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PESSOA, F.: Book of Disquiet (The) (Unabridged)

    

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PESSOA, F.: Book of Disquiet (The) (Unabridged)

Assembled from notes and jottings left unpublished at the time of the author’s death, The Book of Disquiet is a collection of aphoristic prose-poetry musings on dreams, solitude, time and memory. Credited to Pessoa’s alter ego, Bernardo Soares, who chronicles his contemplations in this so-called ‘factless’ autobiography, the work is a journey of one man’s soul and, by extension, of all human souls that allow their minds and hearts to roam far and free. Though his outward life as an assistant bookkeeper in downtown Lisbon is a humdrum affair, Soares lives a rich and varied existence within the contours of his own mind, where he can be and do anything. Soares has no ambition, nor has he any friends; he is plagued with disquiet, and only imagination and dreams can conquer it. Compiled by the translator Richard Zenith, Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet is a fulgent tribute to the imagination of man.



Disc 1

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   The Book of Disquiet 00:11:49
2.   2 - I have to choose what I detest … 00:08:25
3.   7 - Today, in one of the pointless and worthless… 00:07:38
4.   10 - Futile and sensitive, I’m capable of violent… 00:08:15
5.   17 - Perhaps it's finally time for me to make… 00:06:48
6.   24 - Today, feeling almost physically ill… 00:10:37
7.   30 - Sadly, or perhaps not, I recognize that… 00:07:54
8.   33 - During the first days of Autumn… 00:09:07


Disc 2

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   39 - All of a sudden, as if a surgical hand… 00:06:21
2.   41 - Silence emerges from the sound of the rain… 00:08:21
3.   44 - There’s a sleepiness of our conscious… 00:08:37
4.   50 - A firefly flashes forward at regular intervals. 00:09:53
5.   54 - In my dreams I’ve sometimes tried… 00:09:59
6.   57 - And today, thinking about what my life… 00:09:48
7.   60 - Dolorous Interlude. Should you ask me… 00:11:33
8.   67 - Often enough the surface and illusion… 00:08:34


Disc 3

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   71 - The cause of my profound sense… 00:07:51
2.   76 - I sometimes enjoy (in split fashion)… 00:10:30
3.   81 - The carts in the street purr slow… 00:08:34
4.   85 - When I consider all the people I know… 00:10:21
5.   91 - A glimpse of open country above a stone… 00:10:13
6.   93 - The intensity of my sensations has always… 00:07:43
7.   98 - Today I woke up very early, with a sudden… 00:08:16
8.   102 - Life is whatever we conceive it to be. 00:09:21


Disc 4

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   108 - It's possible to feel life as a sickness… 00:09:24
2.   115 - To organize our life in such a way… 00:07:19
3.   121 - Like all men endowed with great mental… 00:09:03
4.   125 - Your ships, Lord, didn’t make a greater… 00:07:29
5.   130 - I often wonder what I would be like if… 00:10:08
6.   136 - The burden of feeling! 00:08:00
7.   141 - Rainy Landscape. Each drop of rain… 00:07:54
8.   145 - The higher a man rises, the more things… 00:05:35
9.   149 - Many people have defined man… 00:09:04


Disc 5

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   151 - Outside, in the slow moonlit night… 00:09:38
2.   156 - What imperious queen, standing… 00:09:08
3.   161 - Nothing irks me more than the vocabulary… 00:10:23
4.   167 - It's one of those days when the monotony… 00:09:15
5.   171 - Only one thing astonishes me more… 00:10:03
6.   175 - The generation I belong to was born… 00:10:53
7.   182 - Interlude. I bowed out of life… 00:07:41
8.   186 - Would to the gods, sad heart of mine… 00:05:50


Disc 6

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   191 - It sometimes occurs to me… 00:08:51
2.   194 - A terrible weariness fills the soul… 00:10:32
3.   200 - Commonness is a hearthstone. 00:09:27
4.   203 - We don’t even know if what ends… 00:08:47
5.   208 - Just as, whether we know it or not… 00:08:52
6.   212 - To have opinions is to sell out to yourself. 00:09:04
7.   217 - All stirrings of our sensibility… 00:08:23
8.   222 - As when a storm is brewing and the noises… 00:07:54


Disc 7

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   227 - I prefer prose to poetry as an art form… 00:07:17
2.   232 - The more we live, the more convinced… 00:10:46
3.   237 - Notes for a Rule of Life 00:07:54
4.   243 - All it would take to make a catalogue… 00:07:53
5.   249 - Beginning in the mid - eighteenth century… 00:06:39
6.   251 - Fragments of an Autobiography 00:07:20
7.   254 - More than once, while roaming… 00:09:33
8.   256 - I've always felt an almost physical loathing… 00:07:15
9.   260 - Art consists in making others feel… 00:07:48


Disc 8

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   263 - As prone as I am to tedium, it's odd that… 00:08:11
2.   266 - When I first came to Lisbon… 00:10:02
3.   274 - Revolutionaries make a crass… 00:09:22
4.   279 - He left today for his home town… 00:10:01
5.   285 - I'm almost convinced that I’m never awake. 00:10:58
6.   291 - If in art there were the office of improver… 00:09:38
7.   300 - Triangular Dream 00:08:37
8.   304 - Faith is the instinct of action. 00:06:21


Disc 9

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   307 - Aesthetics of Discouragement 00:07:53
2.   314 - I'd like to develop a code of inertia… 00:07:48
3.   318 - …ships passing in the night… 00:08:15
4.   322 - Every gesture, however simple, violates… 00:07:15
5.   328 - Join your hands, and put them in mine… 00:10:21
6.   333 - No problem has a solution. None of us can… 00:09:29
7.   339 - The golden tint that still glows on waters… 00:07:15
8.   343 - A Day (Zigzag) 00:07:35
9.   349 - The most abject of all needs is to confide… 00:05:31


Disc 10

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   353 - The not - cold, not - warm morning glided… 00:07:00
2.   358 - Yesterday I saw and heard a great man. 00:09:07
3.   364 - How can I possess with my body… 00:06:51
4.   370 - I never let my feelings know… 00:08:44
5.   373 - Life is an experimental journey… 00:08:07
6.   378 - The classifiers of things, by which I mean… 00:11:07
7.   382 - I've reached the point where tedium… 00:10:45
8.   389 - 'Creator of indifferences' is the motto… 00:10:04


Disc 11

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   395 - The so gentle and ethereal hour… 00:08:42
2.   398 - I'm intuitively certain that for people… 00:08:09
3.   402 - To be reincarnated in a stone… 00:08:17
4.   408 - He sang, in a soft and gentle voice… 00:07:55
5.   412 - Dolorous Interlude 00:10:01
6.   417 - I know no pleasure like that of books… 00:07:24
7.   421 - Journey in the Mind 00:10:33
8.   429 - Throughout my life, in every situation… 00:09:05


Disc 12

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   436 - (rain) And finally, over the darkness… 00:08:46
2.   438 - Against the blue made pale by the green… 00:07:44
3.   443 - What Hells and Purgatories and Heavens… 00:08:56
4.   448 - Omar Khayyam 00:08:22
5.   452 - The only real traveller with soul… 00:09:49
6.   457 - Modern things include… 00:09:19
7.   462 - But my self - imposed exile… 00:09:54
8.   466 - Man shouldn't be able to see his own face… 00:10:05


Disc 13

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   475 - 'What are you laughing about' 00:07:55
2.   A Disquiet Anthology. Pessoa, in a note on how… 00:06:15
3.   Apocalyptic Feeling 00:08:04
4.   The Art of Effective Dreaming (I) 00:12:31
5.   Cascade 00:10:58
6.   Divine Envy 00:05:33
7.   Funeral March for Ludwig II, King of Bavaria 00:11:50


Disc 14

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   In the Forest of Estrangement 00:08:06
2.   On the horizon of our hearing, unknown seas… 00:08:02
3.   The Lake of Possession (I) 00:07:32
4.   Lucid Diary 00:08:36
5.   Milky Way 00:14:02
6.   Millimetres (the sensation of slight things) 00:08:59
7.   Your sex is that of dreamed forms… 00:08:58
8.   Pedro's Pastoral 00:08:54


Disc 15

  The Book of Disquiet (Unabridged)
1.   Random Diary 00:05:07
2.   The River of Possession 00:05:44
3.   Self - Examination 00:06:07
4.   Sentimental Education 00:09:39
5.   Symphony of the Restless Night 00:09:02
6.   A Voyage I Never Made (I) 00:10:00

Total Playing Time: 17:28:42






Author(s):
Pessoa, Fernando

Reader(s):
Sims, Adam

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA0313

Barcode: 9781781981429

Physical Release: 07/2018

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