Livro do Desassossego por Bernardo Soares

By Fernando Pessoa, Perfecto E. Cuadrado

Livro do Desassossego por Bernardo Soares

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Livro do Desassossego por Bernardo Soares

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The Book of Desasosiego, which we presented for the first time fully translated into the Castilian language, was born in 1913 and Pessoa worked on it throughout his life. This is an unfinished and unfinished work: an entire expanding universe whose plurality—literary and vital—is infinite. According... to Pessoa, Bernardo Soares, assistant bookkeeper in the city of Lisbon, fictitious author of this book, is 'a semi-heteronymous, because, not being my personality, it is no different from mine, but a mere mutilation of it.' A prostitute who poetizes, a dreamer who reason and a mystic who disbelieves, this is the most pessoan of all heteronims, and the inexhaustible wealth of his.

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  • PUBLISHED BY

    Acantilado

  • PUBLISHED ON

    Mar 1, 2013

  • ISBN

    8415689489 , 9788415689485

  • FORMAT

    Paperback

  • LANGUAGE

  • NO. OF PAGES

    603

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Quotes from Livro do Desassossego por Bernardo Soares

To have opinions is to sell out to youself. To have no opinions is to exist. To have every opinion is to be a poet.

Permanezcamos así eternamente, como la estampa de un hombre en un vitral frente a la de una mujer en otro vitral....Entre nosotros, sombras cuyos pasos suenan fríos, son de la humanidad que pasa....Murmullos de plegarias, secretos de (....) pasaran entre nosotros.....A veces el aire se puebla de (.....) de inciensos. Y nosotros siempre en los mismos vitrales, en los colores que el sol nos dará al tocarnos, en las líneas impuestas por la noche al caer...Los siglos no incidirán en nuestro silencio vítreo....Fuera de nosotros pasaran civilizaciones, estallaran revueltas, se sucederán en torbellino las fiestas, pasaran, mansos, pueblos de sólida rutina...Y nosotros, oh, amor mío irreal, tendremos siempre el mismo gesto inútil, la misma existencia falsa.
Hasta que un día, al cabo de varios siglos de imperios, la Iglesia se derrumbe y todo se acabe....
Pero nosotros, que de todo eso nada sabemos, perduraremos sin embargo, no se en que espacio, no se cómo, no se cuánto tiempo, vitrales eternos, horas de ingenuo diseño pintado por un artista cualquiera que duerme hace mucho tiempo bajo una tumba goda donde dos ángeles congelan en sus manos de mármol la idea de la muerte.

Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.

En mi corazón hay una paz de angustia, y mi sosiego está hecho de resignación.

...the painful intensity of my sensations, even when they're happy ones; the blissful intensity of my sensations, even when they're sad.

I've always rejected being understood. To be understood is to prostitute oneself. I prefer to be taken seriously for what I'm not, remaining humanly unknown, with naturalness and all due respect

Reviews of Livro do Desassossego por Bernardo Soares

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Profound and moving: a work of immense, quiet power.

Readers with a particular interest in modernism will find this work indispensable.

There are sparks of lightning in Pessoa's clouds and cloudiness; it is a matter of placing ourselves beside the book and waiting, with some patience, to be struck. One will be.

The Book of Disquiet is one of the greatest works of the twentieth century.

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