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The book of disquiet

Author: Fernando Pessoa; Margaret Jull Costa
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2010.
Series: Serpent's Tail classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sitting at his desk, Bernardo Soares imagined himself free forever of Rua dos Douradores, of his boss Vasques, of Moreira the book-keeper, of all the other employees, the errand boy, the post boy, even the cat. But if he left them all tomorrow and discarded the suit of clothes he wears, what else would he do? Because he would have to do something. And what suit would he wear? Because he would have to wear another  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pessoa, Fernando.
Book of Disquiet.
London : Profile Books, ©2010
Named Person: Fernando Pessoa; Fernando Pessoa
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fernando Pessoa; Margaret Jull Costa
ISBN: 9781847652379 1847652379
OCLC Number: 727648017
Description: 1 online resource (356 pages).
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Introduction; Chapter 01; Serpent's Tail; Footnote; intro_Fn01; Ch01_Fn01; Ch02_Fn01.
Series Title: Serpent's Tail classics.
Other Titles: Livro do desassossego.
Responsibility: Fernando Pessoa ; edited by Maria José Lancastre ; translated by Margaret Jull Costa ; introduction by William Boyd.

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Sitting at his desk, Bernardo Soares imagined himself free forever of Rua dos Douradores, of his boss Vasques, of Moreira the book-keeper, of all the other employees, the errand boy, the post boy, even the cat. But if he left them all tomorrow and discarded the suit of clothes he wears, what else would he do? Because he would have to do something. And what suit would he wear? Because he would have to wear another suit. A self-deprecating reflection on the sheer distance between the loftiness of his feelings and the humdrum reality of his life, The Book of Disquiet is a classic of existentialist.

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In a time which celebrates fame, success, stupidity, convenience and noise, here is the perfect antidote -- John Lanchester * Daily Telegraph * A meandering, melancholic series of reveries and Read more...

 
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