The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition by Fernando Pessoa

The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition

Fernando Pessoa with Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)

488 pages first pub 1982 (editions)

fiction philosophy poetry challenging reflective slow-paced

Description

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 th...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,167 reviews

Moods

reflective 92%
challenging 50%
emotional 50%
dark 47%
sad 38%
inspiring 16%
tense 11%
funny 10%
mysterious 7%
relaxing 6%
hopeful 5%
informative 3%
lighthearted 2%
adventurous 1%

Pace

slow 78%
medium 20%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 53% | N/A: 40% | A mix: 3% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 36% | No: 32% | N/A: 29% | Yes: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | N/A: 21% | Yes: 21% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 52% | N/A: 33% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 9% | No: 9%

Average rating

4.34

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