Book of Disquiet

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Seated at his desk in Lisbon’s Rua dos Douradores, Bernardo Soares, an assistant book-keeper, writes his diary – a self-deprecating reflection on the sheer distance between the loftiness of his feelings and the humdrum reality of his everyday life.

ISBN: 9781852427580 Author: Pessoa, Fernando Publisher: Serpents Tail Publication Date: 19th September 2002 Imprint: Serpent's Tail Cover: Paperback Dewey: 869.84107 (edition:21) Pages: 262 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

‘In the middle of the conversations with myself that make up this book, I often feel a sudden need to talk to someone else, so I address the light hovering, as it does now, above the roofs of houses…’ Seated at his desk in the Lisbon’s Rua Dos Douradores, Bernardo Soares, an assistant book-keeper, writes his diary – a self-deprecating reflection on the sheer distance between the loftiness of his feelings and the humdrum reality of his everyday life. This is the first translation of a classic of existential literature – a book acknowledged by the critics as ‘the most beautiful diary of the century’ and voted by a panel of leading writers as one of the top 100 books of all time.

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