11 February 2008

Disquietude

The Blog of Disquiet is a brilliant idea of Matthew Tiffany's: a place for various people to post their thoughts on Pessoa's The Book of Disquiet, creating "a blog from inside the text." My first contribution went up over the weekend.

There's also another interesting project afoot. Marcelo Ballvé of Sancho's Panza is translating the anonymous 19th century Uruguayan text, The Book of Disengagements on a blog of the same name.

3 comments:

A.H. said...

What a cool blog - thanks for the notice! I've had that book on my to-read pile for far too long, and this is good motivation to pick it up finally.

Darby M. Dixon III said...

Hey! Alright! The Blog of Disquiet lives! Welcome aboard. I need to get off my rear and get some more imperfect-but-at-least-complete text together for it.

amcorrea said...

A.H.--After you've picked it up, please consider joining. I would love to read your thoughts on it (as I privately evoke memories of dusk behind a particular domed auditorium, poetry, and flashlights).

Darby--Your contributions were a definite motivating factor. I'm going to try to do more, too. It would be amazing to collectively have a post for each of his texts...eventually.