The Book of Disquiet

Alpine Books


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'Mysteries, misgivings, tears and dreams and wonderment. Like nothing else.' - Philip Pullman

'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.