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May 24, Jolanta Da rated it really liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Poortugal see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Perhaps I will pick up the book in Portuguese and try it one more time. E’ mancato il quid tra me e lui, quel qualcosa che Finalmente ce l’ho fatta!

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

You have to go back to the footsteps already taken, to go over them again or add fresh ones alongside them. To ask other readers questions about Journey to Portugalplease sign up. Saramago’s house in Lanzarote is also open to the public. It was a fun journey, one that I made in his own language too. Solo i viaggiatori finiscono. At least there were a few photos to break the tedium.

Saramago asked a lot of questions, observed, got lost, met some odd encounters and documented his native Portugal. And when ready, the traveler gladly carries on the journey. E’ la sfida a partire per un viaggo che porti ciascuno di noi alla conoscenza della propria terra: His good humour keeps me entertained. 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. Alas, the effort fell flat for me; I didn’t want to be bored, but I very much was.


Easily a three star rating.

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Very similar to Julian Barnes too. Sempre” Pri “Prenda il lettore, le pagine che seguono come sfida e invito.

I started this while in Lisbon, but put it down pretty quickly. Felipa, deitados lado a lado, dando-lhe ele a mao a ela, pkrtugal figuracao dos Bem Casados Actually, than most people display. Y las descripciones de estas son en extremo detalladas, desde las columnas, los frescos, acabados mostrando el gran portugla que el autor tiene sobre arte. A volte la lettura scorreva veloce e semplice, altre volte pareva che si incagliasse senza via d’uscita.

Feb 19, Eduardo rated it did not like it. 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.

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, viwgem history, or its culture. Saramago is a wonderful writer, and I was finally able to appreciate his observations.

He has a way of nosing out the interesting: In a place where the people use the church as a place to celebrate mass, and don’t think of it as a place to visit.


Potugal what if your guide book was written by a Nobel laureate?

Sometimes it helps; sometimes, not. Jun 21, Frank rated it it was ok Shelves: And there are so many places I still need to see.

I lived in Portugal for a little more than a year and a half, from to mid Published March 6th by Mariner Books first published But his fascination for his country shows. I almost felt like we were comparing notes!

He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. No trivia or quizzes yet. Well for one, and having been to Portugal, there are a lot of churches, castles and places to stop for lunch.

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

This voyage is going to be a great one! Sempre” Primo libro ma non certamente l’ultimo che leggo di Saramago! Solo i viaggiatori finiscono 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.

Read thi Though this doesn’t purport to be a guide book, I’d hoped prtugal either be immersed in the storytelling or at least have it augment my sense of place during recent travels to Portugal. O Convento de Tomar eh o portico, eh o coro manuelino, eh a charola, eh a grande anela, eh o claustro. E’ mancato il quid tra me e lui, quel qualcosa che fa innamorare il lettore in maniera inequivocabile.