[review of The Book of Disquiet (1982), by Fernando Pessoa, published by Serpent’s Tail (2010)]
The Book of Disquiet isn’t a book, but a collection of fragmented, and with no chronological coherence, notes about Fernando Pessoa disturbed and painful voyage through the material world, his soul and his I. Pessoa rejected science because everything is an illusion and through his emotions, sensations and rationality describes the very essence of the human soul and the meaningless of Life. This book is an all time literature masterpiece and will make its readers question every feeling that they have, because “Life is what we make of it. Travels are travelers. What we see is not what we see but what we are.” As a reader of the original Portuguese version, I strongly recommend this English translation because it keeps the essence of the original and its gloomy and disturbed atmosphere.
Um plano de expansão para o metro de Lisboa que realmente sirva para servir verdadeiramente a área metropolitana:
São criadas 10 novas estações, 7 na linha verde (Carnide, Pontinha, Pedralvas, Benfica, Alfragide, Portela, Carnaxide) e 3 na linha Azul (Reboleira, Damaia, Hospital). De salientar a existência de duas novas interfaces com a CP (Reboleira e Benfica) e uma nova entre a linha azul e linha verde (Pontinha).
População das freguesias (censos 2011) beneficiadas pela expansão, sem contar com o efeito de rede na ligação à CP:
Falagueira – 14 530
Reboleira – 14 344
Damaia – 20 894
Alfragide – 9 904
Benfica – 36 821
Carnaxide – 25 911
(movie review of The Intouchables (2011), Directed by Éric Toledano, Olivier Nakache)
One man fighting to find his place in the world and another just trying to survive, created an odd, but outstanding duo in a XXI century Paris. Intouchables could easily have slide to a political correct and cliché scrip, but instead, it focused on the human dimension of the characters, and this dramatic comedy became an epic testimony to Humanity.