La tematica del naufragio in Luís Vaz De Camões
di Matteo Barbieri
This article investigates the shipwreck theme in relation to Portugal’s greatest epic poet, Luís Vaz de Camões. In particular, the contribution aims at analyzing how, on the one hand, the theme is linked to the biography of the author of The Lusíadas, and how, on the other hand, the subject is connected to a specific genre that was popular in Portuguese literature at his time: the so-called relatos de naufragios, which was a heavily codified genre narrating shipwrecks and maritime disasters. The article examines how such a correlation works.