Questions tagged [portuguese-literature]

For questions about Portuguese literature: works of literature which were originally written in the Portuguese language, whether from Portugal, Brazil, or elsewhere in the world.

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What's the significance of the "Invocation to the muses of the Tagus"?

In the fourth stanza of Book I of an English translation of Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads), the narrator speaks to the "fair nymphs of Tagus" And you, fair nymphs of Tagus, parent stream, If e’...
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Which passages in Manuel de Faria e Sousa's commentary on The Lusiads caused his temporary incarceration by the Inquisition?

The Wikipedia article about The Lusiads tells us that Manuel de Faria e Sousa wrote a commentary about the work in the 17th century. Published after Sousa's death[a], the work was originally written ...