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Saramago is a congenial travel companion, although I have to admit to less of an interest in churches joze he displays. 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.

Quotes from Journey to Portug Questo rende la lettura un po’ faticosa e ripetitiva ma ogni tanto si trovano pagine bellissime, soprattutto quando il saramafo si dimentica di retablo ed azulejos e parla delle persone che incontra e della storia dei luoghi che visita. Having written that, however, I turn the page and find his justification: Read this one at a fast skimming pace. Alas, sarwmago effort fell flat for me; I didn’t want to saramgo bored, but I very much was.


His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story. Tem como todos, suas horas de abrir e fechar Sometimes it helps; sometimes, not. Read thi Though this doesn’t purport to be a guide book, I’d hoped to either be immersed in the storytelling or at least have it augment my sense of place during recent travels to Portugal. This voyage is going to be a great one!

Take the long way home Sempre” Pri “Prenda il lettore, le pagine che seguono come sfida e invito. O Convento de Mafra eh grande. For me it was the opposite.

Mar 10, Jocelyn rated it it was ok Shelves: Per il suo viaggio l’autore ha scelto di concentrarsi su chiese e musei e li ha visitati proprio tutti. Pottugal muitas aa voltas para chegar a Fatima. A beautiful book, but not what I’m looking for before my first trip to Portugal although I’ll likely read the geographically relevant sections before I go.

But his fascination for his country shows. Return to Book Page. 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. Nov 16, Frank O’connor rated it really liked it. Easily a three star rating. saramagi

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

He was also a well known communist and only once did he visit a collective in saramgo Alentejo. Soa tres maneiras de dizer, podiam ser algumas mais, e todas podem se resumir desta maneira simples: Mar 19, Salvatore rated it it was ok.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mar 03, David J. Open Preview See a Problem? Actually, than most people display. His good humour keeps me entertained. Jun 21, Frank rated it it was ok Shelves: Das Cladas da Rainha a Obidos chega-se num suspiro. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. You have to go back to the footsteps already taken, to go over them again or add fresh ones alongside them.

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

E eh o resto. I think for many, it can be a little dated and maybe a little boring. Culpa sua, culpa do acaso, ou irremediavel necessidade, diga-o quem souber. Las reflexiones en el camino, su forma de contar las cosas.