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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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And with that I can only thank him for such a pleasurable, long way home. 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 saw at night, see the sun shining where you saw the rain falling, see the crops portogaallo, the fruit ripen, the stone which has moved, the shadow that was not there before.

Both goals were met and exceeded. The voice is a delight. With how rusty my Portuguese is, I’m not optimistic of the results.

Sempre” Primo libro ma non certamente l’ultimo che leggo di Saramago! As a Saramago fan, I am too biased.

I read this for two reasons: So what if your guide book was written by a Nobel laureate? He speaks of himself in the unfamiliar third person. To ask other readers questions about Journey to Portugalvizggio sign up.

In he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. But his fascination for his country shows. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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

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


Saramago asked a lot of questions, observed, got lost, met some odd encounters and documented his native Portugal. Mar 10, Jocelyn rated it it was ok Shelves: It is a trip that I would more enjoy taking than reading about.

Mar 19, Salvatore rated it it was ok.

Viaggio in Portogallo : Jose Saramago :

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

Jun 21, Frank rated it it was ok Shelves: The end of one journey is simply the start of another. L’amore per l’opera artistica artigianale lo si ritrova ne “La caverna”, i on dove ha mangiato in compagnia di amici sempre nuovi li si incontra 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”.

Is it a better guide? 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.

This voyage is saeamago to be a great one! De Mafra eh grande o convento. The sameness of every. At the end of certain pages, the reader begins to saramgao a complicity with the so-called “traveler”, a character who gives life to the writer himself, doing a self-evaluation.

View all 7 comments. E’ mancato il quid tra me e lui, quel qualcosa che fa innamorare il lettore in maniera inequivocabile. Saramago is a wonderful writer, and I was finally able to appreciate his observations. Actually, than most people display. Very similar to Julian Barnes too. Saramago’s house in Lanzarote is also open pogtogallo the public. May 24, Jolanta Da rated it really liked it Portogsllo Solo i viaggiatori finiscono. Nov 16, Frank O’connor rated it really liked it.


Alas, the effort fell flat for me; I didn’t want to be bored, but I very much was. It is also a portrait of the deep Portugal, both urban and rural.

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

For me it was the opposite. Oh, and another church. This comes as an odd review.

Il viaggio non finisce mai. Castelo Pena, Sintra, p.

Saramego references events, writers, and historical by name and with little context for the uninformed. 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. And there are so many places I still need to see. Tem como todos, suas horas de abrir e fechar I did enjoy his company.

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. Vila Real do Mateus, p. In this state of mind it’s possible to comprehend why the traveller portogallp to seek out small and quiet places where he can listen to the sound of his own questions, even though he viabgio get no answer.