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Collected Lyric Poems of Luis de Camoes

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Publisher Comments:

Luís de Camões is world famous as the author of the great Renaissance epic The Lusíads, 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 Luís de Camões, the award-winning translator of The Lusíads gives English readers the first comprehensive collection of Camões's sonnets, songs, elegies, hymns, odes, eclogues, and other poems--more than 280 lyrics altogether, all rendered in engaging verse.

Camões (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 Camões's encounters with radically unfamiliar peoples and places. Translator Landeg White has arranged the poems to follow the order of Camões's travels, making the book read like a journey. The work of one of the first European cosmopolitans, these poems demonstrate that Camões would deserve his place among the great poets even if he had never written his epic.

Synopsis:

"What an occasion! What a treasure! This book makes available for the first time in English a unique body of Renaissance poetry and a great classic of Western literature. Ably translated by Landeg White, this is a truly valuable literary achievement."--Richard Howard, series editor of the Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation, and author of Inner Voices: Selected Poems, 1963-2003

"This book is a major achievement. Superbly clear and seemingly effortless, Landeg White's translations reveal a thoroughly modern and engaging Camões, one who will undoubtedly speak to new generations of readers. White's organization of the poems by Camões's travels to Africa, India, and beyond makes the book read like a journey and gives a provocative vision of Camões's range as a poet. This book sets a new standard for readers and translators of Portuguese poetry."--José Luiz Passos, University of California, Los Angeles

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

THE POEMS

PART ONE: Before Africa 23

PART TWO: Before India 91

PART THREE: India and Beyond 155

PART FOUR: Portugal 277

Notes to the Poems 333

Suggested Further Reading 353

Index of First Lines in English 357

Index of First Lines in Portuguese 363

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691136561
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Translator:
White, Landeg
Author:
Camoes, Luis de
Author:
White, Landeg
Author:
De Camoes, Luis
Subject:
Camoes, Luis de
Subject:
European - Spanish & Portuguese
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation
Publication Date:
July 2008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 408 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691136561 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "What an occasion! What a treasure! This book makes available for the first time in English a unique body of Renaissance poetry and a great classic of Western literature. Ably translated by Landeg White, this is a truly valuable literary achievement."--Richard Howard, series editor of the Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation, and author of Inner Voices: Selected Poems, 1963-2003

"This book is a major achievement. Superbly clear and seemingly effortless, Landeg White's translations reveal a thoroughly modern and engaging Camões, one who will undoubtedly speak to new generations of readers. White's organization of the poems by Camões's travels to Africa, India, and beyond makes the book read like a journey and gives a provocative vision of Camões's range as a poet. This book sets a new standard for readers and translators of Portuguese poetry."--José Luiz Passos, University of California, Los Angeles

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