The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa

"The Book of Disquiet" is a posthumously published collection of thoughts and musings of a solitary dreamer, who is a Lisbon-based bookkeeper. The book delves into the mind of a man who is discontented with his mundane life and finds solace in dreaming and writing. The narrative is a profound reflection on life, solitude, and the nature of humanity, filled with philosophical insights and poetic language. The protagonist's introspective journey and his struggles with existential despair make it a seminal work in the genre of literary modernism.

The 484th greatest book of all time


Published
1982
Nationality
Portuguese
Type
Fiction
Pages
240-544
Words
80,000
Original Language
Portuguese

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