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Two Month Review #6.3: The Book of Disquiet (sections 40-81)

Jerónimo Pizzaro—editor of the “complete edition” of The Book of Disquiet published by New Directions—is the special guest on this week’s Two Month Review. He discusses his history with Pessoa, how this volume came to be, the next three volumes in the New Directions project, how to approach The Book of Disquiet and its separate halves, some of the philosophical shift that take place over the course of the book, and more. For Pessoa fans and newbies, this episode is not to be missed!

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 sections 82-130 (pages 95-141 in the U.S. edition) with special guest Anthony Blake.

Feel free to comment on this episode—or on the book in general—either on this post, or at the official GoodReads Group.

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This season’s opening music is “E Às Vezes Dou Por Mim” by contemporary fado star Cristina Branco. And, in keeping with the theme from last season, we’ll be featuring a different emo rock song every episode for the outro music. Today it’s Anthony Blake’s favorite song from Chad’s most hated band.



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