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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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.

Tasty or not tasty meals, an art museum, a wet road. Feb 19, Eduardo rated it did not like it. O Viajante ah escolheu o seu. De Mafra eh grande o convento.

Questo libro mi sembra un grande atto d’amore dello scrittore verso la sua terra ed il suo popolo. The sameness of every. Sorry, Saramago, but this is your first fail. Easily a three star im.

I think for many, it can be a little dated and maybe a little boring. Altri purtroppo sembrano solo delle interminabili descrizioni che perdono un po’ significato lasciate sospese sulla carta. But his fascination for his country shows. E Nossa Senhora do Enjeito Egito. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Castelo Pena, Sintra, p. He is a well-known atheist and yet he was fascinated by all those churches. 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. Das Cladas da Rainha a Obidos chega-se num suspiro.

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Culpa sua, culpa do acaso, ou irremediavel necessidade, diga-o quem souber. Maybe it is the narrative voice he uses. Saramago is a congenial travel companion, although I have to admit to less of an interest in churches than he displays. I read this for two reasons: He was also a well known communist and only once did he visit a collective in the Alentejo.

Posso dire che il libro mi sia piaciuto, ma non mi ha completamente conquistato. Refresh and try again. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Well for one, and having been to Portugal, there are a lot of churches, castles and places to stop for lunch. The voice is a delight.


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

I’m bored out of my mind. Mar 19, Salvatore rated it it was ok. Saramago’s gift for turning anything into a story shines through in this travelogue which even manages to make Portugal seem worth a visit.

The man himself porgogallo like a disagreeable travel comanion.

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

Open Preview See a Problem? Fiz um textao aqui. Jul 24, Jess rated it liked it. With how rusty my Portuguese is, I’m not optimistic of the results. He has a way of nosing out the interesting: It is a trip that I would more enjoy taking than reading about.

Sempre” Pri “Prenda il lettore, le pagine che seguono come sfida e invito. Saramago asked a lot of questions, observed, got lost, met some odd encounters and documented his native Portugal.