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A Fome de Camões   By: (1848-1921)

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A Fome de Camões is a compelling historical novel that delves into the life of the famous Portuguese poet, Luís de Camões, during a time of great turmoil in his country. The author, António Duarte Gomes Leal, skillfully weaves together fact and fiction to create a vivid portrait of Camões as he struggles with poverty, love, and political upheaval.

Leal's writing is rich and detailed, transporting the reader back to 16th century Portugal with its vivid descriptions of the landscape, the people, and the events that shaped Camões' life. The novel is a fascinating exploration of how art and politics intersect, and how one man's poetry can have a lasting impact on his country and its people.

The characters in the novel are complex and well-developed, from Camões himself to the various historical figures he interacts with, such as King Sebastian and Queen Catherine. The relationships between the characters are nuanced and believable, adding depth to the story and drawing the reader in.

Overall, A Fome de Camões is a beautifully written and engaging novel that will appeal to anyone interested in Portuguese history, literature, or the life of Luís de Camões. António Duarte Gomes Leal has crafted a masterpiece that brings the past to life and leaves a lasting impression on the reader.

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A FOME DE CAMÕES

Gomes Leal

A FOME DE CAMÕES

(POEMA EM 4 CANTOS)

LISBOA

EDITORES

Empreza Litteraria Luso Brazileira de A. Souza Pinto e Livraria Industrial de Lisboa & C.ª

MDCCCLXXX

1880 Typ. Occidental, rua da Fabrica 66 Porto

CANTO PRIMEIRO

TRAGEDIA DA RUA

Quando no mundo o Genio abandonado expira á fome e ao frio, indignamente, um livido remorso ensanguentado sacode o mundo tenebrosamente. Como o arrepio d'um terror sagrado, alguma cousa grita intimamente: como uma voz terrivel que suspira nas cordas vingativas d'uma Lyra.

E essa Lyra é só feita d'ameaças. Essa Lyra é só feita de vinganças. Essa Lyra só falla de desgraças, d'antigos crimes, de crueis lembranças. Essa Lyra espedaça e quebra as taças, calla os festins, e faz parar as danças, e essa Lyra ai! da tragica innocencia é a Lyra terrivel da Consciencia.

E a Lyra diz: O que fizeste, ó mundo! das grandes almas unicas, sagradas, das grandes frontes d'um sonhar profundo que eram as frontes as mais bem amadas? O que fizeste d'esse abysmo fundo de vontades mais rijas do que espadas, d'esses simples e santos corações ... Continue reading book >>




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