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There’s an arch quality to the narrator’s voice that puts me off. Castelo Pena, Sintra, p. Sep 09, Victoria rated it it was amazing. Having written that, however, I turn the page and find his justification: I lived in Portugal for a little more than a year and a half, from to mid Tem como todos, suas horas de abrir e fechar But they are so good there.
Roba che ti ricorda la dodicesima minestra di capellini dell’indimenticabile Gian Burrasca.
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. 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. You have to start the journey anew. Amanda Hopkinson translates contemporary literature, mainly portuga Latin America, and reviews for leading British newspapers.
Refresh and sarajago again.
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 persone che incontra e della storia dei luoghi che visita. Very similar to Julian Barnes too. At least there were a few photos to break the tedium. I started this book thinking it would be a great introduction to Portugal before my visit, but instead I found it exhausting to read.
Un libro para tener cerca siempre. Tasty or not tasty meals, an art museum, a wet road.
Easily a three star rating. Return to Book Page. The end of one journey is simply the start of another. Always meticulously attentive to those elements of ancient Portugal that persist today, he examines the country in its current period of rapid transition and growth. 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.
Saramago’s house in Lanzarote is also open to the public. Vila Real do Mateus, p. Un infinito ripetersi di paesini di campagna che sembrano tutti uguali, con la stessa chiesa consacrata sempre allo stesso santo ci saranno almeno trentacinque Chiese Madri e almeno venti Nossa Senhora de Annunciacaogli stessi azulejos, le stesse statue, gli stessi chiostri.
Are the anecdotes better? Is it a better guide?
Ci sono in questo incontro grande riflessione e grande rispetto per la devozione dei fedeli: Democracy is still young and the country is very poor. Soa tres maneiras de dizer, podiam ser algumas mais, e todas podem se resumir desta maneira simples: For me it portigal the opposite. Finalmente ce l’ho fatta! Saramago is kose congenial travel companion, although I have to admit to less of an interest in churches than he displays.
He refers to himself as The Traveler throughout. Mar 19, Salvatore rated it it was ok. Sempre” Primo libro ma non certamente l’ultimo che leggo di Saramago! O Convento de Mafra eh grande.
And interestingly he calls Casa do bicos in Lisboa one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. You have to see what you missed the first time, see again, what you already saw, see in springtime what you saw in summer, in daylight what you sarramago at night, see the sun shining where you saw the rain falling, see the crops growing, the fruit ripen, the stone which has moved, the shadow that was not there before.
Oh, and another church. 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.
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. As a Saramago fan, I am too biased. With how rusty my Portuguese is, I’m not optimistic of the results. If you talk to him in a bar or the cloister of portugwl monastery if could change your life.
Questo libro mi sembra un grande atto d’amore dello scrittore verso la sua terra ed il suo popolo.
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 asramago 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”. E’ mancato il quid tra me e lui, quel qualcosa che fa innamorare il lettore in maniera inequivocabile.
Years later his Foundation would be located in this house, and having visited it, I heartily agree with him.
Read this one at a fast skimming pace. Lists with This Book. Il viaggio non finisce mai. I’m going to have to put Saramego aside for now. So what if your guide book was written by a Nobel laureate? But I think I would have to take a year out of my life to follow his journey with the kind of respect and attention plrtugal would be his due.