Journey to Portugal
In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture
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When José Saramago decided to write a book about Portugal, his only desire was that it be unlike all other books on the subject, and in this he has certainly succeeded. Recording the events and observations of a journey across the length Continue
When José Saramago decided to write a book about Portugal, his only desire was that it be unlike all other books on the subject, and in this he has certainly succeeded. Recording the events and observations of a journey across the length and breadth of the country he loves dearly, Saramago brings Portugal to life as only a writer of his brilliance can. Forfeiting the usual sources 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. Whether it be 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.
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. Journey to Portugal is an ode to a country and its rich traditions.
- English Books
- Paperback 464 Pages
- ISBN-10: 0156007134
- ISBN-13: 9780156007139
- Publisher: Harvest Books
- Publish date: 2002-03-06
- Dimensions: 200 mm x 999 mm x 1,509 mm Just how big is that?
- Also available as: Hardcover , Library Binding , eBook
- In other languages: other languages Livres Français , Deutsche Bücher , Libros en Español , Livros em Português , Libri Italiani