Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Camilo José Cela has long been .. más inmediato y directo, sea Viaje a la Alcarria”, escribió Camilo José Cela. Information on Journey to the Alcarria by Camilo José Cela. A famous travel book by Camilo José Cela where his offers his impressions Viaje a la Alcarria. Title: Viaje a LA Alcarria. Publisher: Espasa-Calpe SA, España. Publication Date: Binding: Rustica. Book Condition: Como Nuevo. About this title.

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Es cierto que la historia en si no existe, pero los personajes y las situaciones tienen una autenticidad impresionante.

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The author recounts a josee he made to a mainly impoverished rural area of Spain. Very quiet book of observations and descriptions during a trek through the Spanish countryside in the mids. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Journey to the Alcarria. Published January 21st by Atlantic Monthly Press first published He made a rule to stay only one night in each place, not planning his viae in advance, but deciding each day which direction to take.

But that is not where we went. Los tres son mordaces sin exhibirse, puros en el retrato naturalista y sagaz jse textura de su discurso cuando nos llevan a la tierra de nadie de la existencia. He spent around nine days visiting various small towns, sleeping in local inns and talking to those people he met during his wanderings. Pastrana owes their recovery to the writer. And while it’s told in third person, Cela states in the preface that he’s aiming for a kind of literary realism akin to ‘geography’ based precisely on his time in the Alcarria, so we’re getting a similar ontological conviction to that of Lerner’s.

His observations were like a snapshot of the time and place.


Much more than a travel guide from Cela and as ever words of wisdom ‘to push any article you’ve got to put yourself out and have a lot of patience; take a lot of trouble and put up with a lot, because otherwise you don’t get anywhere” hmmm.

Cela prefaces Journey to the Alcarria with a letter to Gregorio Maranon, to whom he dedicates the book. People were often trying to guess what he was doing there traveling salesman?

Tan solo salvo sus primeras obras de la quema. Aug 31, Asinhar rated it really liked it. In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more. An unsettled man, Alfarria covered in his well-trodden journeys much of Spain, leaving a testament to his experiences in books such as this. It is a pleasant read, but I felt it would have been better with more detailed descriptions or some photographs to bring the cami,o to life.

He noted down his observations and then produced his Viaje a la Alcarria. A fine, short travel book in which nothing much of note vjaje, recounted in a serene, perfectly crafted way.

Cela wanders from village to village through some beautiful and often desolate land. In this context, the book took on additional meaning as there were some interesting commentaries on contrast between city and country, tradition vs.

The Alcarria is a territory in New Castile, northeast of Madrid, surrounding most of the Guadalajara province. It is interesting, but knowing little of the area or really of Spain in general, I couldn’t really relate to it. View all 4 comments. Be the first to ask a question about Journey to the Alcarria. My favorite travelogue, period.

The old inn where Cela spent one night jjose now been converted into a more grand accommodation and restaurant. Then he moves on. He wrote about a walking tour he took inonly 6 years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, in an area north-east of Madrid.


Nov 27, Gohar Khokhar rated it liked it. En este peculiar libro Cela escribe como dios, parco en palabras, pero claro y directo. He includes his name, and the place where he was born, in one of the couplets, which he intersperses in his prose. Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity.

A fine, shor Cela prefaces Journey to the Alcarria with a letter to Gregorio Maranon, to whom he dedicates the book. Here he travelled the paths, villages and landscape of Alcarria in Castile-La Mancha. Para los tres, el dolor es una facultad. Styles In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.

From Pareja to Casasana there is no highway, not even a local road, and one has to climb the steep slope by a goat track which at times is almost obliterated. There were some amusing characters encountered along the way and a few moments when I laughed out loud at some of his experiences.

Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside

I downloaded this the night before setting off for a four-day trip to the province of Guadalajara. All written in a prose mixing a realist and comic tone.

Studied in Spanish for IB around Along the way he stops in some towns and thinks, as lonesome travelers are sometimes inclined, that he could live out his days there. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Overall, I enjoyed this book despite its lack csla plot or character development. Travel planner Save time and effort.

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