarkable pages that make up his posthumous masterpiece, The Book of Disquiet, an astonishing work that, in George  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Creative nonfiction
Named Person: Fernando Pessoa; Fernando Pessoa
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fernando Pessoa; Richard Zenith
ISBN: 0141183047 9780141183046
OCLC Number: 50638828
Description: xxxiii, 508 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Notes on the Text and Translation --
Acknowledgements --
The Book of Disquiet --
Preface / Fernando Pessoa --
A Factless Autobiography --
A Disquiet Anthology --
Appendix I: Texts Citing the Name of Vicente Guedes --
Appendix II: Two Letters --
Appendix III: Reflections on The Book of Disquiet from Pessoa's Writings --
Notes --
Table of Heteronyms.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Livro do desassossego.
Responsibility: Fernando Pessoa ; edited and translated by Richard Zenith.
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Includes a table of the 'heteronyms'. In this book, the putative 'factless autobiography' of an accountant named Bernardo Soares, the author explores and dismantles the nature of memory, identity,  Read more...


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"I can't tell which of the three English-language editions of The Book of Disquiet I've read . . . most accurately conveys the style and spirit of Pessoa, but judging the English alone, Zenith's Read more...

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