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The Book of Disquiet

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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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(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 the award-winning translator of works by Eça de Quieros, Javier Marías, and José Saramago.

Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Portugese

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