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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My favorite book ever, but I have the other translation.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's your favorite passage?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No favourite, but opened my copy and found an underlined passage:

        >"The slightest action weighs on me like a heroic deed. The mere idea of a gesture wearies me, as if it were something I might actually do. I aspire to nothing. Life hurts me. I'm not well where I am nor anywhere else I can think of being."

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Uhh Pessoa sounds so sterile in English. Difficult to evoke the imagery with such s mechanical language Id say. It’s possible no doubt but Pessoa is not a writer than translates well. He has several Poems written in English though

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Portuguese is a much more mechanical language than English. Don't let your nationalism turn you into an idiot.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So many, but one of my favorite Pessoa lines is "Even the life I merely dream of jades me... even that life."

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There is also a line I like that says something like: we should emulate Christ, who lived his life so silently it is up to debate whether he ever existed at all.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Which is the best translation?

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Portuguese
    Spanish equivalent of Pessoa?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe Miguel de Unamuno, though I haven't read him.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pessoa is unique.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How do Brazilians feel about the Portuguese? I stay from brazilian lit because of my hate of the Portuguese.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I stay from brazilian lit because of my hate of the Portuguese.
        I thought only the brazillians hated us so when you said that I almost assumed you were brazillian yourself.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I stay [away] from american lit because of my hate for the English.
        hmmm...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why I would hate them? Moreover, Pessoa is great.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Glad I didn't spent too much time in this self-fellating kind of melancholy and pity this book indulges in. Nothing but sterile petiness and boring trite from a moron that did not even have the courage to at least euthanize his pathetic life

    If you ever made the mistake of even thinking this is your favorite book ever, all it shows is that you are a genetic-dead end, the annoying kind that embelishes his failures and arrested development.
    If I could round up all of you limpwristed gayuettes and go full Auschwitz genocide on you, I would not only do the world a favor, but even your parents would be glad

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      low iq post

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >ablobloo I am LE SAD - the Book

        Btw my IQ is two standard deviations above, find a better cope, and I can also beat the living shit out of your sorry ass until you won't even feel your face from the sheer pounding I can inflict on you

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          low IQ post

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/i2ZYY5W.jpeg

        >Can't appreciate art
        Stay away, philistine

        it's funny how atheists love the bourgeois literature which is just oscillating between melancholic boredom and sexual spree

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Literally all literature from the 19th century to WWII is bourgeois literature. What's your point?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Can't appreciate art
      Stay away, philistine

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >posts an anime girl
        >claims to appreciate art
        A hearty laugh from me.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're kinda proving his point with that picture monsieur

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >dude this books is so sad and depressing and I'm also sad and depressed
        >therefore good art
        Misery loving misery doesn't make good art

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You have a very female mentality if you think we should be happy all the time

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why are you all such gigantic homosexuals on this board, seriously?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Give sauce for anime girl?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      After a long time talking to losers and being one myself for even longer you're right. Being a loser is a choice that people make, and that choice is to wallow in self-pity when you could be doing anything else.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's wrong with being a loser might i ask, my fellow vapid normgroid? Let's see just how well your beliefs are grounded.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >What is wrong with intentionally being miserable??
        >Debate me, debate me!

        No. I only post ITT because for some reason this book slipped through the cracks and is treated as some sort of sacred cow.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You are one of the low iq homosexuals who thinks people choose to be miserable, why don't you choose to stop replying to the thread, is it so hard?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            don't tell me what to do, I can post wherever I want

            *plop*

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it ok to read a woman's translation of a man's novel of his despair? Local store has Margaret Jull Costa's translation for a few dollars.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Of course nto

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always found it weird how the Book of Disquiet became Pessoa's most well known and lauded work abroad, here in Portugal it's barely even mentioned as one of his major works.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What are considered his major works?

      Mensagem?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Mensagem is definitely consired one of his major ones (but in my opinion it's just a corny Camões LARP). Aside from that his Álvaro de Campos, Ricardo Reis and Alberto Caeiro personas are usually considered his main works, especially the first two. Saramago even wrote a book about the Ricardo Reis persona. His work as Bernardo Soares (which includes this book) are usually only mentioned in passing and only people within literary circles are even aware of the book of disquiet, it's very niche compared to the others I mentioned, but then again that just might be school canon bias.

        I guess the main reason for this is that his other stuff are things that were actually published during his lifetime so obviously those were the things that actually made him become known in Portugal, meanwhile the book of disquiet is a collection of mostly unfinished manuscripts that were found in a trunk only after his death. The book wasn't even published until like 30 years after his death.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Weirdly it didn't change my life.
    It just felt like I was reading my own diary I wrote when I was sleepwalking or something and that's not something that could change my life.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its a pleasant read, but it made me feel narcissistic the entire time I was reading it. Nobody actually thinks like that right?

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