BOZAR BOOK CLUB - Pedro Sena-Lino
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of disquiet (ENG)
Fernando Pessoa, Portugal’s national poet, wrote under at least eighty different names. In his prose masterpiece, The Book of Disquiet, he is Bernardo Soares, “assistant bookkeeper in the city of Lisbon,” a lonely man whose fragmentary record of his life, an “autobiography without facts,” is an unforgettably beautiful attempt to answer the questions of a modern Everyman: Why am I here? What am I to do with myself?
Benjamin Moser, the moderator of the english Book Club, is unfotunately unable to come and will be replaced by Pedro Sena-Lino.
Pedro Sena-Lino (1977) is a Portuguese writer, living in Berlin. He published poetry, novels and children books. He’s the founder of the creative writing school Companhia do Eu (Society of the Self) and has a PhD on the 17th century catholic nun/writer Feliciana de Milã. His latest novel Despaís (Uncountry) (2013), a political science fiction novel about the end of Portugal, a controverse book. His work is translated in Croatian, English, French, German and Japanese.