From the blurb;
"Antonio Ferreira`s collection of poetry, the Poemas Lusitanos, first published in 1598, is one of the monuments of Renaissance literature in Portugal, not least because every poem is in Portuguese. His passionate love of his own language brought a special distinction to everything Ferreira wrote - and he wrote a great deal, in many different poetic genres, several of which he introduced into his native culture. The Muse Reborn is concerned not with Ferreira`s well-known tragedy Castro, but with other body of verse, and is the first attempt to explore its literary and aesthetic qualities. Taking as his starting point the poet's preoccupation with imitation, which is discussed in the light of modern intertextuality, T. F. Earle systematically compares Ferreira`s work with his principal literary models, Virgil, Horace, and Petrarch. Translations are provided for the benefit of readers without Portuguese, who will find that Ferreira emerges from this new study as an original and important talent."
Excellent pages with slight edge-wear. Does include dust-jacket in good condition.