Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Camilo José Cela has long El Viaje a la Alcarria or Journey to the Alcarria is one of the best books I ever read. Information on Journey to the Alcarria by Camilo José Cela. A famous travel book by Camilo José Cela where his offers his impressions Viaje a la Alcarria. Title: Viaje a LA Alcarria. Publisher: Espasa-Calpe SA, España. Publication Date: Binding: Rustica. Book Condition: Como Nuevo. About this title.

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He met all kinds of people along the way and shared his food, drink and tobacco with fellow travellers, tramps and beggars. Much more than a travel guide from Cela and as ever words of wisdom ‘to push any article you’ve got to put yourself out and have a lot of patience; take a lot of trouble and put up with a lot, because otherwise you don’t get anywhere” hmmm.

All written in a prose mixing a realist and comic tone. The old man sits down in the ditch and the traveler lies on his back and looks up at some little clouds, graceful as doves, which are floating in the sky. Original title Viaje a la Alcarria.

Feb 29, tJacksonrichards rated it really liked it. En Cela, no faltan, sin embargo, la ternura, la luz y el abejorro que provoca la sonrisa del hambriento.

Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside

Interesting to read along with Laurie Lee’s Spanish walk between the wars; this is a people closed in and reserved but not unkind. Goodreads helps you keep track of w you want to read. IN he as awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Overall, I enjoyed this book despite its lack of plot or character development.

Here he travelled the paths, villages and landscape of Alcarria in Castile-La Mancha. Cela wanders from village to village through some beautiful and often desolate land.


Calendar Plan your trip Favourites. His observations were like a snapshot of the time camjlo place. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. An adolescent goatherd and a member of his flock are sinning one of the oldest of sins in the shade of a hawthorn tree blooming with tiny sweet-smelling flowers, white as orange blossoms.

There they keep the original manuscripts written cailo notebooks not too different from those I have used in school in my very early age. I would love to retrace his steps and see how different it is now. Traveling by foot and by vuaje through this little-known region of Spain in the summer ofthe author provides a wealth of incident and detail.

But that is not where we went.

He made This travelogue really appealed to me. It is a pleasant read, but I felt it would have been better with apcarria detailed descriptions or some photographs to bring the places to life. This is a great book giaje read when feeling absolutely drained. Es cierto que la historia en si no existe, pero los personajes y las situaciones tienen una autenticidad impresionante. Nov 27, Gohar Khokhar rated it liked it. Journey to the Alcarria: Para los tres, el dolor es una facultad.

I downloaded this the night before setting off for a four-day trip to the province of Guadalajara. After I finished the book, I found out that he had written this book shortly after the second World War and Spanish civil war in an attempt to capture a part of Hose that was starting to disappear.

I would absolutley love to read something like this from there. I felt that Cela really captured the beauty and atmosphere of the countryside. This series of sketches never wears out his welcome, rambling on leisurely and concluding almost indifferently. Return to Book Page. Journey to the Alcarria 3 10 Sep 15, Journey to the Alcarria. En aquel vergel rural saqueado por la voracidad de las guerras, el antagonista se viste de miseria, fealdad y sufrimiento. En este peculiar libro Cela escribe como dios, parco en palabras, pero claro y directo.


He made a rule to stay only one night in each place, not planning his itinerary in advance, but deciding each day which direction to take. Maybe it’s because, even though they don’t realize it very clearly, a third-class passenger would always be glad to change places with another, even if the other were third-class too. Found a copy online HERE! Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity.

Cela had the ability to capture the misery and sordidness of the difficult years in Spain in the prolonged postwar post civil war and post WW2 period.

Journey to the Alcarria. Literature, Camilo José Cela at Spain is culture.

Uno de los mejores libros del siglo XXal decir de Saramago. Paperbackpages. The traveler wanders the Spanish territory of Alcarria. Si viajar es salir de uno mismo y dejar la querencia para llenarse de lo desconocido, en la mochila el viajero lleva mucho espacio libre.

When the belly is empty and the mind filled with golden memories, the golden memories continually retreat and at last, though no one goes so far as to admit it, there is even doubt whether they ever existed and there is nothing left of them but a benevolent and useless cultural residue. Portal for the promotion of Spanish culture. Autonomous Regions This section provides camiol to the contents in each autonomous region by browsing through maps.

A rather boring alarria about a rather boring guy who went on a rather boring adventure. It is interesting, but knowing little of the area or really of Spain in general, I couldn’t really relate to it. Lists with This Book.

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