Luís Vaz de Camões Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Poetry Criticism)


Hart, Henry H. Luis de Camoëns and the Epic of the Lusiads. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962, 335 pp.

Biography that endeavors to eliminate the more dubious episodes from Camões's life story. An epilogue reprints Camões's lyric poetry in English translation.


Andrews, Norwood H., Jr. “An Essay on Camões' Concept of the Epic.” Revista de Letras 3 (1962): 61-93.

Places Camões epic poem The Lusiads solidly in the nationalistic and classical tradition of Homer and Virgil.

———. “Camões Among American Authors: Isaac Goldberg in Retrospect, On His Own and As a Guide to the Ideologues.” The European Studies Journal 2, No. 1 (1985): 17-26.

Surveys Goldberg's influential criticism of Camões in the early twentieth century.

Bacon, Leonard. “Introduction.” In The Lusiads of Luiz de Camões,” pp. xi-xxx. New York: The Hispanic Society of America, 1950.

Recounts what is known of Camões life and mentions the structure and style of The Lusiads.

Krueger, Robert. “Camões in Marx and Engels.” The European Studies Journal 5, No. 2 (1988): 39-58.

Comments on references to Camões and Portugal in the writings of Marx and Engels, and their use of The Lusiadsin critiquing the work of Max Stirner.

Monteiro, George. “The Presence of Camões in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese.” Browning Society Notes 12, Nos. 2-3 (August 1982): 19-21.

Views Camões poetry in English translation as an inspiration for Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

———. “Melville and the Question of Camões.” The University of Mississippi Studies in English 8 (1990): 1-21.

Discusses some of the numerous reference to Camões and The Lusiads in Herman Melville's writing.

Montello, Josue de Souza. “Camões and Brazil.” UNESCO Courier, No. 4 (April 1989): 28-29.

Briefly summarizes Camões's impact on the literature of Brazil.

Additional coverage of Camões' life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Hispanic Literature Criticism Supplement, Vol. 1.