Medeiros, Paulo de. Pessoa’s Geometry of the Abyss: Modernity and the Book of Disquiet. Oxford: Legenda, 2013. Print.

Sílvia Oliveira


The title of Paulo de Medeiros’s book cryptically points to a reconsideration of traditional interpretations of the work of Fernando Pessoa. Beyond this, it urges the international academic and lectoral community to update the transnational modernist canon with Pessoa’s work, namely with Bernardo Soares’s Book of Disquiet—for Medeiros, “still one of the least studied works of Pessoa” (4).

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