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The Book of Disquietude (Paperback)
A writer friends of mine told me the other day that everybody should go through an obsessive Pessoa phase. 'How much better if that phase were never to end,' I thought. Pessoa's classic (in a wonderful new translation by a master translator) is the quintessential example of a book that took a lifetime to write, and has been a lifeline for so many.— Brad
First published in 1982, this is the "factless autobiography" of Bernardo Soares, one of the 72 literary personae or "heteronyms" with which Fernando Pessoa created the theatre of his absence. The circular text returns again and again to a protagonist desperate to find out who he is.