Edited by Jerónimo Pizarro
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa
The Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet is regarded as a groundbreaking modernist literary work. Written in the form of diaries by different fictional characters, whose names Pessoa also used as pseudonyms, it presents an array of anecdotes, incidents, observations, aphorisms, conspiracy theories and occultist ideas, through which the author explores the multiplicity of modern life. The book was first published posthumously, in 1982. This newly edited English edition is set to become the definitive version of Pessoa’s masterwork.
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