The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition

New Directions Publishing
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For the first time—and in the best translation ever—the complete Book of Disquiet, a masterpiece beyond comparison The Book of Disquiet is the Portuguese modernist master Fernando Pessoa’s greatest literary achievement. An “autobiography” or “diary” containing exquisite melancholy observations, aphorisms, and ruminations, this classic work grapples with all the eternal questions. Now, for the first time the texts are presented chronologically, in a complete English edition by master translator Margaret Jull Costa. Most of the texts in The Book of Disquiet are written under the semi-heteronym Bernardo Soares, an assistant bookkeeper. This existential masterpiece was first published in Portuguese in 1982, forty-seven years after Pessoa’s death. A monumental literary event, this exciting, new, complete edition spans Fernando Pessoa’s entire writing life.
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About the author

(1888–1935), the Portuguese writer, literary critic, translator, and publisher, is one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century. He wrote not only under his own name but under many others (including Bernardo Soares and Ricardo Reis).

is a Professor at the Universidad de los Andes and holds the Camões Institute Chair of Portuguese Studies in Colombia.

MARGARET JULL COSTA is a three-time winner of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. For New Directions, she has translated works by Rafael Chirbes, Javier Marías, Fernando Pessoa, Eça de Queirós, and Enrique Vila-Matas.

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Publisher
New Directions Publishing
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Published on
Aug 29, 2017
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Pages
608
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ISBN
9780811226943
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Literary
Poetry / Caribbean & Latin American
Poetry / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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