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Patrick O’Brian

10 May 1990
The Travels of Mendes Pinto 
by Fernao Mendes Pinto, translated by Rebecca Catz.
Chicago, 663 pp., £39.95, October 1989, 0 226 66951 3
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The Grand Peregrination 
by Maurice Collis.
Carcanet, 313 pp., £12.95, February 1990, 0 85635 850 9
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... to the Japan of the Daimyos and St Francis Xavier? Some say that he was a prodigy, as well as one of the great Portuguese classics, the prose equivalent of Camoens; others say that he was a liar. RebeccaCatz says that he was a satirist, that his whole immense book is a subtle, disguised indictment of the state of affairs in 16th-century Portugal and its possessions, a subversive, anti-imperialist ...

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