The Book of Disquiet, the aesthetics and materiality of sensations


  • Diego Giménez Universitat de Barcelona (UB)



Fernando Pessoa, Book of Disquiet, sensation, disquiet, writing


This paper correlates the aesthetic theorization of sensation with the materiality of sensation in The Book of Disquiet. The different editions of Fernando Pessoa’s work have, in the text or fragment, a unity of expression that the publishers put in order following a varietyof criteria. This paper argues that these unities are based on a conceptualization of sensation, such that the identity and the time of the narrative are inscribed according to impressions provoked by the writing.