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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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He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. Solo i viaggiatori finiscono It is a trip that I would more enjoy taking than reading about. You have to go back to the footsteps already taken, to go over them again or add fresh ones alongside them. 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

I almost felt like we were comparing notes! I read this for two reasons: Alcuni passaggi sono filosofici e vicini al cuore di chi come me ama il viaggio nel senso lato del termine. 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. Always meticulously attentive to those elements of ancient Portugal that persist today, he examines the country in its current period of rapid transition and growth.


Saramago’s house in Lanzarote is also open to the public. His good humour keeps me entertained. And there are so many places I still need to see. It was certainly my mistake to think I could read a travel poetogallo.

This voyage is going to be a great one! Bisogna ricominciare il viaggio.

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

No trivia or quizzes yet. But I’ll take anything Saramago serves. Perhaps I will pick up the book in Portuguese and try it one more time. Giving up on this one,at least for now. Saramago asked a lot of questions, observed, got lost, met some odd encounters and documented his native Portugal.

Amanda Hopkinson translates contemporary literature, mainly from Latin America, and reviews for leading British newspapers. Mar 03, David J. Saramago’s gift for turning anything into a story shines through in this travelogue which even manages to make Portugal seem worth a visit. It is also a portrait of the deep Portugal, both urban and rural. I love Saramago and I wanted to learn more about Portugal.

His work includes plays, poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and seven novels, including Baltasar and Blimunda and The History of the Seige of Lisbon. O natural serial, estando em Braganca, ver o que a cidade tem para mostrar, e depois deitar as vistas em redor, pedra aqui, paisagem cola, respeitando a hierarquia dos lugares.

Having written that, Saramago’s gift for turning anything into a viwggio shines through in this travelogue which even manages to make Portugal seem worth a visit.


Il viaggio non finisce mai. Nov 16, Frank O’connor rated it really liked it. Das Cladas da Rainha a Obidos chega-se num suspiro. He was also a well known communist and only once did he visit a collective in the Alentejo.

Whether an inaccessible medieval fortress set on a cliff, a wayside chapel thick with cobwebs, or a grand mansion in the city, the extraordinary places of this land come alive with the kings, warriors, painters, explorers, writers, saints, and sinners who have fed its rich store of myth and history.

I too visit all of the beautiful churches in Europe every time I go for the art, not the religionso I never realized how boring they are to describe. Umesto svega toga dobio sam putovanje jednog zaljubljenika u arhitekturu, vajarstvo i donekle slikarstvo.

I started this book thinking it would be a great introduction to Portugal before my visit, but instead I found it exhausting to read. 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.