ISBN INCM Barcelona, Editorial Seix Barral, , p. Libro del desasosiego - compuesto por Bernardo Soares, ayudante de tenedor de libros en la ciudad de Lisboa.
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Editions[ edit ] In Lisbon there are a few restaurants or eating houses located above decent-looking taverns, places with the heavy, domestic look of restaurants in towns far from any rail line. These second-story eateries, usually empty except on Sundays, frequently contain curious types whose faces are not interesting but who constitute a series of digressions from life. Alfred MacAdam. The book has seen publication in Spanish , German , Italian , French , English , and Dutch selection and full.
The Book is a bestseller, especially in German 16 editions, from different translators and publishers. According to Cunha, who edited the first version with Jacinto do Prado Coelho and Maria Aliete Galhoz in , there are two authors of the book: Vicente Guedes in a first phase in the s and 20s , and the aforementioned Bernardo Soares late s and 30s.
The second phase, more personal and diary-like, is the one credited to Bernardo Soares. Richard Zenith, editor of a new Portuguese edition in , took the option of presenting a single volume, as in his English translation of In his introduction, he writes that "if Bernardo Soares does not measure up to the full Pessoa, neither are his diary writings the sum total of Disquietude, to which he was after all a johnny-come-lately.
The Book of Disquietude was various books yet ultimately one book , with various authors yet ultimately one author , and even the word disquietude changes meaning as time passes. Hence the fragmentary condition of The Book of Disquiet, which contains material that predates and which Pessoa left open-ended at his death. As Adorno famously said, the finished work is, in our times and climate of anguish, a lie.
What is this Livro do Desassossego? Nor do we know what parts thereof, if any, he ever intended for publication in some revised format. Richard Zenith, Carcanet Press, , p. Iain Watson, Quartet Books,
Libro del desasosiego