What are the best literature in portuguese?

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    #1The Book of Disquiet

    The Book of Disquiet

    The Book of Disquiet is a classic Portuguese literature fiction written by Fernando Pessoa. This philosophy book is first published in 1982. 

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    Tyler Kelly
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Wiley regarded as one of the best writers of the 20th century, Fernando Pessoa's book is masterpiece in the what liturgical canon. This book tells a story in poetry, pros as well as traditional storytelling. If you are a fan of James Joyce's work then this is the book for you."
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    #2Os Maias

    Os Maias

    Os Maias is a Portuguese book written by Portuguese author Eça de Queirós. Os Maias takes place in Lisbon in the second half of the nineteenth century. Os Maias was published on April 2003 by Ulisseia.

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    Arthur Sanders
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Being Portuguese myself, I am always on the lookout for literature from my home country. One book that I really enjoy and would easily recommend is "Os Maias" by Eça de Queirós. This classic 19th century novel follows the lives of a group of upper class people of the time period. There is quite a bit of political intrigue, drama, comedy and backstabbing to go around. If you don't know Portuguese, don't worry, there is a great translation available from Margaret Jull Costa. If you're a fan of the time period or just love literature from Portugal, give this one a try."
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    #3Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas

    Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas

    Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas is a Portuguese novel written by Machado de Assis. Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas was published on January 31, 2005 by Luso-Brazilian Books.

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    Evelyn Lawson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "It was more a political story. I did not like it very much. It was also somewhat hard to understand. Thumbs down. "
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    #4The Lusíads

    The Lusíads

    The Lusíads is a Portuguese historical book written by Portuguese author Luís de Camões and translated by Landeg White. The Lusíads was published on November 14, 2002 by Oxford University Press.

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    Dennis Torres
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Lusíads was originally written in Portuguese centuries ago and is a great book to read. It's a standalone classic that still stands to this day and is quite easy to read and follow, despite its many translations throughout the years."
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    #5Baltasar and Blimunda

    Baltasar and Blimunda
    Baltasar and Blimunda is a Portuguese novel written by Portuguese author José Saramago and translated by Giovanni Pontiero. Baltasar and Blimunda was published on October 16, 1998 by Mariner Books.
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    Jerry Daniels
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This one is not a favorite of mine. The language is beyond my capabilities."
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    #6Capitães da Areia

    Capitães da Areia

    Capitães da Areia is a Portuguese book written by Jorge Armando. Capitães da Areia is divided into three parts. Capitães da Areia was published  on 1988.

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    Richard Lane
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "can not read portuguese but reviews looks good"
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    #7Mensagem - Poemas Esotéricos

    Mensagem - Poemas Esotéricos

    Mensagem - Poemas Esotéricos is a Portuguese book of poems written by Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa.  Mensagem - Poemas Esotéricos was published on May 27, 1996 by Association Archives Latin American Litterature.

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    Jeremy Wade
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I don't have much experience with Portuguese literature, to be honest. That said, this is a pretty impressive collection of poems. Note also, however, this is the Spanish edition, not the work in its original Portuguese. "
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    #8The Alchemist

    The Alchemist

    The Alchemist is an inspirational fable written by the famous Brazilian author Paolo Coelho. The book gave Coelho the Guinness World Record for the most translations of the same book in 2009. It was originally published in 1993.

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    Linda Deng
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A great book, no doubt! It is set in Brazil, but is written in English. If I'm looking for literature in Portuguese, this won't be the book for me. "
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    #9The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

    The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
    The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis is a fiction novel written by José Saramago which centers on Ricardo Reis who has returned in Lisbon after years of practicing medicine in Brazil. 
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    Ofelia Torres
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "My brother is a huge Portuguese literature reader. He wanted a new book for his birthday so a search led me to this book! I wanted to peek in it a little bit and I can say it is very well written! I love how philosophical it gets! I love how the author expresses his words. His voice is truly unique and makes me enjoy the main character and his story!"
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    #10The Crime of Father Amaro

    The Crime of Father Amaro
    The Crime of Father Amaro is a novel set in Portugal written by  Eça de Queirós and translated by Margaret Jull Costa. The Crime of Father Amaro was published by New Directions.

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    Bryan Edwards
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Full disclosure: My Portuguese is pretty crap these days. That being said, this novel is an exciting one. In fact, it feels so real that you might have even thought that it was a true story. Gripping and sometimes heartbreaking, it is definitely worth a read."
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    #11The Hour of the Star

    The Hour of the Star
    Clarice Lispector's final novel, The Hour of the New Star is a haunting story about Macabea, a person who has been intensely tried by life. The book was published on February 17th, 1992 by New Directions.

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    Raquel Contreras
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a hard read, especially having been through too many problems myself. I prefer literature that is a little lighter. However, if I had been looking for drama, this book provides a never-ending supply of trials and frustrations for the reader to delve into."
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    #12History Of The Siege Of Lisbon

    History Of The Siege Of Lisbon

    History Of The Siege Of Lisbon is a novel set in Portugal written by José Saramago and translated by Giovanni Pontiero. History Of The Siege Of Lisbon was published by Harvill Press.

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    Alan Marshall
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A storyline that I have not really considered before really was something fresh. The book itself though was not entirely interesting to me and I had a hard time following some parts of it. For people that are interested in this part of the world I'm sure they would love it, it just didn't do much for me personally."
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    #13The Lisbon Labyrinth

    The Lisbon Labyrinth

    The Lisbon Labyrinth: A Jack Telford Short Read is a book set in Portugal written by David Ebsworth. The Lisbon Labyrinth was publishd on May 1, 2017 by sBooks.

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    Johnny King
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Add: Author David Ebsworth is the pen name of writer, Dave McCall, a former negotiator for Britain's Transport & General Workers' Union. Journalist Jack Telford must hunt down a killer, solve a deadly riddle, renew his acquaintance with an old flame, and survive Portugal’s revolution in this taut thriller with a life-and-death finale, which Jack may survive, but only at great cost. "
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    #14The Devil on Her Tongue

    The Devil on Her Tongue

    The Devil on Her Tongue is a historical fiction book written by Canadian author Linda Holeman. This historical fiction was published on June 24, 2014 by Random House Canada.

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    Scott Rios
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "My first book by this author. I did not want the tale to finish. I loved the details and history, the differences, the culture and everything about this book. "
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    #15Night Train to Lisbon

    Night Train to Lisbon
    Night Train to Lisbon is a novel set in Portugal written by Pascal Mercier and translated by Barbara Harshav. Night Train to Lisbon was published on December 21, 2007 by Grove Press.
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    Debra Cruz
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "International art is very important to me since I want to explore all realms of art. This novel set in Portugal creatively explores the culture through its unique story and characters that make me want to learn more about the country and its history. "
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    #16Amor de Perdição

    Amor de Perdição

    Amor De Perdicao is a fictional romantic novel set in Portugal written by Camilo Castelo Branco. Amor De Perdicao was published on December 1, 2004 by Luso-Brazilian Books.

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    Beverly Gibson
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I am from Portuguese decent, and my mother is always looking for books in her 1st language. I bought this book for her for mothers day and heard about the book everyday while she was reading it. She loves the book and sent it to her Portuguese friends to read also!"

Summary

Best What are the best literature in portuguese
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Book of DisquietBooks 45 Paid
2Os MaiasBooks 40 Paid
3Memórias Póstumas de Brás CubasBooks 38 Paid
4The LusíadsBooks 36 Paid
5Baltasar and BlimundaBooks 31 Paid
6Capitães da AreiaBooks 29 Paid
7Mensagem - Poemas EsotéricosBooks 28 Paid
8The AlchemistBooks 26 Paid
9The Year of the Death of Ricardo ReisBooks 24 Paid
10The Crime of Father AmaroBooks 21 Paid
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