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Two Month Review #6.7: The Book of Disquiet (sections 222-273)

This week’s special guest is Portuguese author and translator João Reis who knows a lot about Pessoa and the writings of his various heteronyms. He also talks about his forthcoming novel, The Translator’s Bride, and his work as a translator. There’s some of the usual banter as well, including a solid rundown of everyone’s favorite lines and some of Pessoa’s sayings that have become Portuguese colloquialisms.

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As always, you can find the video for this episode on our YouTube channel, where we livestream the episodes. Next week’s podcast will cover sections 222-273 (pages 238-287 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 now Chad has heard some of a My Chemical Romance song.



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