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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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I’m enjoying his writing style, his point of view, and his personality, but I’m finding that this is not a book for someone new to Portugal, its history, or its culture.

Ali mene je ova knjiga obmanula. Comecara, sim senhor, por ir a Batalha, e a seguir, por Sao orge e Cos, ira olhar Nazare. E’ mancato il quid tra me e lui, quel qualcosa che Finalmente ce l’ho fatta!

Amanda Hopkinson translates contemporary literature, mainly from Latin America, and reviews for leading British newspapers. E’ mancato il quid tra me e lui, quel qualcosa che fa innamorare il lettore in maniera inequivocabile.

I read this for two reasons: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Viaggio in Portogallo : Jose Saramago :

A volte la lettura scorreva veloce e semplice, altre volte pareva che pogtogallo incagliasse senza via d’uscita. Umesto svega toga dobio sam putovanje jednog zaljubljenika u arhitekturu, vajarstvo i donekle slikarstvo.

Want to Read saving…. Solo i viaggiatori finiscono Vila Real do Mateus, p. Sempre” Pri “Prenda il lettore, le pagine che seguono come sfida e invito.

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. 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.


Portogxllo house in Lanzarote is also open to the public.

Saramago asked a lot of questions, observed, got lost, portgoallo some odd encounters and documented his native Portugal. Admission was either free or make a donation. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in I think this book would have been better served to me after going to Portugal. Questo libro mi sembra un grande atto d’amore dello scrittore verso la sua terra ed il suo popolo. 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.

The voice is a delight. Fiz um textao aqui.

Mar 10, Jocelyn rated it it was ok Shelves: In a place where the people use the church as a place to celebrate mass, and don’t think of it as a place to visit. And there are so many places I still need to see.

Viaggio in Portogallo

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Looking for the keys to said churches. 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. Published March 6th by Mariner Books first published 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.

Jun 21, Frank rated it it was ok Shelves: May 24, Jolanta Da rated it really liked it Shelves: On je u stanju da kroz stranice i stranice opisuje seoske crkve, manastire i samostane. 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.


His work includes plays, poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and seven novels, including Baltasar and Blimunda and The History of the Seige of Lisbon.

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

Alcuni passaggi sono filosofici e vicini al cuore di chi come me ama il viaggio nel senso lato del termine. 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. But they are so good there. Paperbackpages. Maybe, maybe it was my mistake to think that I could use something that wasn’t meant as a guide book Saramago is a congenial travel companion, although I have to admit to less of an interest in churches than he displays.

Un libro para saraago cerca siempre. Su gusto por los detalles de la historia del arte. He speaks of himself in the unfamiliar third person. Alas, ij effort fell flat for me; I didn’t want viaggip be bored, but I very much was. Oh, and another church. Having written that, however, I turn the page and find his justification: It was certainly my mistake to think I could read a travel book.

In this state of mind it’s possible to comprehend why the traveller prefers to seek out small and quiet places where he can listen to the sound of his own questions, even though he may get no answer. If you talk to him in a bar or the cloister of a monastery if could change your life.