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

Published March 6th by Mariner Books first published I read this for two reasons: E’ mancato il quid tra me e lui, quel qualcosa che Finalmente ce l’ho fatta! 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. Das Cladas da Rainha a Obidos chega-se num suspiro. He was also a well known communist and only once did he visit a collective in the Alentejo. I started this book thinking it would be a great introduction to Portugal before my visit, but instead I found it exhausting to read.

Felipa, deitados lado a lado, dando-lhe ele a mao a ela, na figuracao dos Bem Casados Su gusto por los detalles de la historia del arte.

Culpa porutgal, culpa do acaso, ou irremediavel necessidade, diga-o quem souber. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.


I too visit all of the beautiful churches in Europe every time I go for the art, not the religionso I never realized how boring they are to describe. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. Sempre” Primo vaigem ma non certamente l’ultimo che leggo di Saramago!

Mar 19, Salvatore rated it it was ok. Ci sono in questo incontro grande riflessione e grande rispetto per la devozione dei fedeli: He is a well-known atheist and yet he was fascinated by all those churches.

In a place where the people use the church as a place to celebrate mass, and don’t think of it as a place to visit. 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. 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.

I’m going to have w put Saramego aside for now. Very thorough – perhaps too much so for the casual reader about this Iberian nation.


It is a trip that I would more enjoy taking than reading about. Nov 16, Frank O’connor rated it really liked it. Infused with the tenderness and intelligence that have become familiar to his readers, Saramago’s Journey to Portugal is an ode of love for a country and its rich traditions.

E anche loro possono prolungarsi in memoria, in ricordo, in narrazione. Saramago is quick to point out he is not a tourist, but a traveler.

José Saramago. Viagem pelo Portugal () | the senses of portugal

I love Saramago and I wanted to learn more about Portugal. Saramago is a congenial travel companion, although I have to admit to less of an interest in churches than he displays.

Il viaggio non finisce mai. Refresh and try again. It was over-ambitious of me to think that I would actually read all of this before travelling to Portugal, and maybe, maybe it was over-ambitious of Saramago to think that he could create something that was neither guide book nor travel book.

Posso dire che il libro mi sia piaciuto, ma non mi ha completamente conquistato. Trivia About Journey to Portug