Livro do Desassossego
Publish date: September 19th 2013
Publisher: Tinta da China Brasil
Pages no: 608
Edition language: Portuguese
, European Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Short Stories
, Portuguese Literature
Still in progress: I've been reading this off and on for over a year. Filled with paradoxes, synesthesia, and threads of thought that are sometimes gossamer, I take back what I said earlier. This is one of the densest books I've ever read.
I felt sad when it ended, but glad I finished it. This is a lovely book for exposing one's interior, but I feel that almost anyone thoughtful enough could have written it. It is a book for all "like minds" to enjoy being friends with. And to my dismay there was really nothing new here under the sun...
I have spent a year and a half trying to get through this book. I actually felt relief when my Kindle got broken so I couldn't read more. I don't know what it is, but I just cannot get through Pessoa's work, even though I feel like I should like it very much, and be very impressed, and feel like a d...
It took me seven years to finish reading this book. It is not that it is not magnificent--it is. But it lacks story or any driving force to help propell the reader to the end. The writing is gorgeous, masterful, but reading it often felt like wading through thick mud. I am glad to be finished wi...
Rate = original in portuguese = 6 stars (in terms of the Goodreads' rating system, I gave it 5 stars)Rate = Zenith's translation (the one I've just read) = 3 starsI’ve read this book in Portuguese a long time ago, and I still remember vividly some of the passages, eg, “ Deus é existirmos e isto não ...