Tagus Press

Tagus 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.

As of July 1, 2018, all Tagus Press titles will be available for purchase through UMass Press. Order direct from our website or through our distributor, Hopkins Fulfillment Service at 1-800-537-5487.

Tagus focuses on several major areas and series, including:

Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies

Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes original research related to the literatures and cultures of the diverse communities of the Portuguese-speaking world from a broad range of academic, critical and theoretical approaches.

Adamastor 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.

Series Editor: Anna M. Klobucka

Portuguese in the Americas Series

The Portuguese in the Americas Series aims to contribute to the growing field of Portuguese-American Studies. The Series documents the variety and complexity of the Portuguese-American experience by publishing works in the social sciences, history and literature.

Series Editors: Christopher Larkosh & Maria da Glória de Sá

Brazilian Literature in Translation Series

The series publishes translations of classic and contemporary works of Brazilian literature with an emphasis on contemporary authors.

Series Editors: Dário Borim & Cristina Mehrtens\

Classic Histories from the Portuguese-Speaking World in Translation

Series Editors: Timothy J. Coates & Timothy D. Walker

Bellis Azorica Book Series

The Bellis Azorica Book Series is dedicated to the literature, culture and history of the Azores. The series focuses on publishing new translations and reissuing out of print translations of classic works of literature, poetry, and essay. The series likewise commissions original works of scholarship and advances research in a number of fields.

Series Editors: Mario Pereira & Onésimo Almeida

Portuguese Language Textbook Series

Portuguese Language Textbook Series publishes textbooks for university-level language courses.

Series Editor: Victor K. Mendes

Non-Series Titles from Tagus Press


Books in the Series (arranged by year of publication)

A Biography
The Art of Being a Tiger
Selected Poems
Elephants Never Forget 2017
Fragments from the End of Empire
A Children's History of Portugal 2017
Dialog of a Veteran Soldier 2016
Essays on Some Maladies of Angola (1799) 2016
Return Flights 2016
Exemplary Tales 2015
Fernando Pessoa as English Reader and Writer 2015
Happy People in Tears
A Novel
Saint Christopher
A Novella
The South Atlantic, Past and Present 2014
Crimes of August
A Novel
Literary Histories in Portuguese 2014
The Only Happy Ending for a Love Story Is an Accident 2013
Another City upon a Hill
A New England Memoir
The Eternal Son 2013
Lusofonia and Its Futures 2013
Sea of Death 2013
Economies of Relation
Money and Personalism in the Lusophone World
Land, As Far As the Eye Can See
Portuguese in the Old West
Winning the Game and Other Stories 2013
Almost Gone 2013
Brazil at the Dawn of the Eighteenth Century 2012
The Conjurer and Other Azorean Tales 2012
Land of Milk and Money
A Novel
Garrett’s Travels Revisited 2012
Maiden and Modest
A Renaissance Pastoral Romance
Home Is an Island
A Novel
The Marriage of the Portuguese
Expanded Edition
The Relic
A Novel
Sixty Acres and a Barn
A Novel
The Correspondence of Fradique Mendes
A Novel
Facts and Fictions of António Lobo Antunes 2011
Move Over, Scopes
and Other Writings
Azorean Identity in Brazil and the United States
Arguments about History, Culture, and Transnational Connections
Parts of Asia 2010
So Ends This Day
The Portuguese in American Whaling, 1765–1927
Um Passo Mais no Português Moderno
Gramática Avançada, Leituras, Composição e Conversação
Remembering Angola 2010
The Traveling Eye
Retrospection, Vision, and Prophecy in the Portuguese Renaissance
The Sermon of Saint Anthony to the Fish and Other Texts 2009
The Undiscovered Island 2009
Community, Culture and The Makings of Identity
Portuguese-Americans along the Eastern Seaboard
Sonnets and Other Poems 2009
A New England Boyhood
A Repertoire of Contemporary Portuguese Poetry 2008
Representations of the Portuguese in American Literature 2008
The Other Nineteenth Century 2007
Two Portuguese-American Plays
Amarelo & Through a Portagee Gate
In Pursuit of Their Dreams
A History of Azorean Immigration to the United States
Vitorino Nemésio and the Azores 2007
Distant Music
Two Novels: The Gunnysack Castle and The Death of Mae Ramos
Producing Presences
Branching out from Gumbrecht’s Work
Da Gama, Cary Grant, and the Election of 1934 2005
The Author as Plagiarist -- The Case of Machado de Assis 2005
Reevaluating Mozambique 2003
Portuguese-Americans and Contemporary Civic Culture in Massachusetts 2002
Post-Imperial Camões 2002
Cape Verde
Language, Literature, and Music
Chaos and Splendor & Other Essays 2002
On Saramago 2001
Brazil 2001
A Revisionary History of Brazilian Literature and Culture
Lídia Jorge in other words / por outras palavras 1999
Fronteiras / Borders 1998