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 day after when I get a copy of the workshop deck, I read all the documents and spend less than an hour getting all the agreements and decision. In that regard, the book serves as a founding myth of the Portuguese nation. Write a customer review. There is the most bizarre section at the end when Da Gama and his ship end up on a kind of island of love as a reward for the labours, with a great number of attractive nymphs competing for attention.

The edition I read had lots of footnotes that were more lengthy than the story itself. The author was a Portuguese sailor who also fought for Portugal against the moors.

Did I think I miss anything? Perhaps the worsts “godlike” situation is set up when Bacchus goes under the sea to Neptune’s realm and convinces the gods of water and wind to doom the Portuguese fleet, but Venus sends nymphs to the rescue – improbable? 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.

The project that we are doing is like that historic route. It is not a case of when the cat is away but I am sure that, just like the Philippines, India had its own civilization when the Portuguese came and so the latter’s, just like Spain’s for the Philippines, claim that they bought civilization to that country was all baloney. This epic poem loses impact when translated. First published inThe Lusiads is one of the greatest epic poems of the Renaissance, immortalizing Portugal’s voyages of discovery with an unrivalled freshness of observation.


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One such challenge comes from “the barbaric Moslems”. We are lusiadee on how to improve things in our vast organization. What makes the book unique is its style.

I wanted a history of the Portuguese conquest luisades the Malabar coast, but I got an abruptly concluded exploration on the part of Vasco da Gama. This was a more enjoyable book than anticipated–an interesting view of late 16thc Portugal, its achievements and self-perception.

Classic for the DieHards My Thoughts. The aim was to provide a secure sea route to India and its lucrative spice trade, thus avoiding the numerous taxes and tolls from the overland route. It did fill a gap in my understanding of the Lusiadse empire in the Indian Ocean.

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. In order lusiadees fully understand and appreciate this poem, I think you need to have a strong understanding of classic mythology and a love of reading history. Quotes from Les Lusiades. This book, sometimes described as lusjades expression of the soul of Portugal, properly describes the pride of this nation.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: Yes, but then what is probable about an epic. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. Want to Read saving…. Historical events, names of countries, cities and places are so numerous, I can not recognise and remember many of them. Not to mention that De Camoes helped me keep awake in all those nights!

However, it was not an enjoyable read. Lists with This Book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

However, since they don’t see me and since my head normally spins because of lack of sleep, I have to help myself, right? Lss like wishful thinking to me. This translation would have been a more difficult read if not for my fluency in French.


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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I can understand why. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Landeg White’s translation was surprisingly readable.

On the other hand, it is really hard to be in and praise all the heroic rubbish related to Portugal’s discovery voyages and how perfect people were the “conquistadores” and “desbravadores”. In this pes I’d say that sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn’t, but I found it fairly cleverly done.

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Naast de actieve antieke goden staat het gedicht werkelijk bol van de Griekse en Latijnse verwijzingen, vooral naar Vergilius en Ovidius. Sitting at the Cafe Brasileira where Fernando Pessoa used to frequent, I was face-to-face with Luis de Camoes’s statue, wondering who he was. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Altogether, an excellent poem.

Da Gama travels around Africa encountering terrible storms and unfriendly natives along the way before reaching his goal of India. There is inevitably a great deal of bumptiousness and glorification of Portugal, as an anointed nation, which is par for the course in national epics. 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 of observation.

Verder laat ze Da Gama de toen bekende wereld zien. I also did not miss anything because I was listening to the arguments while my eyes are following the lines in this interesting epic poem. Of course again, this is the era when Christian Portugal as ridding itself of Islam, and Camoes, in addition to being a fine writer was also quite the lover got in trouble for it too and fought in wars against Islam.