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Publisher logoTagus Press is the publishing arm of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Recognized as a leader in bringing Portuguese literature, history, and culture to an English-speaking audience, Tagus Press's groundbreaking translations and journals address both Portuguese life abroad and in the United States.



Adamastor Series

Chaos and Splendor & Other Essays

Lourenço, Eduardo and Carlos Veloso, ed.


Adamastor Series

The Correspondence of Fradique Mendes
A Novel
A bright, witty excursion through the fictional letters of a turn-of-century dandy who hilariously edifies, entertains, infuriates, and endears
Eça de Queirós, José Maria de


Adamastor Series

Exemplary Tales

A collection endowed with universal appeal, where allegorical tales about right and wrong, despair and redemption, are interlaced with troubling encounters and personal epiphanies 
Andresen, Sophia de Mello Breyner


Adamastor Series

Maiden and Modest
A Renaissance Pastoral Romance
The first Iberian pastoral romance, a feminine narrative that is a revealing meditation on love and longing
Ribeiro, Bernardim, Gregory Rabassa, trns. and Earl E. Fitz, pref.


Adamastor Series

Producing Presences
Branching out from Gumbrecht’s Work
Scholars examine Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht’s work in the context of the Portuguese-speaking world
Rocha, João Cezar de Castro,Victor K. Mendes, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht


Adamastor Series

The Relic
A Novel
A satiric masterpiece, one of the funniest novels in European literature, and a profound critique of religion, science, and history
Eça de Queirós, José Maria De


Adamastor Series

Saint Christopher
A Novella
A powerful story by Portugal’s greatest nineteenth-century writer expressing a deeply felt passion for social justice and human solidarity
Eça de Queirós, José Maria de


Adamastor Series

The Sermon of Saint Anthony to the Fish and Other Texts

The first collection of writings in English from the most important Brazilian and Portuguese writer of the Baroque period, with translation by Gregory Rabassa
Vieira, António, Gregory Rabassa, trans., Vincent Barleeta, intr., and Anna M. Klobucka, notes.


Adamastor Series

Sonnets and Other Poems

The first bilingual edition in English to offer a cross-section of lyric poetry by Portugal's Luís de Camões
de Camões, Luís, and Richard Zenith, trans.


Adamastor Series

The Traveling Eye
Retrospection, Vision, and Prophecy in the Portuguese Renaissance
A literary scholar and philosopher looks at the philosophical hypothesis concerning evidence in Portuguese Renaissance literary works
Gil, Fernando, Helder Macedo, and Luís de Sousa Rebelo


Brazilian Literature in Translation Series

Crimes of August
A Novel
A bullet that brought a nation to its knees
Fonseca, Rubem


Brazilian Literature in Translation Series

The Eternal Son

An extraordinary account of a common human drama—the birth and parenting of a disabled child—investigated profoundly by a father who is a gifted writer
Tezza, Cristovão


Brazilian Literature in Translation Series

The Only Happy Ending for a Love Story Is an Accident

J. P. Cuenca is a surprising transnational voice in Brazilian literature whose central theme of cultural otherness urges his audience to rethink globalization in more carefully defined, more humanistic terms
Cuenca, J. P.


Brazilian Literature in Translation Series

Sea of Death

Sea of Death describes the sea’s unconquerable mysteries and the robust yearnings of seafaring men—a world of storms and smugglers, of reckless passion and star-crossed love
Amado, Jorge, trans. Gregory Rabassa


Brazilian Literature in Translation Series

Winning the Game and Other Stories

With an unflinching, unsentimental eye and a soupçon of black humor, Fonseca chronicles the foibles, manias, and obsessions of the people of Brazil’s metropolises
Fonseca, Rubem, trans. Clifford E. Landers


Classic Histories from the Portuguese-Speaking World in Translation

Brazil at the Dawn of the Eighteenth Century

Antonil’s great work, recognized as fundamental for understanding the colonial Brazilian economy, now available in its first English translation
Antonil, André João


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Almost Gone

Alternately gritty, suspenseful, and illuminating, Brian Sousa’s debut collection of interlocking stories depicts the Portuguese American experience from a new perspective
Sousa, Brian


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Another City upon a Hill
A New England Memoir
A searching portrait of a city battered by the collapse of the textile industry woven into a spirited coming of age story
Conforti, Joseph A.


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Azorean Identity in Brazil and the United States
Arguments about History, Culture, and Transnational Connections
An intriguing comparison of identity formation among Portuguese immigrants from the Azores Islands and their descendants in Brazil and the U.S.
Leal, João, and Wendy Graca, trans.


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Community, Culture and The Makings of Identity
Portuguese-Americans along the Eastern Seaboard
Offers insight into the histories, cultures, and social dynamics of Portuguese and other Lusophone and Luso-African of the northeastern seaboard of the U.S.
Holton, Kimberly DaCosta and Andrea Klimt, eds.


Portuguese in the Americas Series

The Conjurer and Other Azorean Tales

Inspired by the beauty and magic of the Azorean archipelago, this collection transports readers from the natural to the supernatural
Kastin, Darrell


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Da Gama, Cary Grant, and the Election of 1934

A comedic portrait of Portuguese American life during the Great Depression
Felix, Charles Reis and George Monteiro, prf.


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Distant Music
Two Novels: The Gunnysack Castle and The Death of Mae Ramos
Silva, Julian


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Happy People in Tears
A Novel
A tale of diaspora that addresses the loss of the familiar, family separation and alienation, the anxiety of displacement, and alterity in an increasingly complex and interdependent world
Melo, João de


Portuguese in the Americas Series

The Holyoke

An elegy to a lost world one peopled with fisherman, laborers, wives and mothers, all adhering, to one degree or another, to an Old-World Catholic way of life.
Gaspar, Frank X.


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Home Is an Island
A Novel
On an island in the Azores, a young Portuguese boy comes of age, discovering love and literature before he departs for America
Lewis, Alfred, and Devin Nunes, fwd.


Portuguese in the Americas Series

In Pursuit of Their Dreams
A History of Azorean Immigration to the United States
Williams, Jerry R.


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Land of Milk and Money
A Novel
A Portuguese immigrant family falls apart when the matriarch’s death leaves their dairy-farm legacy up for grabs
Barcellos, Anthony


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Land, As Far As the Eye Can See
Portuguese in the Old West
An entertaining and innovative account of pioneering Portuguese men and women who settled the vast frontier of the American West
Warrin, Donald and Geoffrey L. Gomes


Portuguese in the Americas Series

The Marriage of the Portuguese
Expanded Edition
Offering the dilemma of the hyphenated American, these poems speak from a place of beauty between two worlds, the old and the new
Pereira, Sam, and Frank X. Gaspar, fwd.


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Move Over, Scopes
and Other Writings
Richly-textured narratives of Portuguese-American life, mixing culture politics with arch playfulness.
Silva, Julian


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Portuguese-Americans and Contemporary Civic Culture in Massachusetts

Barrow, Clyde W., ed.


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Representations of the Portuguese in American Literature

Silva, Reinaldo


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Sixty Acres and a Barn
A Novel
A western, agrarian novel that conjures the world of the small dairy farms of California and the Portuguese immigrants who worked them
Lewis, Alfred, Frank F. Sousa, ed. and Donald Warrin, preface


Portuguese in the Americas Series

So Ends This Day
The Portuguese in American Whaling, 1765–1927
Fascinating history of the American whaling industry highlighting the role of its Portuguese participants.
Warrin, Donald


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Through a Portagee Gate

An autobiography and biography that is a remarkably honest self-portrait and an endearing tribute to the author’s father, a Portuguese immigrant cobbler who came to America in 1915.
Felix, Charles Reis


Portuguese in the Americas Series

Tony
A New England Boyhood
A riveting autobiographical novel about Tony Alfama's boyhood adventures growing up in the industrial city of Gaw (New Bedford)
Felix, Charles Reis


Portuguese Language Textbook Series

Um Passo Mais no Português Moderno
Gramática Avançada, Leituras, Composição e Conversação
The most comprehensive textbook for advanced Portuguese grammar and composition in the marketplace, with 28 chapters, each divided into Readings, Grammar, and Composition
Fagundes, Francisco Cota


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

The Author as Plagiarist — The Case of Machado de Assis

An in-depth look at how Machado de Assis affirms his uniqueness through the role of a reflective reader who eventually becomes a self-reflective author, whose text is primarily the written memory of his private library
Rocha, João Cezar de Castro, ed.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Brazil 2001
A Revisionary History of Brazilian Literature and Culture
The most influential Brazilian poet of the 20th century
Rocha, João Cezar de Castro, ed.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Cape Verde
Language, Literature, and Music
A collection of scholars from Cape Verde, Brazil, Portugal, the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain writing about Cape Verde
Leite, Ana Mafalda, ed.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Economies of Relation
Money and Personalism in the Lusophone World
A collection of provocative and insightful essays on the representations of money in Brazil and the Lusophone world
Sansi-Roca, Roger


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Facts and Fictions of António Lobo Antunes

A collection of provocative and insightful essays by leading scholars on Portugal’s foremost living novelist, António Lobo Antunes
Mendes, Victor K., ed.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Fernando Pessoa as English Reader and Writer

A collection of scholarly essays dedicated to Fernando Pessoa as English reader and writer including unpublished material from the author’s archive and private library
Ferrari, Patricio, and Jerónimo Pizarro, editors


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Fronteiras / Borders

Sousa, Frank F., Victor K. Mendes, Paulo de Medeiros, and José N. Ornelas, eds.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Garrett’s Travels Revisited

An interdisciplinary collection of essays re-examining the most celebrated work of Portuguese Romanticism, Travels in My Homeland (1846), by Almeida Garrett
Mendes, Victor K., and Valéria M. Souza, eds.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Lídia Jorge in other words / por outras palavras

Essays on the work of a prominent contemporary Portuguese novelist
Alonso, Cláudia Pazos, ed.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Literary Histories in Portuguese

A collection of innovative essays providing a theoretical reflection on the problem of literary history in the Lusophone world
Castro Rocha, João Cezar de, editor


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Lusofonia and Its Futures

A collection of innovative and insightful essays providing a critical and theoretical reflection on the concept and history of Lusofonia
Castro Rocha, João Cezar de, Editor


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

On Saramago

A collection of essays on the 1998 Nobel Laureate for Literature, with contributions from Harold Bloom and Saramago himself (short story)
Klobucka, Anna M., ed.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

The Other Nineteenth Century

Behind the more “canonized” nineteenth century lies another nineteenth century, particularly the one of Portugal, that has not always been duly recognized in literary and cultural histories
Bishop-Sanchez, Kathryn, ed.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Parts of Asia

Innovative essays by contemporary scholars and writers addressing Portuguese-Asian connections in Goa, Macao, East Timor, and other “parts of Asia”
Bastos, Cristiana, ed.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Post-Imperial Camões

Scholars discuss the role of Camões’s poetry after the demise of the empire
Figueiredo, João Ricardo, ed.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Reevaluating Mozambique

A realistic look at Mozambique and the possibility of it determining its own destiny
Rothwell, Phillip, ed.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Remembering Angola

Leading scholars from around the world reflect on the role Angolan culture has played in reformulating the torn fabric of a nation historically beset by strife and oppression
Rothwell, Phillip, ed.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

A Repertoire of Contemporary Portuguese Poetry

A critical look at younger poets and a revisit of the major poets, Luís de Camóes and Fernado Pessoa, through articles and reviews
Mendes, Victor K., ed.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

The South Atlantic, Past and Present

A collection of original essays on the historical, geopolitical and cultural aspects of the South Atlantic, past and present
Alencastro, Luiz Felipe de, ed.


Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Vitorino Nemésio and the Azores

Essays on and work by Vitorino Nemésio.
Fagundes, Francisco Cota, ed.