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In this state of portugak 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. Sorry, Saramago, but this is your first fail. Very thorough – perhaps too much so for the casual portygal about this Iberian nation. The man himself feels like a disagreeable travel comanion. O Viajante ah escolheu o seu.
I love Portugal and the Portuguese, and was excited to read this book both times I tried. I started this book thinking it would be a great introduction to Portugal before my visit, but instead I found it exhausting to read.
Maybe it is the narrative voice he uses.
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O Convento de Mafra eh grande. 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.
Feb 19, Eduardo rated it did not like it. There’s an arch saraamgo to the narrator’s voice that puts me off.
Very similar to Julian Barnes too. Mar 03, David J. E’ stato nel duemila, quando in occasione del Giubileo sono partito dall’Emilia e sono giunto a Roma a piedi traversando tutta la Toscana e l’alto Lazio per sentieri, paesini, villaggi; godendomi ogni singola edicola,ogni singolo fosso, ogni animale selvatico che mi travversava la strada per i boschi.
Un libro para tener cerca siempre. You have to go back to the footsteps already taken, to go over them again or add fresh ones alongside them. Perhaps I will pick up the book in Portuguese and try it one more time.
José Saramago. Viagem pelo Portugal () | the senses of portugal
You have to start the journey anew. Per il suo viaggio l’autore ha scelto di concentrarsi su chiese e musei e li ha visitati proprio tutti. Jun 21, Frank rated it it was ok Shelves: E Nossa Senhora do Enjeito Egito. At least there were visgem few photos to break the tedium. Looking for the keys to said churches. Saramego references events, writers, and historical by name and with little context for the uninformed.
It was a fun journey, one that I made in his own language too. Ali mene je ova knjiga obmanula. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Are the anecdotes better? He speaks of himself in the unfamiliar third person. Saramago asked a lot of questions, observed, got lost, met some odd encounters and documented his native Portugal.
Saramago is quick to point out he is not a tourist, but a traveler. The end of one journey is simply the start of another.
Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. De Mafra eh grande o convento. L’amore per l’opera artistica artigianale lo si ritrova ne “La caverna”, i vicoli dove ha mangiato in compagnia di amici sempre josd li si incontra in “Storia dell’Assedio di Lisbona” ed in “La zattera di pietra”, la maledizione terribile del Latifondo che inaridisce sotto il sole ardente la terra insieme con le schiene dei contadini curvi porrugal “una terra chiamata Alentejo”.
And interestingly he calls Casa do bicos in Lisboa one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Published March 6th by Mariner Books first published It is a trip that I would more enjoy taking than reading about. Both goals were met and exceeded. So what if your guide book was written by a Nobel laureate? O Convento de Tomar eh o portico, eh o coro manuelino, eh a charola, eh a grande anela, eh o claustro.