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Return to Book Page. 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.

Culpa sua, culpa do acaso, ou irremediavel necessidade, diga-o quem souber. Is it a better guide? Amanda Hopkinson translates contemporary literature, mainly from Latin America, and reviews for leading British newspapers.

Published March 6th by Mariner Books first published As a Saramago fan, I am too biased.

Forfeiting sources of information such as tourist guides and road maps, he scours the country with the eyes and ears of an observer fascinated by the ancient myths and history of his people. But his fascination for his country shows.

And interestingly he calls Casa do bicos in Lisboa one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. But I’ll take anything Saramago serves. Both goals were met and exceeded. 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.


A volte la lettura scorreva veloce e semplice, altre volte pareva che si incagliasse senza via d’uscita.

There’s an arch quality to the narrator’s voice that puts me off. I’m going to have to put Saramego aside for now. Das Cladas da Rainha a Obidos chega-se num suspiro.

Journey to Portugal – Wikipedia

E’ mancato il quid tra me e lui, quel qualcosa che fa innamorare il lettore in maniera inequivocabile. Saramago asked a lot of questions, observed, got lost, met some odd encounters and documented his native Portugal. You have to start the journey anew. On je u stanju da kroz stranice i stranice opisuje seoske crkve, manastire i samostane. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in You have to go back to the footsteps already taken, to go over them again or add fresh ones alongside them.

Admission was either saramabo or make a donation. 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.

I love Portugal and the Portuguese, and was excited to read this book both times I tried. E’ stato nel duemila, quando in occasione del Giubileo sono partito dall’Emilia e sono giunto a Roma a piedi traversando tutta la Toscana e l’alto Lazio per sentieri, paesini, villaggi; godendomi ogni singola edicola,ogni singolo fosso, ogni animale selvatico che mi travversava la strada per i boschi.

With how rusty my Portuguese is, I’m not optimistic of the results.

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

Su gusto por los detalles de la historia del arte. Alas I didn’t finish this; although Saramago’s affection for his country shines through, the travelogue aspect of it—going from one little town to another—was ultimately rather boring.


Roba che ti ricorda la dodicesima minestra di capellini dell’indimenticabile Gian Burrasca. Actually, than most people display. Very thorough – perhaps too much so for the casual reader about this Iberian nation.

Want to Read saving…. E Nossa Senhora do Enjeito Egito. Maybe, maybe it was my mistake to think that I could use something that wasn’t meant as a guide book porrtugal one. To ask joae readers questions about Journey to Portugalplease sign up. Jul 24, Jess rated it liked it.

Saeamago I will pick up the book in Portuguese and try it one more time. I almost felt like we we I started this book thinking it would be a great introduction to Portugal before my visit, but instead I found it exhausting to read. Sao muitas aa voltas para chegar a Fatima. Belmonte eh a terra de Pedro Alvares Cabral, aquele que em chegou ao Brasil e cujo retrato, em medalha, se diz estar no claustro dos Jeronimos.

Mar 10, Jocelyn rated it it was ok Shelves: Il viaggio non finisce mai.