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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The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life. 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. His observations were like a snapshot of the time and place. Es cierto que la historia en si no existe, pero los personajes y las situaciones tienen una autenticidad impresionante.

He spent around nine days visiting various small towns, sleeping in local inns jos talking to those p I downloaded this the night before setting off for a four-day trip to the province of Guadalajara. Mar 13, Travelling Sunny rated it it was ok Shelves: Prolific author as a novelist, journalist, essayist, literary magazine editor, lecturer Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Published January 21st by Vaje Monthly Press first published Found a copy online HERE!

En este peculiar libro Cela escribe como dios, parco en palabras, pero claro y directo.

Lists with This Viajje. The traveler meets many townfolk, animals, stops to drink, smoke, and nap a lot. Journey to the Alcarria is quiet and unassuming, observant and beautiful. In this section alcraria can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.

En aquel vergel rural saqueado por la voracidad de las guerras, el antagonista se viste de miseria, fealdad y sufrimiento. Jan 21, Simon rated it liked it.


Calendar Plan your trip Favourites. Nov 27, Gohar Khokhar rated it liked it. Journey to the Alcarria 3 10 Sep 15, Although his time was considerably earlier than mine, I could recognize, with dismay, the aspects or elements that have now considerably changed or disappeared. Journey to the Alcarria: Los tres son mordaces sin exhibirse, puros en el retrato naturalista y sagaz la textura de su discurso cuando nos llevan a la tierra de nadie ojse la existencia. It goes without saying, naturally, that the traveller goes via Casasana.

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.

He includes his name, and the place where he was born, in one of the couplets, which he intersperses in his prose.

Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside

Share Add to favourites. He spent around nine days visiting various small towns, sleeping in local inns and talking to those people he met during his wanderings. From Pareja to Casasana there is no highway, not even a local road, and one has to climb the steep slope by a goat track which at times is almost obliterated. This travelogue really appealed to me. Feb 01, Jen rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 24, Peter Charles rated it it was amazing. I felt that Cela really captured the beauty and atmosphere of the countryside.

Lo siguiente que queda Realmente excepcional. The region is high, rocky, and dry, and is famous for its honey. We also spent some time in Brihuegawhere we had an excellent lunch and where in spite of the rain managed to visit a couple of the Romanesque churches, a castle, and sections of the old wall.

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Alcarria is a natural region of New Castile with unclear boundaries. But the traveler discloses very little and remains a somewhat detached observant. Hypnotic passages, like Sebald, where the figures and landscapes fuse into single forms radiant with the trauma of history. Journey to the Alcarria. 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.


It is a gloomy, dark town that seems to have no business being surrounded by green fields. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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The author recounts a trip he made to a mainly impoverished rural area of Spain. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had only read his La familia de Pascual Duarteand am not sure I have the courage to read his much harder La colmena.

El castellano de Cela es escuela de florituras que nunca empalagan, culto y rural cuando amerita. He made a rule to stay only one night in each place, not planning his ,a in advance, but deciding each day which direction to take.

Viaje a La Alcarria/ The Trip to Alcarria

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. Feb 29, tJacksonrichards rated it really liked it. Audience This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

A fine, short travel book in which nothing much of note happens, recounted in a serene, perfectly crafted way. 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.

The parts I found most interesting revolved around old buildings and current uses, and food. 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 vviaje many, many more.