Viaggio in Portogallo by Jose Saramago, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. When José Saramago decided to write a book about Portugal some twenty years Mi è parsa una lettura interminabile quella di questo viaggio in Portogallo. Buy Viaggio in Portogallo by Jose Saramago From WHSmith today! FREE delivery to store or FREE UK delivery on all orders over £

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Un libro para tener cerca siempre. Saramago asked a lot of questions, observed, got lost, met some odd encounters and documented his native Portugal. Bisogna ricominciare il viaggio. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Feb 19, Eduardo rated it did not like it. Saramago is a wonderful writer, and I was finally able porttogallo appreciate his observations. I did enjoy his company. Refresh and try again. Ci sono in questo incontro grande riflessione e grande rispetto per la devozione dei fedeli: But I think I would have to take a year out of my life to follow his journey with the kind of respect and attention that would be his due.

Tasty or not tasty meals, an art museum, a wet road. Saramago is quick to point out he is not a tourist, but a traveler. May 24, Jolanta Da rated it really liked it Shelves: Fiz um textao aqui.

Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal’s History and Culture by José Saramago

Y las descripciones de estas son en extremo detalladas, desde las columnas, los frescos, acabados mostrando el gran conocimiento que el autor tiene sobre arte. Mar 03, David J.


There’s an arch quality to the narrator’s voice that puts me off. And when ready, the traveler gladly carries on the journey.

Viaggio in Portogallo

And interestingly he calls Casa do bicos in Lisboa one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. And there are so many places I still need to see. He focuses largely on churches and castles, appears viagyio shun companionship and the new – while remaining aloof and treating his surroundings with a slight air of pomposity. Nov 16, Frank O’connor rated it really liked it. You have to start the journey anew. I’m going to have to put Saramego aside for now. I started this book thinking it would be a great introduction to Portugal before my josse, but instead I found it exhausting to read.

Questo libro mi sembra un grande atto d’amore dello scrittore verso la sua terra ed il sarmago popolo. Solo i viaggiatori finiscono. Amanda Hopkinson translates contemporary literature, mainly from Latin America, and reviews for leading British newspapers. At the end of certain pages, the reader begins to gain a complicity with the so-called “traveler”, a character who gives life to the writer himself, doing a self-evaluation.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The voice is a delight. E’ mancato il quid tra me e lui, quel qualcosa che Finalmente ce l’ho fatta! Vila Real portogalllo Mateus, p. In those old days way before smart phones and Google maps, one read a travel guide book to learn something about the place you just found along the road. On je u stanju da kroz stranice i stranice opisuje seoske crkve, manastire i samostane.


The sameness of every. Oh, and another church. I’m bored out of my mind.

Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal’s History and Culture

Mar 19, Salvatore rated it it was ok. Forfeiting sources of information such as tourist guides and road maps, he scours the country with the eyes and ears of an observer fascinated by the ancient myths and history of his people. Easily a three star rating.

To ask other readers questions about Journey to Portugalplease sign viaggii. I love Saramago and I wanted to portotallo more about Portugal. But his fascination portgoallo his country shows. Having written that, however, I turn the page and find his justification: Take the long way home Un infinito ripetersi di paesini di campagna che sembrano tutti uguali, con la stessa chiesa consacrata sempre allo stesso santo ci saranno almeno trentacinque Chiese Madri e almeno venti Nossa Senhora de Annunciacaogli stessi azulejos, le stesse statue, gli stessi chiostri.

Saramego references events, writers, and historical by name and with little context for the uninformed. E’ il motivo principale per cui esito ad accostarmi ai fratelli Karamazov di Dostoevskij, e per cui esitavo ad accostarmi alle pagine di questo “Viaggio in Portogallo” di Saramago.