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Two Month Review #6.5: The Book of Disquiet (sections 131-173)

This week Chad and Brian come to some conclusions about the Vicente Guedes part of The Book of Disquiet and get very excited about the more “mature, sophisticated” writings of Bernardo Soares. They both love this new voice and dig into what separates the heteronyms and their philosophies on life. And without a guest, Chad and Brian go on some entertaining digressions and keep trying to crack each other up. Informational, smart, and funny—the Two Month Review combination.

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As always, you can find the video for this episode on our YouTube channel, where we livestream the episodes. Due to Chad’s travel schedule, the timing of the next livestream is still up in the air, but will be announced on Twitter as soon as it’s all confirmed. That episode—which will be available as a podcast on November 8th—will cover sections 174-221 (pages 190-237 in the U.S. edition). Stay tuned for more details about the exact time.

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This season’s opening music is “E Às Vezes Dou Por Mim” by contemporary fado star Cristina Branco. And here’s another terrible emo song Chad had never listened to before today: “Ohio Is for Lovers” by Hawthorne Heights.



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