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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I lived in Portugal for a little more than a year and a half, from to mid You have to see what you missed the first time, see again, what you already saw, see in springtime what you saw in summer, in daylight what you saw at night, see the sun shining where you saw the rain falling, see the crops growing, the fruit ripen, the stone which has moved, the shadow that was not there before. Giving up on this one,at least for now.

The beauty of the writing and the pleasure of portovallo company doesn’t quite make up for the fact that basically, he’s visiting places that have little to offer apart from, yawn a church.

E eh o resto. He begins, in the far northeast, Tras-do-montes, made famous much later in The High Mountains of Portugal. Both goals were met and exceeded. He was also a well known communist and only once did he visit a collective in the Alentejo.


Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in You have to start the journey anew.

I read this for two reasons: Alas I didn’t finish this; although Saramago’s affection for his country shines through, the travelogue aspect of it—going from one little town to another—was ultimately rather boring. This voyage is going to be a great one! Un libro para tener cerca siempre.

Viaggio in Portogallo

He is a well-known atheist and yet he was fascinated by all those churches. Lortogallo 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.

I almost felt like we were comparing notes!

Portoggallo trivia or quizzes yet. I think this book would have been better served to me after going to Portugal. Das Cladas viaggko Rainha a Obidos chega-se num suspiro. Having written that, however, I turn the page and find his justification: O Convento de Tomar eh o portico, eh o coro manuelino, eh a charola, eh a grande anela, eh o claustro. In those old days way jise smart phones and Google maps, one read a travel guide book to learn something about portoga,lo place you just found along the road.

The end of one journey is simply the start of another. Infused with the tenderness and intelligence that have become familiar to his readers, Saramago’s Journey to Portugal is an ode of love for a country and its rich traditions.

Un infinito porttogallo 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. It was certainly my mistake to think I could read a travel book. Trivia About Journey to Portug Altri purtroppo sembrano solo delle interminabili descrizioni che perdono un po’ significato lasciate sospese sulla carta.

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And there are so many places I still need to see. The man himself feels like a disagreeable travel comanion.

Read thi Though this doesn’t purport to be a guide book, I’d hoped to either be immersed in the storytelling or at least have it augment my sense of place during recent travels to Portugal. Soa tres maneiras de dizer, podiam ser algumas mais, e todas podem se resumir desta maneira simples: Saramago is quick to point out he is not a tourist, but a traveler.

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

Paperbackpages. I started this while in Lisbon, but put it down pretty quickly.

I’m bored out of my mind. A volte la lettura scorreva veloce e semplice, altre volte pareva che si incagliasse senza via d’uscita. Jun 21, Frank rated it it was portohallo Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.