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 literature.
"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.
Fernando Pessoa iniciou a publicação destas odes nas revistas “Athena” e “Presença”. Os restantes poemas e a prosa de Ricardo Reis apenas foram publicados depois da sua morte.
Poemas de Ricardo Reis faz parte integrante da colecção Biblioteca Essencial da Literatura Portuguesa, da editora Atlântico Press, uma publishing company, no mercado editorial desde 1992.