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1973. 249 pages. Good condition vintage Penguin paperback. Great reading copy. Pages may be yellowed or foxed and covers may show signs of scuffing or shelf wear. Fast dispatch, international shipping. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
First published in 1572, The Lusiads is one of the greatest epic poems of the Renaissance, immortalizing Portugal's voyages of discovery with an unrivalled freshness of observation.
At the centre of The Lusiads is Vasco da Gama's pioneer voyage via southern Africa to India in 1497-98. The first European artist to cross the equator, Camoes's narrative reflects the novelty and fascination of that original encounter with Africa, India and the Far East. The poem's twin symbols are the Cross and the Astrolabe, and its celebration of a turning point in mankind's knowledge of the world unites the old map of the heavens with the newly discovered terrain on earth. Yet it speaks powerfully, too, of the precariousness of power, and of the rise and decline of nationhood, threatened not only from without by enemies, but from within by loss of integrity and vision.
Über den Autor: Camoens, Luiz, 1524-1580, Portuguese poet born in Lisbon. He travelled to the Red Sea, Persia and Mozambique and spent some years in Goa, India. After his return to Lisbon in 1572, he published 'The Lusiads' recalling the voyages of Vasco da Gama - a work that became the national epic of Portugal.
Titel: The Lusiads
Verlag: Penguin Classics
Buchbeschreibung Penguin, 1952. Softcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1952. 249 pages. Good condition vintage Penguin paperback. Great reading copy. Pages may be yellowed or foxed and covers may show signs of scuffing or shelf wear. Fast dispatch, international shipping. book. Artikel-Nr. 1467896897CMK
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, 1953. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good+. Penguin Books 1953; Translated by William C Atkinson. Good plus in paperback. Artikel-Nr. 32403