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Soa tres saramsgo de dizer, podiam ser algumas mais, e todas podem se resumir desta maneira simples: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Looking for the keys to said churches. It is also a portrait of the deep Portugal, both urban and rural.

Well for one, and having been to Portugal, there are a lot of churches, castles and places to stop for lunch. E’ la sfida a partire per un viaggo che porti ciascuno di noi alla conoscenza della propria terra: Take the long way home You have to go back to the footsteps already taken, to go over them again or add fresh ones alongside them.

Are the anecdotes better? Published March 6th by Mariner Books first published Mar 10, Jocelyn rated it it was ok Shelves: Fiz um textao aqui.

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

Altri purtroppo sembrano solo delle interminabili descrizioni che perdono un po’ significato lasciate sospese sulla carta. I think this book would have been better served to me after going to Portugal.


Questo rende la lettura un po’ faticosa e ripetitiva ma ogni tanto si trovano pagine bellissime, soprattutto quando il viaggiatore si dimentica di retablo ed azulejos e parla delle portugl che incontra e della storia dei luoghi che visita.

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. With how rusty my Portuguese is, I’m not optimistic of the results. Roba che ti ricorda la dodicesima minestra di capellini dell’indimenticabile Gian Burrasca.

Oh, and another church.

O Convento de Mafra eh grande. Nov 16, Frank O’connor rated it really liked it. Having written that, Saramago’s gift for turning anything into a story shines through in this travelogue which even manages to make Sarmago seem worth a visit. 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.

Comecara, sim senhor, por ir a Batalha, e a seguir, por Sao orge e Cos, ira olhar Nazare.

José Saramago. Viagem pelo Portugal () | the senses of portugal

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. He focuses largely on churches and castles, appears to shun companionship and the new – while remaining aloof and treating his surroundings with a slight air of pomposity.

Oct 20, Cheryl Zaleski rated it it was ok. You want some historical facts, maybe a funny anecdote and a little relevance as to why this place is in the guide book in the first place. It was a fun journey, one that I made in his own language too. He refers to himself as The Traveler throughout. Ci sono in questo incontro grande riflessione e grande rispetto per la devozione dei fedeli: Saramego references events, podtugal, and historical by name and with little context for the uninformed.


He was also a well known communist and only once did he visit a collective in the Alentejo. E Nossa Senhora do Enjeito Egito.

Journey to Portugal – Wikipedia

Perhaps I will pick up the book in Portuguese and try it one more time. Amanda Hopkinson translates contemporary literature, mainly from Latin America, and reviews for leading British newspapers. The man himself feels like a disagreeable travel comanion. Quotes from Journey to Portug Admission was either free or make a donation.

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. E anche loro possono prolungarsi in memoria, in ricordo, in narrazione.

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