Luís Vaz de Camões, (1524 - 1580) His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and Dante. He wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama but is best remembered for his epic work Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads). His recollection of poetry The Parnasum of Luís de Camões was lost in his lifetime. The influence of his masterpiece "Os Lusíadas" in Portuguese is so profound that it is called the "language of Camões".

His mastery of of verse has been compared to Shakespeare. The influence of is masterpiece "Os Lusiadas" is so profund that Portuguese is called the "language of Camões"

Jose SARAMAGO

José Saramago (Writer, just plain awesome, wonderful novels)

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (1919 - 2004) foi uma das mais importantes poetisas portuguesas do século XX. Foi a primeira mulher portuguesa a receber o mais importante galardão literário da língua portuguesa, o Prémio Camões, em 1999.

Poet Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (Portugal), featured on PI in July

Rosa Lobato de Faria, poetisa, romancista

Rosa Lobato de Faria - Portuguese actress and writer whose career encompassed a variety of media including acting, scriptwriting, literature and songwriting.

José Maria de Eça de Queiroz or Eça de Queirós  (November 25, 1845 – August 16, 1900) is generally considered to be the greatest Portuguese writer in the realist style. Zola considered him to be far greater than Flaubert. The London Observer critics rank him with Dickens, Balzac and Tolstoy.(wiki)

Contos de Eça de Queirós

The portuguese writer, Eça de Queiroz lived in Newcastle

Mia Couto, Mozambique writer. Author of Venenos de Deus, Remédios do Diabo

Mia Couto - Mozambican writer and the winner of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

E é sempre melhor o impreciso que embala do que o certo que basta,   porque o que basta acaba onde basta, e onde acaba não basta. E nada que se pareça com isto devia ser o sentido da vida...

Fernando Pessoa - Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher.


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