Get this from a library! Les Lusiades.. [Luís de Camões; Roger Bismut]. Les Lusiades has ratings and reviews. K.D. said: This epic poem tells the story of the voyage of Vasco de Gama particularly his pioneering. Results 1 – 30 of 86 Les Lusiades by Camoens and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at

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The project that we are doing is like that historic route. I have no admiration for it. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

There is no way to deny it.

I look forward to reading it again in Portuguese. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Classic that is seldom seen on reading lists. Camoes is one of the most important of Portuguese poets.

Deze overdaad is jammer, want er gebeurt toch al zo weinig in ‘De Lusiaden’, dat in zijn nationalistische wens de menselijke maat maar al te vaak vergeet. Historical events, names of countries, cities and places are so numerous, I can not recognise and remember many of them. I am India and my American teammates are Portugal. While all these names and historical moments might have inspired pride and awe in Portuguese readers in the lateth century, they really bog down the text.

What ludiades the book unique is its style. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? One such challenge comes from “the barbaric Moslems”. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I feel a temptation though, to pick up threads and go into more detailed historical research.

And what is the prize of their massacres, their own beautiful virgin nymphs handcrafted by Venus herself The first European artist to cross the equator, Camoes’s narrative reflects the novelty an First published inThe Lusiads is one of the greatest epic poems of the Renaissance, immortalizing Portugal’s voyages of discovery with an unrivalled freshness luiades observation.

Product details Paperback Publisher: This is not quite what I expected. Amazon Business Service for business customers. This epic poem tells the story of the voyage of Vasco de Gama particularly his pioneering route from Portugal to India.

Lusuades, but then what is probable about an epic. This translation would have been a more difficult read if not for my fluency in French.

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Trivia About The Lusiads. The author was a Portuguese sailor who also fought for Portugal against the moors. I made my usual mistake of buying the cheap translation, so probably a poorer edition than Lez could have read. However, it was not an enjoyable read.

However, Americans apologize if I am stereotyping really want to talk and express themselves and since they are all in the room, sometimes they spend a lot of talking and I get bored. I enjoyed reading this book but somewhat ironically. The narrative simultaneously includes old gods such as Jupiter, Venus and Neptune who aid the Portuguese sailors in their quest towards fame and Llusiades, the main antagonist and the ruler of the Indian Ocean luziades has a somewhat personal vendetta against the Portuguese and the new god, the god of “Divine Providence” through whose faith the Portuguese motivate themselves to overcome the natural and other challenges they face.


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I never met an epic I didn’t like. I know that I cannot put my reality on a poem written in and analyze it as if it was written in – this would not be fair. I came across this book when I was in Lisbon in April.

But the author clearly describes the poetic use of these characters near the end. I’m sure that were I Portuguese I would have appreciated it much more. A quick google search revealed what importance he has to Portuguese national history and I couldn’t resist buying the book at the nearest bookshop; Lusades Sa Da Costa – one of the oldest bookshops in Lisbon.

As the conquerors, they have all the ideas in their heads and as the conquered I, most of the time, just keep my piece but support them all the way. The intertwining of Christianity and Greek mythology is gracefully done.

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I just do not have patient for dishonesty anymore, even if it is well written. Robert Laffont 5 Dec. As a classic work of Christian nationalist propaganda, the Moslems as the vile creatures hell-bent on destroying Christianity yet unable due to their stupidity is a recurring theme.

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