Vasco Mousinho de Quevedo Castelo Branco: emblems in Portuguese

Gomes, L. (2008) Vasco Mousinho de Quevedo Castelo Branco: emblems in Portuguese. In: Gomes, L. (ed.) Mosaics of Meaning: Studies in Portuguese Emblematics. Series: Glasgow emblem studies (13). Glasgow Emblem Studies: Glasgow, UK, pp. 41-64. ISBN 9780852618424

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In 1596, Vasco Mousinho de Quevedo Castelo Branco publishes his first book of poetry, in Lisbon, in the printing house of Manuel de Lira. The book contains various Italianate and indigenous verse forms, but it also contains a printed novelty - emblems in Portuguese language. Quevedo claims these not as translations, but as creations inspired by his readership of emblem literature. As it happens, the book is fraught with controversy - from the choice of publisher, to the choice of emblem material and use of an emblem readability of his poetry. Ultimately, one finds in Quevedo's poetry an interesting and sui generis indication of emblem readership in Portuguese literature of the time, a subject much neglected in Portuguese literary studies.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Emblem, literature, Portuguese emblem, device, azulejo, tiles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gomes, Dr Luis
Authors: Gomes, L.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Research Group:Centre for Emblem Studies
Publisher:Glasgow Emblem Studies

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