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The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition

Author : Fernando Pessoa
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Page : 608 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2017-08-29
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9780811226943

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The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition by Fernando Pessoa Pdf

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.

Pessoa: A Biography

Author : Richard Zenith
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Page : 1088 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2021-07-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781324090779

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Pessoa: A Biography by Richard Zenith Pdf

Like Richard Ellmann’s James Joyce, Richard Zenith’s Pessoa immortalizes the life of one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. Nearly a century after his wrenching death, the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) remains one of our most enigmatic writers. Believing he could do “more in dreams than Napoleon,” yet haunted by the specter of hereditary madness, Pessoa invented dozens of alter egos, or “heteronyms,” under whose names he wrote in Portuguese, English, and French. Unsurprisingly, this “most multifarious of writers” (Guardian) has long eluded a definitive biographer—but in renowned translator and Pessoa scholar Richard Zenith, he has met his match. Relatively unknown in his lifetime, Pessoa was all but destined for literary oblivion when the arc of his afterlife bent, suddenly and improbably, toward greatness, with the discovery of some 25,000 unpublished papers left in a large, wooden trunk. Drawing on this vast archive of sources as well as on unpublished family letters, and skillfully setting the poet’s life against the nationalist currents of twentieth-century European history, Zenith at last reveals the true depths of Pessoa’s teeming imagination and literary genius. Much as Nobel laureate José Saramago brought a single heteronym to life in The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, Zenith traces the backstories of virtually all of Pessoa’s imagined personalities, demonstrating how they were projections, spin-offs, or metamorphoses of Pessoa himself. A solitary man who had only one, ultimately platonic love affair, Pessoa used his and his heteronyms’ writings to explore questions of sexuality, to obsessively search after spiritual truth, and to try to chart a way forward for a benighted and politically agitated Portugal. Although he preferred the world of his mind, Pessoa was nonetheless a man of the places he inhabited, including not only Lisbon but also turn-of-the-century Durban, South Africa, where he spent nine years as a child. Zenith re-creates the drama of Pessoa’s adolescence—when the first heteronyms emerged—and his bumbling attempts to survive as a translator and publisher. Zenith introduces us, too, to Pessoa’s bohemian circle of friends, and to Ophelia Quieroz, with whom he exchanged numerous love letters. Pessoa reveals in equal force the poet’s unwavering commitment to defending homosexual writers whose books had been banned, as well as his courageous opposition to Salazar, the Portuguese dictator, toward the end of his life. In stunning, magisterial prose, Zenith contextualizes Pessoa’s posthumous literary achievements—especially his most renowned work, The Book of Disquiet. A modern literary masterpiece, Pessoa simultaneously immortalizes the life of a literary maestro and confirms the enduring power of Pessoa’s work to speak prophetically to the disconnectedness of our modern world.


Author : Zülfü Livaneli
Publisher : Other Press, LLC
Page : 177 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2021-06-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781635420333

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Disquiet by Zülfü Livaneli Pdf

World Literature Today: Notable Translation of the Year PopMatters: Best Book of the Year From the internationally bestselling author of Serenade for Nadia, a powerful story of love and faith amidst the atrocities committed by ISIS against the Yazidi people. Disquiet transports the reader to the contemporary Middle East through the stories of Meleknaz, a Yazidi Syrian refugee, and Hussein, a young man from the Turkish city of Mardin near the Syrian border. Passionate about helping others, Hussein begins visiting a refugee camp to tend to the thousands of poor and sick streaming into Turkey, fleeing ISIS. There, he falls in love with Meleknaz—whom his disapproving family will call “the devil” who seduced him—and their relationship sets further tragedy in motion. A nuanced meditation on the nature of being human and an empathetic, probing look at the past and present of these Mesopotamian lands, Disquiet gives voice to the peoples, faiths, histories, and stories that have swept through this region over centuries.

A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe

Author : Fernando Pessoa
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 481 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2006-04-04
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781440627002

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A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe by Fernando Pessoa Pdf

The largest and richest English-language volume of poetry from “the greatest twentieth-century writer you have never heard of” (Los Angeles Times) Edited, Translated, and with an Introduction by Richard Zenith, the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Pessoa: A Biography A Penguin Classic Writing obsessively in French, English, and Portuguese, poet Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) left a prodigious body of work, much of it credited to three “heteronyms”―Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis, and Alvaro de Campos―alter egos with startlingly different styles, points of view, and biographies. Offering a unique sampling of his most famous voices, this collection features Pessoa’s major, best-known works and several stunning poems that have come to light only in this century, including his long, highly autobiographical swan song. Featuring a rich body of work that has never before been translated into English, this is the finest introduction available to the stunning breadth of Pessoa’s genius.

The Loser

Author : Thomas Bernhard
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Page : 159 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2013-02-21
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780571289219

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The Loser by Thomas Bernhard Pdf

Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989) has been hailed by Gabriel Josipovici as 'Austria's finest postwar writer' and by George Steiner as 'one of the masters of contemporary European fiction.' Faber Finds is proud to reissue a selection of four of Bernhard's finest novels. The Loser centres on a fictional relationship between piano virtuoso Glenn Gould and two of his fellow students who feel compelled to renounce their musical ambitions in the face of Gould's incomparable genius. One commits suicide, while the other - the obsessive, witty, and self-mocking narrator - has retreated into obscurity. Written as a monologue in one remarkable unbroken paragraph, The Loser is a brilliant meditation on success, failure, genius, and fame.

The Book of Disquietude

Author : Fernando Pessoa
Publisher : Carcanet Press
Page : 354 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Fiction
ISBN : UOM:39015069355587

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The Book of Disquietude by Fernando Pessoa Pdf

This is the factless autobiography of Bernardo Soares, one of the 72 literary personae or heteronyms with which Fernando Pessoa created the theatre of himself. Conceived in 1916, Soares is, Pessoa declares, 'a multiation' of his own personality. The circular text returns again and again to a protagonist desperate to find out who he is.

Fernando Pessoa & Co.

Author : Fernando Pessoa
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Page : 283 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2007-12-01
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9780802198518

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Fernando Pessoa & Co. by Fernando Pessoa Pdf

The first comprehensive English translation of poetry from the renowned Portuguese author of The Book of Disquiet: “An arresting . . . body of work” (Newsday). Born in 1888, Fernando Pessoa is widxely considered Portugal’s greatest modern poet and author. With an introduction that illuminates the life and work of this elusive literary giant, Fernando Pessoa & Co. is the most comprehensive and elegantly translated edition of Pessoa’s poetry available in English. Pessoa was as much a creator of personas as he was of poetry, prose, and criticism. He wrote under what he referred to as “heteronyms,” numerous alter egos with fully fleshed identities and writing styles, who supported and criticized each other’s work in the margins of his drafts and in the literary journals of the time. Ranging widely over the possibilities of language, Pessoa’s poetry echoes symbolist verse, Portuguese folk song, and futurist manifesto. From spare minimalism to a revolutionary exuberance that recalls Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, Pessoa’s oeuvre was radically new and anticipated contemporary literature to an unnerving degree. Fernando Pessoa & Co. is “a beautiful one-volume course in the soul of the twentieth century” (Booklist).

When Angels Speak of Love

Author : bell hooks
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 113 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2007-02-06
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781416538233

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When Angels Speak of Love by bell hooks Pdf

The late feminist icon and author of over twenty books, including her classic New York Times bestseller All About Love, bell hooks reminds us of the good and bad moments we spend in love through her inspiring poetry. Written from the heart, When Angels Speak of Love is a book of 50 love poems by the icon of the feminist movement and most famous among public intellectuals. In beautiful, profoundly poetic terms, hooks challenges our views and experiences with love—tracing the link between seduction and surrender, the intensity of desire, and the anguish of death. Whether towards family, friends, or oneself, hooks's creative genius makes love both magical and beautiful.

The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa

Author : Fernando Pessoa
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2007-12-01
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780802198501

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The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa by Fernando Pessoa Pdf

A selection of prose by “Portugal’s greatest writer of the twentieth century . . . as addictive, and endearing, as Borges and Calvino” (The Washington Post Book World). Building on the wonderful Fernando Pessoa & Co.: Selected Poems, which was acclaimed by Booklist as “a beautiful one-volume course in the soul of the twentieth century,” translator Richard Zenith has now edited and translated selections from Pessoa’s prose, offering a second volume of this forgotten master’s flights of imagination and melancholy wit. Though known primarily as a poet, Pessoa wrote prose in several languages and every genre—the novel, short stories, letters, and essays. The pieces collected here span intellectual inquiry, Platonic dialogue, and literary rivalries between Pessoa’s many alter egos—a diverse cast of literary voices he called ‘heteronyms’—who launch movements and write manifestos. There are appreciations of Shakespeare, Dickens, Wilde, and Joyce; critical essays in which one heteronym derides the work of another; experiments with automatic writing; and works that toy with the occult. Also included is a generous selection from Pessoa’s masterpiece, The Book of Disquiet, freshly translated by Richard Zenith from newly discovered materials. Fernando Pessoa was one of the greatest exponents of modernism. The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa is an important contribution to literature that brings back to life a forgotten but crucial part of the canon.

Always Astonished

Author : Fernando Pessoa
Publisher : City Lights Books
Page : 156 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 1988-12
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 0872862283

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Always Astonished by Fernando Pessoa Pdf

"After looking for him in the poems, we search for him in the prose. The pursuit of the Other in Pessoa's work is never-ending," writes Edwin Honig. Essential to understanding the great Portuguese poet are the essays written about (and by) his heteronyms-Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis, and Alvaro de Campos-the several pseudonyms under which he wrote an extraordinary body of poetry. In Always Astonished, Pessoa and his several selves debate and discuss one another's work, revealing how Portuguese modernism was shaped. Fernando Pessoa is one of the great voices of twentieth-century literature, and these manifestos, letters, journal notes, and critical essays range through aesthetics, lyric poetry, dramatic and visual arts, and the psychology of the artist. He gives us, too, a singularly heterodox political position in his strange work of fiction, The Anarchist Banker.

Embodying Pessoa

Author : Anna Klobucka,Mark Sabine
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2007-12-15
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781442658622

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Embodying Pessoa by Anna Klobucka,Mark Sabine Pdf

The multifaceted and labyrinthine oeuvre of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) is distinguished by having been written and published under more than seventy different names. These were not mere pseudonyms, but what Pessoa termed 'heteronyms,' fully realized identities possessed not only of wildly divergent writing styles and opinions, but also of detailed biographies. In many cases, their independent existences extended to their publication of letters and critical readings of each other's works (and those of Pessoa 'himself'). Long acclaimed in continental Europe and Latin America as a towering presence in literary modernism, Pessoa has more recently begun to receive the attention of an English-speaking public. Embodying Pessoa responds to this new growth of interest. The collection's twelve essays, preceded by a general introduction and grouped into four themed sections, apply a range of current interpretative models both to the more familiar canon of Pessoa's output, and to less familiar texts – in many cases only recently published. As a whole, this work diverges from traditional Pessoa criticism by testifying to the importance of corporeal physicality in his heteronymous experiment and to the prominence of representations of (gendered) sexuality in his work.


Author : Noah Van Sciver
Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
Page : 138 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2016-05-25
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781606999288

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Disquiet by Noah Van Sciver Pdf

Collects a dozen comic short stories by the acclaimed cartoonist behind Fante Bukowski and The Hypo. Noah Van Sciver is a keen observer of the human condition, exploring the decisions people make that make, break, and define them. Disquiet showcases the best of his short comics work, including: “The Death Of Elijah Lovejoy,” the story of the midwestern abolitionist in the 1830s;“The Lizard Who Laughed,” a painfully dysfunctional reunion; and “Punks V. Lizards,” an anarchic and darkly comic piece of absurdity that blends Quadrophenia with Jurassic Park.

Rio Tigre and Beyond

Author : Frank Bruce Lamb
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 227 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 1985
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 0938190598

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Rio Tigre and Beyond by Frank Bruce Lamb Pdf

Fulfilling Manuel Córdova’s promise of another story, F. Bruce Lamb’s Rio Tigre and Beyond recounts an unparalleled Amazonian adventure, completing the life story of Manuel Córdova Rios who at the beginning of the 20th century was abducted by Native American tribals to be trained as their new shaman. Here he remembers the rest of his life, a series of missions and adventures guided by his pre-Columbian training but in the context of the upper Amazonian Peruvian river city of Iquitos, in a world intricately changed by its millennial contact with the imported Columbian civilization.

Disquiet Time

Author : Jennifer Grant,Cathleen Falsani
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Bible
ISBN : 1455580252

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Disquiet Time by Jennifer Grant,Cathleen Falsani Pdf

An Unwritten Novel: Fernando Pessoa's The Book of Disquiet

Author : Thomas Cousineau
Publisher : Dalkey Archive Press
Page : 189 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2013-07-16
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781564788856

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An Unwritten Novel: Fernando Pessoa's The Book of Disquiet by Thomas Cousineau Pdf

A richly insightful guide to Fernando Pessoa’s masterpiece, for both students and the common reader. “Anything and everything, depending on how one sees it, is a marvel or a hindrance, an all or a nothing, a path or a problem,” says Bernardo Soares, the putative author of Fernando Pessoa’s classic The Book of Disquiet. Thomas Cousineau’s An Unwritten Novel offers the general reader, as well as students and teachers, an “Ariadne’s thread” that will help them to find their way through this labyrinthine masterpiece: a self-proclaimed “factless autobiography” in which all the expected elements of the contemporary novel remain “unwritten.”