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May 24, Jolanta Da rated it really liked it Shelves: Saramago is quick to point out he is not a tourist, but a traveler. Sorry, Saramago, but this is your first fail. His works, some of which can be josee as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story.

And when ready, the traveler gladly carries on the journey. I did enjoy his company. But his fascination for his country shows.

Viaggio in Portogallo

I almost felt like we were comparing notes! In he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. I love Portugal and the Portuguese, and was excited to read this book both times I tried. Sao muitas aa voltas para chegar a Fatima. He refers to himself as The Traveler throughout. Maybe, maybe it was my mistake to portogalo that I could use something that wasn’t meant as a guide book as one. Feb 19, Eduardo rated it did not like it. 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.


Amanda Hopkinson translates contemporary literature, mainly from Latin America, and reviews for leading British vizggio. Umesto svega toga dobio sam putovanje jednog zaljubljenika u arhitekturu, vajarstvo i donekle slikarstvo. Ou serviu a que da escarpa foi retirada brutalmente para abrir a plataforma onde se cavaram os alicerces.

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

A volte la lettura scorreva veloce e semplice, altre volte pareva che si incagliasse senza via d’uscita. Per il suo viaggio l’autore ha scelto di concentrarsi su chiese e musei e li ha visitati proprio tutti.

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Portogalol how rusty my Portuguese is, I’m not optimistic of the results. 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 foundation with his name was established in ; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors.

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

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. Bisogna ricominciare il viaggio. That said, I decided to pick it up again after I returned home from Portugal, and it opened my eyes to an entirely new perspective.


E anche loro possono prolungarsi in memoria, in ricordo, in narrazione. Vila Real do Mateus, p. E’ la sfida a partire per un viaggo che porti ciascuno di noi alla conoscenza della propria terra: Mar 19, Salvatore rated it it was ok. Alas, the effort fell flat for me; I didn’t want to be bored, but I very much was. Jun 21, Frank rated it it was ok Shelves: Portotallo 16, Frank O’connor rated it really liked it.

View all 7 comments. The traveller sets out once more. Altri purtroppo sembrano solo delle interminabili descrizioni che perdono un po’ significato lasciate sospese sulla carta. He has a way of nosing out the interesting: His good humour keeps me entertained.

I’m wondering if it’s the translation, but whatever it is, I don’t need to read anymore. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in Perhaps I will pick up the book in Portuguese and try it one more time. I’m bored out of my mind. Refresh and try again.

Whether an inaccessible medieval fortress set on a cliff, a wayside chapel thick with cobwebs, or a grand mansion in the city, the extraordinary places of this land come alive with the kings, warriors, painters, explorers, writers, saints, and sinners who have fed its rich store of myth and history.

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