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"Readers with a particular interest in modernism will find this work indispensable."—Publishers Weekly

"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.

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A prize-winning international classic, first published in English in 1993, now with a new foreword by William Boyd.

About the Author

Fernando Pessoa, one of the founders of modernism, was born in Lisbon in 1888. He grew up in Durban, South Africa, where his stepfather was Portuguese consul. He returned to Lisbon in 1905 and worked as a clerk in an import-export company until his death in 1935. Most of Pessoas writing was not published during his lifetime; The Book of Disquiet first came out in Portugal in 1982. Since its first publication, it has been hailed as a classic.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781846687358
Author:
Pessoa, Fernando
Publisher:
Serpent's Tail
Translator:
Costa, Margaret Jull
Foreword by:
Boyd, William
Foreword:
Boyd, William
Author:
Costa, Margaret Jull
Author:
Boyd, William
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in

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