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Book The Book of Disquiet  The Complete Edition

Download or read book The Book of Disquiet The Complete Edition written by Fernando Pessoa and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 2017-08-29 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Pessoa  A Biography

Download or read book Pessoa A Biography written by Richard Zenith and published by Liveright Publishing. This book was released on 2021-07-20 with total page 1088 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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when the arc of his afterlife bent, suddenly and improbably, toward greatness, with the discovery of some 25,000 unpublished papers left in a large, wooden trunk. Drawing on this vast archive of sources as well as on unpublished family letters, and skillfully setting the poet’s life against the nationalist currents of twentieth-century European history, Zenith at last reveals the true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.

Book Disquiet

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  • Author : Zülfü Livaneli
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release : 2021-06-29
  • ISBN : 1635420334
  • Pages : 177 pages

Download or read book Disquiet written by Zülfü Livaneli and published by Other Press, LLC. This book was released on 2021-06-29 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book When Angels Speak of Love

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  • Author : bell hooks
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2007-02-06
  • ISBN : 1416538232
  • Pages : 113 pages

Download or read book When Angels Speak of Love written by bell hooks and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-02-06 with total page 113 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book The Loser

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  • Author : Thomas Bernhard
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2019-09-03
  • ISBN : 057135579X
  • Pages : 160 pages

Download or read book The Loser written by Thomas Bernhard and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2019-09-03 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: LRB BOOKSHOP'S AUTHOR OF THE MONTH ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 'If you haven't read Bernhard, you will not know of the most radical advance in fiction since Joyce ... My advice: dive in.' Lucy Ellmann 'I absolutely love Bernhard: he is one of the darkest and funniest writers ... A must read for everybody.' Karl Ove Knausgaard Mid-century Austria. Three aspiring concert pianists - Wertheimer, Glenn Gould, and the narrator - have dedicated their lives to achieving the status of a virtuoso. But one day, two of them overhear Gould playing Bach's Goldberg Variations, and his incomparable genius instantly destroys them both. They are forced to abandon their musical ambitions: Wertheimer, over a tortured process of disintegration that sees him becoming obsessed with both writing and his own sister, with whom he has a quasi-incestuous relationship culminating in death; and the narrator, instantly, retreating into obscurity to write a book that he periodically destroys and restarts. Written as a monologue in one remarkable unbroken paragraph, Thomas Bernhard's dazzling meditation on failure, genius, and fame is a radical new reading experience: musical, paralysing, raging, and inimitable.

Book The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa

Download or read book The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa written by Fernando Pessoa and published by Open Road + Grove/Atlantic. This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe

Download or read book A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe written by Fernando Pessoa and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2006-04-04 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Fernando Pessoa   Co

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  • Author : Fernando Pessoa
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 2007-12-01
  • ISBN : 0802198511
  • Pages : 283 pages

Download or read book Fernando Pessoa Co written by Fernando Pessoa and published by Open Road + Grove/Atlantic. This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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).

Book Always Astonished

Download or read book Always Astonished written by Fernando Pessoa and published by City Lights Books. This book was released on 1988-12 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "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.

Book History s Disquiet

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  • Author : Harry Harootunian
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2002-03-08
  • ISBN : 9780231505123
  • Pages : 202 pages

Download or read book History s Disquiet written by Harry Harootunian and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2002-03-08 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Acclaimed historian Harry Harootunian calls attention to the boundaries, real and theoretical, that compartmentalize the world around us. In one of the first works to explore on equal footing European and Japanese conceptions of modernity—as imagined in the writings of Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin, as well as ethnologist Yanagita Kunio and Marxist philosopher Tosaka Jun—Harootunian seeks to expose the problematic nature of scholarly categories. In doing so, History's Disquiet presents intellectual genealogies of such orthodox notions as "field" and "modernity" and other concepts intellectuals in the East and West have used to understand the changing world around them. Contrasting reflections on everyday life in Japan and Europe, Harootunian shows how responses to capitalist society were expressed in similar ways: social critics in both regions alleged a broad sense of alienation, particularly among the middle class. However, he also points out that Japanese critics viewed modernity as a condition in which Japan—without the lengthy period of capitalist modernization that characterized Europe and America—was either "catching up" with those regions or "copying" them. As elegantly written as it is controversial, this book is both an invitation for rethinking intellectual boundaries and an invigorating affirmation that such boundaries can indeed be broken down.

Book Seeds of Disquiet

Download or read book Seeds of Disquiet written by Cheryl M. Heppner and published by Gallaudet University Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After losing most of her hearing at age six from spinal meningitis, Cheryl Heppner did not allow the experience to slow her energy or exceptional abilities. Cheryl pursued life as "normally" as possible. Then, at age 25, disaster hit in the form of two nearly lethal strokes. Cheryl survived, only to realize that she had become profoundly deaf -- the residual hearing upon which she had depended to speechread was gone. Displaying characteristic nerve, she mounted a campaign to learn sign language. Her efforts rewarded her not only with a new way to communicate, but also with a home in an entirely new world and culture, and the desire to recreate her relationships, especially with her family. "Seeds of Disquiet" presents a remarkable narrative by an extraordinarily capable person on a life journey of discovery. Cheryl Heppner's insights on communication, language, and their intrinsic roles in defining vital relationships make this very personal story a revealing, essential experience for all who read it. -- From publisher's description.

Book Disquiet

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  • Author : Julia Leigh
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Release : 2009-03-03
  • ISBN : 1742281893
  • Pages : 73 pages

Download or read book Disquiet written by Julia Leigh and published by Penguin Group Australia. This book was released on 2009-03-03 with total page 73 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Olivia returns to the grand chateau in France she once called home, with her two children in tow, their arrival is unexpected. They have journeyed from Australia, escaping unspoken horrors, but home is not what it was . . . ' A powerful and disquieting novella, a work of fiction so infused with the practices of film that, while each scene is fully and even vividly realised in words, it also translates quite naturally into film, into a visually rich action taking place before the inner eye.' J. M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize-winning author of Disgrace 'Disquiet is the work of an artist who looks for truth in fear and trembling . . . It testifies to the power and seriousness of one of the most talented Australian writers to appear in ages.' Peter Craven, The Australian '[Leigh] creates images which are new and memorable. She has a wonderful eye for details . . . Julia Leigh has written an extraordinary book.' Miranda France, Literary Review 'Hypnotic . . . It's difficult to imagine a reader who will not be electrified by this haunting, masterfully told story. Indeed, it's difficult to imagine a reader who will not be changed by it.' Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Book Disquiet

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  • Author : Noah Van Sciver
  • Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
  • Release : 2016-05-25
  • ISBN : 1606999281
  • Pages : 138 pages

Download or read book Disquiet written by Noah Van Sciver and published by Fantagraphics Books. This book was released on 2016-05-25 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book The Book of Disquietude

Download or read book The Book of Disquietude written by Fernando Pessoa and published by Carcanet Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Rio Tigre and Beyond

Download or read book Rio Tigre and Beyond written by Frank Bruce Lamb and published by . This book was released on 1985 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Disquiet Time

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  • Author : Jennifer Grant
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2014
  • ISBN : 9781455580255
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Disquiet Time written by Jennifer Grant and published by . This book was released on 2014 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book An Unwritten Novel

Download or read book An Unwritten Novel written by Thomas Cousineau and published by Deep Vellum Publishing. This book was released on 2013-07-16 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "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."