The Collected Lyric Poems of Luis de Camoes
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Collected Lyric Poems of Luis de Camoes by Luis de Camoes
Book DescriptionLuis de Camoes is world famous as the author of the great Renaissance epic The Lusiads, but his large and equally great body of lyric poetry is still almost completely unknown outside his native Portugal. In The Collected Lyric Poems of Luis de Camoes, the award-winning translator of The Lusiads gives English readers the first comprehensive collection of Camoes's sonnets, songs, elegies, hymns, odes, eclogues, and other poems--more than 280 lyrics altogether, all rendered in engaging verse. Camoes (1524-1580) was the first great European artist to cross into the Southern Hemisphere, and his poetry bears the marks of nearly two decades spent in north and east Africa, the Persian Gulf, India, and Macau. From an elegy set in Morocco, to a hymn written at Cape Guardafui on the northern tip of Somalia, to the first modern European love poems for a non-European woman, these lyrics reflect Camoes's encounters with radically unfamiliar peoples and places. Translator Landeg White has arranged the poems to follow the order of Camoes's travels, making the book read like a journey. The work of one of the first European cosmopolitans, these poems demonstrate that Camoes would deserve his place among the great poets even if he had never written his epic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691136622
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Luis de Camoes
Selected Sonnets, Paperback (April 2008)View all books by Luis de Camoes
The most important writer in Portuguese history and one of the preeminent European poets of the early modern era, Luis de Camoes (1524-80) has been ranked as a sonneteer on par with Petrarch, Dante, and Shakespeare. This title demonstrates the range of Camoes' interests and invention.
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Author Biography - Luis de Camoes
Landeg White is the translator of "The Lusiads of Luis Vaz de Camoes" (Oxford World's Classics), which won the Teixeira-Gomes Prize for translation in 1998. A prolific poet and scholar, he teaches English and American studies at Universidade Aberta in Lisbon, Portugal.
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