The Collected Lyric Poetry of Luís de Camões

By Luís de Camões

Luís de Camões is international recognized because the writer of the good Renaissance epic The Lusíads, yet his huge and both nice physique of lyric poetry continues to be nearly thoroughly unknown outdoor his local Portugal. within the accumulated Lyric Poems of Luís de Camões, the award-winning translator of The Lusíads offers English readers the 1st entire selection of Camões's sonnets, songs, elegies, hymns, odes, eclogues, and different poems--more than 280 lyrics altogether, all rendered in attractive verse.

Camões (1524-1580) was once the 1st nice ecu artist to go into the Southern Hemisphere, and his poetry bears the marks of approximately 20 years 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 at the northern tip of Somalia, to the 1st glossy ecu love poems for a non-European girl, those lyrics replicate Camões's encounters with substantially unusual peoples and areas. Translator Landeg White has prepared the poems to stick with the order of Camões's travels, making the booklet learn like a trip. The paintings of 1 of the 1st ecu cosmopolitans, those poems exhibit that Camões may deserve his position one of the nice poets whether he had by no means written his epic.


"These translations carry Camões's genius close by of an viewers who can't learn the based, problematic Portuguese originals. the quantity is a necessary and well timed addition to the classics of poetry in translation released as a part of Princeton's Lockert Library Series."--Claire Williams, instances Literary Supplement

"Bringing a clean, big collection of the lyrical poetry of Luks de Camoes into English, White's target is to trap the 'naturalness and lucidity' of the poet's language. Accompanying greater than a hundred and fifty sonnets are songs, odes, eclogues, elegies, hymns, eights (octavas), and a sestina, the widest diversity of Camoes's lyrical poetry rendered in English seeing that Richard Burton's greater than a century ago."--K. D. Jackson, Choice


"What an get together! What a treasure! This e-book makes on hand for the 1st time in English a special physique of Renaissance poetry and a superb vintage of Western literature. Ably translated via Landeg White, it is a really worthwhile literary achievement."--Richard Howard, sequence editor of the Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation, and writer of internal Voices: chosen Poems, 1963-2003

"This e-book is a massive success. fantastically transparent and probably easy, Landeg White's translations display a completely glossy and fascinating Camões, one that will surely communicate to new generations of readers. White's association of the poems via Camões's travels to Africa, India, and past makes the ebook learn like a trip and offers a provocative imaginative and prescient of Camões's variety as a poet. This e-book units a brand new regular for readers and translators of Portuguese poetry."--José Luiz Passos, collage of California, Los Angeles

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
PART ONE: ahead of Africa 23
PART : sooner than India 91
PART 3: India and past 155
PART 4: Portugal 277
Notes to the Poems 333
Suggested extra examining 353
Index of First strains in English 357
Index of First strains in Portuguese 363


Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation
Richard Howard, sequence Editor
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