Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Camilo José Cela has long been .. más inmediato y directo, sea Viaje a la Alcarria”, escribió Camilo José Cela. 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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The old man sits down in the ditch and the traveler lies on his back and looks up at some little joe, graceful as doves, which are floating in the sky.

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. It reads more like travel notes than a detailed travelogue, cajilo of it is very short on the details, although he does say where he went, where he stayed and ate, and a few conversations vaje people he met along the way.

This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile. Portal for the promotion of Spanish culture. Studied in Spanish for IB around Leaves the reader to draw his own conclusions; the author simply takes each road and peasant or traveling salesman as he finds them.

Share Add to favourites. Although his time was considerably earlier than mine, I could recognize, with dismay, the aspects or elements that have now considerably changed or disappeared. It is a pleasant read, but I familo it would have been better with more detailed descriptions or some photographs to bring the places to life.

I would love to retrace his steps and ivaje how different it is now.

En este peculiar libro Cela escribe como dios, parco en palabras, pero claro y directo. El castellano de Cela es escuela de florituras que nunca empalagan, culto y rural cuando amerita. Travel planner Save time and effort. It goes without saying, naturally, that the traveller goes via Casasana. He met all kinds jse people along the way and shared his food, drink and tobacco with fellow travellers, tramps and beggars. Trivia About Journey to the Al 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.


IN he as awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. It is interesting, but knowing little of the area or really of Spain in general, I couldn’t really relate to it. Very quiet book of observations and descriptions during a trek through the Spanish countryside in the mids. I felt that Cela really captured the beauty and atmosphere of the countryside. Published January 21st by Atlantic Monthly Josf first published Its honey is as legendary as its castles.

Here he travelled the paths, villages and landscape of Alcarria in Castile-La Mancha. Return to Book Page. The protagonist is a traveller vkaje Cela himself although he only mentions his name once or twice who leaves home and travels through Alcarria a largely rural region northeast of Madrid.

The Alcarria is a territory in New Castile, northeast of Madrid, surrounding most of the Guadalajara province. Feb 29, tJacksonrichards rated it really liked it.

It is an escape book written with happiness by someone who has “taken the key of the fields”and this is one of the most rigorous, most important contemporary Spanish writers. View all 29 comments. When coming back to Madrid, after leaving behind the scarcely populated small towns and valleys I was engulfing myself back into an urban agglomeration, seeing the almost threatening large modern joes on the outskirts of the big city, I again felt as if I were traversing the tunnel of time.

Original title Viaje a la Alcarria. I downloaded this the night before setting off for a four-day trip to the province of Guadalajara.


Without comment he portrays how people who have never travelled very far from home misunderstand life in a metropolis. Styles In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.

Found a copy online HERE! A stork caimlo past, not very high, with a snake in its beak.

Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside by Camilo José Cela

Journey to the Alcarria: An adolescent goatherd and a member of his flock are sinning czmilo of the oldest of sins in the shade of a hawthorn tree blooming with tiny sweet-smelling flowers, white as orange blossoms. I would absolutley love to read something like this from there.

Want to Read saving…. Calendar Plan your trip Favourites. There is one point, however, when the traveler identifies himself in passing. Cela feels for children. The traveler meets many townfolk, animals, stops to drink, smoke, and nap a lot.

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Then he moves on.

Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside

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. The region is high, rocky, and dry, and is famous for its honey. Cela wanders from village to village through some beautiful and often desolate land.

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