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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Read The World - Portugal - The Book Of Disquiet

 Book: The Book Of Disquiet

Author: Fernando Pessoa

Pages: 544

Book takes place in the country: YES

Author is from the country: YES

I have visited: NO

This is my 61st read for the year

This is a collection of Pessoa's writings which were found after he died.  It is made up of 100s of little "chapters" full of thoughts, poetry, and narrative brought all together in one little book.  So many thoughts and feelings are poured out among the pages.  You get a deeper understanding of how he felt about the world, about himself, and about his surroundings.

This book has taken me a few weeks to get through.  Once I started to read it, I knew I wouldn't be able to plow through it like most books that I have.  I actually started it in the audiobook version but quickly discovered this wasn't the way to tackle this book.  It needed more attention than that.  I did a little research on it, and found that the Zenith translation was the one to have, and those citics were correct.  The only thing I wish about this translation was 1) the cover was a little more attractive  2) this translation came in hardback.  Other than that- it was the perfect choice.

This is a great book for the shelf.  While it doesn't give a huge picture of Portugal itself, it was something I wanted to have, so it stays for now.

Stars:  4

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