February 17, 2019

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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Fiz um textao aqui. Mar 10, Jocelyn rated it it was ok Shelves: Mar 03, David J. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. E anche pkrtogallo possono prolungarsi in memoria, in ricordo, in narrazione. 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.

Altri purtroppo sembrano solo delle interminabili descrizioni che perdono un po’ significato lasciate sospese sulla carta. If you talk to him in portotallo bar or the cloister of a monastery if could change your life. The traveller sets out once more. Culpa sua, culpa do acaso, ou irremediavel necessidade, diga-o quem souber.

Viaggio in Portogallo

Quotes from Journey to Portug 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. So what if your guide book was written by a Nobel laureate?

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Il viaggio non finisce mai. He was also a well known communist and only once did he visit a collective in the Alentejo. 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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. Oh, and another church. No trivia or quizzes yet. The beauty of the writing and the pleasure of the 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.


Alas, the effort fell flat for me; I didn’t want to be bored, but I very much was. Saramago is quick to point out he is not a tourist, but a traveler. ib

There’s an arch quality to the narrator’s voice that puts me off. I started this while in Lisbon, but put it down pretty quickly.

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

Finalmente ce l’ho fatta! Giving up on this one,at least for now. E’ la sfida a partire per un viaggo che porti ciascuno di noi alla conoscenza della propria terra: Open Preview See a Problem? I love Portugal and the Portuguese, and was excited to read this book both times I tried. Das Cladas da Rainha a Obidos chega-se num suspiro. L’amore per l’opera artistica artigianale lo si ritrova ne “La caverna”, i vicoli dove ha mangiato in compagnia di amici sempre nuovi 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 in “una terra chiamata Alentejo”.


Sao muitas aa voltas para chegar a Fatima. Sometimes it helps; sometimes, not. But I’ll take anything Saramago serves. 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. Both goals were met and exceeded. 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.

Jun 21, Frank rated it it was ok Shelves: That said, I decided to pick it up again after I returned home from Portugal, and it opened my eyes to an entirely new perspective. Su gusto por los detalles de la historia del arte. Want to Read saving….

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Grande eh o Convento de Mafra. Sorry, Saramago, but this is your first fail.

Having written that, however, I turn the page and find his justification: Maybe, maybe it was my mistake to think that I could use something that wasn’t meant as a guide book as one. Very similar to Julian Barnes too.