Adamastor Book Series
Adamastor Book Series, named for the mythological character invented by Camões in the Renaissance epic The Lusiads, is dedicated to publishing both translations of important works from the Portuguese language and essays on Lusophone literatures and cultures.
Saint Christopher. A Novella
University of Massachusetts Press
Saint Christopher.
A Novella
José Maria de Eça de Queirós;
Gregory Rabassa, trans.;
Earl E. Fitz, trans.;
Carlos Reis, fwd.

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2015 . 168 pp. 6 x 9"
Fiction Classics / Portugal

$19.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-62-7 
$14.99 Ebook, 978-1-933227-63-4


A powerful story by Portugal’s greatest nineteenth-century writer expressing a deeply felt passion for social justice and human solidarity.

Set in the Middle Ages but written in the early twentieth century, Eça de Queirós’s novella, Saint Christopher, is a powerful indictment of those who profess the value of morality but who do not practice it. The narrative is just as relevant today—when issues of religion, hypocrisy, and social justice are more urgent than ever—as it was when it first appeared in 1912. Written as though it were the product of a dialogue between Jesus and Proudhon (whose theories animate much of the narrative), Saint Christopher challenges today’s ethically motivated reader to do what the narrative’s protagonist does, that is, take up the cause of the wretched and abused of this earth.

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