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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There they keep the original manuscripts written in notebooks not too different from those I have used in school in my very early age. The protagonist is a traveller actually 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. Uncrowded, it is picturesque and rugged, well watered and fertile in the valleys.
His observations were like a snapshot of the time and place. He remains mostly an onlooker and we do not even learn why has he set out on such a voyage or why has he chosen la Alcarria. En Cela, no faltan, sin embargo, la ternura, la luz y el abejorro josd provoca la sonrisa del hambriento. Although his time was considerably earlier than mine, I could recognize, with dismay, the aspects or elements that celx now considerably changed or disappeared. In this context, the book took on additional meaning as there were some interesting commentaries on contrast between city and country, tradition vs.
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Refresh and try again. Along the way he stops in some towns and thinks, as lonesome travelers are sometimes inclined, that he could live out his days there. And while it’s told in third person, Cela states in the preface that he’s aiming for a kind of literary realism akin to ‘geography’ based precisely on his time in the Alcarria, so we’re getting a similar ontological conviction to that of Lerner’s.
Past splendor overwhelms and in the end exhausts the people’s will; and without force of will, as can be seen in so many cases, by being exclusively occupied with the contemplation of the glories of the past, they leave current problems unsolved. This is a great book to read when feeling absolutely drained. Journey to the Alcarria is quiet and unassuming, observant and beautiful.
En este peculiar libro Cela escribe como dios, parco en palabras, pero claro y directo. It is a pleasant read, but I felt it would have been better with more detailed descriptions or some photographs to bring the places to life.
I had only read his La familia de Pascual Duarteand am not sure I have the courage to read his much harder La colmena.
In the latter they now have a Tapestry Museum where they keep the 15century Flemish tapestries that Cela denounced for their having been transferred to Madrid. It felt like a travel more in time than in space. He met all kinds of people along the way and shared his food, drink and tobacco with fellow travellers, tramps and beggars.
The book is neither character nor plot driven but rather is like a journal of travels. Es cierto que la historia en si no existe, pero los personajes y las situaciones tienen una autenticidad impresionante. The traveler meets many townfolk, animals, stops to drink, smoke, and nap a lot.
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.
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Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside
He is, however, less kind with animals. I did not visit all his towns, but did stop in Torijawhere they have now founded a small museum in a few of the rooms in the castle. Tan solo salvo alcarriw primeras obras de la quema. Nov 27, Gohar Khokhar rated it liked it. Paperbackpages. The author recounts a trip he made to a mainly impoverished rural area of Spain. A stork flies past, not very cami,o, with a snake in its beak.
Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside by Camilo José Cela
And the walking–I would love to take a trip like this, though Cela picked an area without many walkers. View all 29 comments. 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.
As an old photograph, taken on a picnic somewhere, perhaps, unwittingly reveals so much of the customs, dress and attitude of the times, so his observations give the reader a vivid picture of what the Spanish countryside and the people who inhabited it were like at that time.
Trivia About Journey to the Al He includes his name, and the place where he was born, in one of the couplets, which he intersperses in his prose. These vignettes are narrated in a fresh, clear prose that is wonderfully evocative. He spent around nine days visiting various small towns, sleeping in local inns and talking to those p I downloaded this the night before setting off for a four-day trip to the province of Guadalajara. Feb 01, Jen rated it really liked it Shelves: I downloaded this the night before setting off for a four-day trip to the province of Guadalajara.
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This travelogue really appealed to me. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It did remind me of the tiny town in Italy my great-grandparents came from–the cemetery, church, old houses restored or rundown, old abandoned mill, etc. I felt that Cela really captured the beauty and atmosphere of the countryside. Journey to the Alcarria. No trivia or quizzes yet. IN he as awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
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.