Thursday, June 11, 2020


Fernando Pessoa, from “Millimetres (the sensation of small things),” The Book of Disquiet, trans. from the Portuguese by Richard Zenith (New York: Penguin, 2003).

See also William Carlos Williams and Wallace Shawn on powders, pencils, mountains, and cigars.

Related reading
All OCA Pessoa posts (Pinboard)

[Five periods: the translator’s symbol for a “place where a sentence breaks off, space left for an unwritten sentence or paragraph, or blank space inside a sentence where the hiatus does not interrupt a phrasal unit.”]

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