The Book of Disquiet
  • The Book of Disquiet


    Fernando Pessoa.


    Pantheon: 1991. First American edition. Hardcover in a jacket. Near fine.


    "The only hidden meaning of things
    Is that they have no hidden meaning.
    It's the strangest thing of all,
    Stranger than all poets' dreams
    And all philosophers' thoughts,
    That things are really what they seem to be
    And there's nothing to understand.
    Yes, this is what my senses learned on their own:
    Things have no meaning: they have existence.
    Things are the only hidden meaning of things."