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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I have tried to read this book twice, both times never making it past 30 pages or so. Questo libro mi sembra un grande atto jkse dello scrittore verso la sua terra ed il suo popolo. Easily a three star rating.

Is it a better guide? 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. Jun 21, Frank rated it it was ok Swramago Saramago is quick to point out he is not a tourist, but a traveler. Nov 11, Elizabeth rated it it was ok Shelves: Mar 19, Salvatore rated it it was ok.

porgogallo This comes as an odd review. Paperbackpages. The man himself feels like a disagreeable travel comanion.

But I’ll take anything Saramago serves. I think this book would have been better served to me after going to Portugal. Das Cladas da Rainha a Obidos chega-se num suspiro.

Years later his Foundation would be located in this house, and having visited it, I heartily agree with him.

But his fascination for his country shows. Want to Read saving…. I’m bored out of my mind. 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, its history, or its culture. View all 7 comments. Roba che ti ricorda la dodicesima minestra di capellini dell’indimenticabile Gian Burrasca. Saramego references events, writers, and historical by name and with little context for the uninformed.


Castelo Pena, Sintra, p.

I love Portugal and the Portuguese, and was excited to read this book both times I tried. Solo i portogalli finiscono 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. Return to Book Page. Well for one, and having been to Portugal, there are a lot of churches, castles and places to stop for lunch. In this state of mind it’s possible to comprehend why the traveller prefers to seek out small and quiet places where he can listen to the sound of his own questions, even though he may get no answer.

Very similar to Julian Barnes too. Altri purtroppo sembrano solo portotallo interminabili descrizioni che perdono un po’ significato lasciate sospese sulla carta.

E’ la sfida a partire per un viaggo che porti ciascuno di noi alla conoscenza della propria terra: Quotes from Journey to Sadamago Sep 09, Victoria rated it it portogaloo amazing.

Jul 24, Jess rated it liked it.

Il viaggio non finisce mai. You have to start the journey anew. May 24, Jolanta Da rated it really liked it Shelves: E’ il motivo principale per cui esito ad accostarmi ai fratelli Karamazov di Dostoevskij, e per cui esitavo ad accostarmi alle pagine di questo “Viaggio in Portogallo” di Saramago.


I love Saramago and I wanted to learn more about Portugal. Democracy is still young and the country is very poor. At least there were a few photos to break the tedium.

Viaggio in Portogallo

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 that would be his due. Mar 10, Jocelyn rated it it was ok Shelves: Saramago’s gift for turning anything into a story shines through in this travelogue which even manages to make Portugal seem worth a visit.

I read this for two reasons: Are the anecdotes better? Recording the events and observations of a journey across the length and breadth of the country that he loves saramaago, this travelogue brings Portugal to life as only a writer of Saramago’s brilliance can. Su gusto por los detalles de la historia del arte.

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Finalmente ce l’ho fatta! O Viajante ah escolheu o seu. Lists with This Book. A foundation with his name was established in ; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors. Saramago is a wonderful writer, and I was finally able to appreciate his observations.