Two Month Review #6.1: “The Book of Disquiet” with Declan Spring
The Two Month Review is back! This season we’ll be reading the New Directions publication of The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa, translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa, one of the greatest works of literature (or poetry?) from the past century. To kick things off Declan Spring joined Brian Wood and a (happily hungover on baseball and beer) Chad W. Post to introduce Pessoa and his many heteronyms. They talk a lot about ND’s Pessoa project, how they pitch uncategorizable books, how this edition differs from others, and much more.
As always, you can find the video for this episode on our YouTube channel, where we livestream the episodes every Wednesday morning. Next week we’ll be covering pages 1-40 (sections 1-39).
Feel free to comment on this episode—or on the book in general—either on this post, or at the official GoodReads Group.
This season’s music is “E Às Vezes Dou Por Mim” by contemporary fado star Cristina Branco.