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Lu�s De Camoes - Selected S�nnets

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ISBN-10: 0226092666

ISBN-13: 9780226092669

Edition: 2005

Authors: Lu�s De Cam�es, William Baer

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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. Championed by such influential English poets as William Blake and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and admired in America by Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Herman Melville, Camoes was renowned for his intensely personal sonnets and equally intense adventurous life. He was banished for dueling and brawling at court, lost an eye fighting the Moors in North Africa, was shipwrecked off the coast of India, jailed in Goa, and exiled in Mozambique. Throughout these personal trials, he advanced poetry beyond the Petrarchin model of love won and lost to write of personal despair, history, politics, war, religion, and the natural beauty of Portugal. The first significant English translation of Camoes's sonnets in more than one hundred years, "Selected Sonnets: A Bilingual Edition collects seventy of Camoes's best--all musically rendered into contemporary, yet metrical and rhymed, English-language poetry by William Baer, with the original Portuguese on facing pages--and reintroduces the genius of a poet whom Cervantes called "the incomparable treasure of Lusus." A comprehensive selection of sonnets that demonstrates the full range of Camoes's interests and invention, "Selected Sonnets will prove indespensible for both students and teachers in comparative and Renaissance literature, Portuguese and Spanish history, and the art of literary translation.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880

Luis de Camoes was Portugal's greatest Renaissance poet, whose profoundly humanistic works have influenced Portuguese literature since their appearance. In 1572 the epic poem Os Lusiadas (The Lusiads)-Camoes's masterpiece and lasting contribution to European literature-was published in Lisbon. By centering on the landmark 1497-1498 voyage of Vasco da Gama to India, Camoes exalted the Portuguese spirit expressed in history's glorious deeds. Modeled after Virgil's Aeneid and written in ottava rima, the Italian metric form used by Ariosto in Orlando Furioso, Os Lusiadas is the hallmark of Portuguese classics. Camoes's other poetry (Rimas) was published in 1595. In it Camoes shows himself to be, in addition to an epic poet, an intensely lyric poet as well.

List of Illustrations
Introduction Chronology
Selected Sonnets
O dia em que eu naci moura e pere�a
Curse
Como quando do mar tempestuoso
Shipwreck
Enquanto quis Fortuna que tivesse
Reader
Brandas �guas do Tejo que, passando
Tagus
Por cima destas �guas, forte e firme
Tears
Os vestidos Elisa revolvia
Dido
V�s, Ninfas da gang�tica espessura
For Leoni Pereira
A fermosura desta fresca serra
Nature
Quando o sol encoberto vai mostrando
On the Beach
Amor � un fogo que arde sem se ver
Amor
Ditoso seja aquele que somente
Sin
Ditosas almas, que ambas juntamenta
Dead Lovers
Correm turvas as �guas deste rio
Confusion
Todas as almas tristes se mostravam
Good Friday
Presen�a bela, ang�lica figura
Green Eyes
Quen jaz no gr�o sepulcro, que descreve
Sepulcher
� gloriosa cruz, � victorioso
O Glorious Cross
Um mover d'olhos, brando e piadoso
Magic
Na metade do C�u subido ardia
Nat�rcia
No mundo, poucos anos e cansados
Pero Moniz
Aquela triste leda madrugada
Dawn
Mudam-se os tempos, mudam-se as vontades
Time
C� nesta Babil�nia, donde mana
Exile
Debaixo desta pedra est� metido
Dom Fernando
Doces �guas e claras do Mondego
Mondego
Que modo t�o sutil da Natureza
Escape
"Que levas, cruel Morte?" "Um claro dia"
Dona Maria
Senhor Jo�o Lopes, o meu baixo estado
Senhor Jo�o Lopes
Orfeu enamorado que ta��a
Orpheus
Sempre, cruel Senhora, receei
Cruel Senhora
Tornai essa brancura � alva a�ucena
Essence
O cisne, quando sente ser chegada
Swan
Os reinos e os imp�rios poderosos
Dom Teod�sio
Ilustre e dino ramo dos Meneses
Dom Fernando de Meneses
Erros meus, m� fortuna, amor ardente
Doom
Lindo e sutil tran�ado, que ficaste
Ribbon
Num bosque que das Ninfas se habitava
Sybil
Dizei, Senhora, da Beleza ideia
Perfection
Senhora j� dest' alma, perdoai
Punishment
Se pena por amar-vos se merece
Destruction
Enquanto Febo os montes acendia
Diana
Fiou-se o cora��o, de muito isento
Hippolytus
Esfor�o grande, igual ao pensamento
Epitaph
Se os capit�es antigos colocados
Conquistadors
Tu que descanso buscas com cuidado
Refuge
Verdade, Amor, Raz�o, Merecimento
Belief
Porque a tamanhas penas se oferece
The Passion
Alma minha gentil, que te partiste
Dear Gentle Soul
Eu cantarei de amor t�o docemente
Song of Love
�rvore, cujo pomo, belo e brando
Rose-Apple Tree
Est� o lascivo e doce passarinho
Little Bird
Vencido est� de Amor meu pensamento
For Caterina
Quando de minhas m�goas a comprida
Dinamene
Na ribeira do Eufrates assentado
Euphrates
Aquela que, de pura castidade
Lucretia
Que ven�ais no Oriente tantos reis
Lu�s de Ata�de
Sete anos de pastor Jacob servia
Jacob
Debaixo desta pedra sepultada
Caterina
O c�u, a terra, o vento sossegado
The Wind
Em pris�es baixas fui um tempo atado
Prison
Julga-me a ge