THE BOOK OF DISQUIET: THE COMPLETE EDITION

01 November 2017
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Fernando Pessoa

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.

New Directions, 488 pages, Rs 1620

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