The Book of Disquiet - The Book of Disquiet Summary & Analysis

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In his "Maxims," Soares writes that the only lifestyle suited for a wise man is to live in a state of ignorance about things and himself. Soares also stresses that one should be careful not to let others invade their personality. He indicates that he believes that any interest into another's personality actually shows disrespect. In his section "Millimeters," Soares writes about his love of small and insignificant things.

His section "Our Lady of Silence" describes a lady that he dreams about often. This lady is one that Soares has seen in a portrait. He notes that she is a virgin and will remain so. Soares writes that he is not interested in the lady's sexuality or femininity. Instead, he is attracted to the simple idea that since she is a figure in a portrait, she will never have sex with...

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