The Unknown Islands

The Unknown Islands

Bellis Azorica

by Raul Brandão

Translated by David Brookshaw

Published by: Tagus Press

236 Pages, 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.70 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781951470005
  • Published: May 2020



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The Unknown Islands is considered one of the most beautiful works of travel literature in Portuguese and one of the most important homages to the Azorean archipelago. In the summer of 1924, Raul Brandão undertook a trip with other intellectuals through the Azores and Madeira. Fascinated with the landscapes of the islands and seduced by the people, he went on to pen this foundational text of Azorean literature—elegantly capturing the history, memory, and imaginary of this storied place.