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The Book of Disquiet (Paperback)

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By Fernando Pessoa, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator), William Boyd (Foreword by)
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"Readers with a particular interest in modernism will find this work indispensable."--Publishers Weekly

"Pessoa's amazing personality is as beguiling and mysterious as his unique poetic output."--William Boyd

A self-deprecating reflection on the sheer distance between the loftiness of feelings and the humdrum reality of life, The Book of Disquiet is a classic of existentialist literature.

Fernando Pessoa, one of the founders of modernism, was born in Lisbon in 1888. Most of Pessoa's writing was not published during his lifetime: The Book of Disquiet was first published in Portugal in 1982.

About the Author


Fernando Pessoa, one of the founders of modernism, was born in Lisbon in 1888. He grew up in Durban, South Africa, where his stepfather was Portuguese consul. He returned to Lisbon in 1905 and worked as a clerk in an import-export company until his death in 1935. Most of Pessoa's writing was not published during his lifetime; The Book of Disquiet first came out in Portugal in 1982. Since its first publication, it has been hailed as a classic.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781846687358
ISBN-10: 1846687357
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Publication Date: January 18th, 2011
Pages: 262
Language: English
Series: Serpent's Tail Classics