This is not quite what I expected. Did I think I miss anything? It is indeed the monumental moment of Portuguese history. 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.
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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.
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? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I feel a temptation though, to pick up threads and go into more detailed historical research.
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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.
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. 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.
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.
Follow the Author 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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