Edited by Gianni Guadalupi. Texts by Hans Staden
1994 / 224 PAGES.
The misfortunes of Hans Staden, a German gunner in the employment of the Portuguese who was captured by a cannibal tribe in the recently discovered Brazil.
One of the greatest cannibalism stories ever told: the adventures of Hans Staden, the German gunner who, journeying to the recently discovered Brazil to seek his fortune, was captured by the fierce Tupi tribe and spent long months waiting for a feast during which he was meant to be the main course. But he escaped to tell the tale and his book (published in 1557) overturned – once and for all – the Eden-like vision of Brazil spread by earlier explorers, and fascinated Thomas More, Rabelais, Ronsard and Montaigne.