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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Audience This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile. Moranchel is on the left of the Cifuentes road, at some two hundred paces from the highway.

Share Add to favourites. Lists with This Book. Es cierto que la historia en si no existe, pero los personajes y las situaciones tienen una autenticidad impresionante. The parts I found cakilo interesting revolved around old buildings and current uses, and food.

Regardless, a highly recommended flaneur experience. Prolific author as a novelist, journalist, essayist, literary magazine editor, lecturer It is a pleasant read, but I felt it would have been better with more detailed descriptions or some photographs to bring the places alcarriia life.

Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside

He is, however, less kind with animals. Open Preview See a Problem? No trivia or quizzes yet. Mar 13, Travelling Sunny rated it it was ok Shelves: People were often trying to guess what he was doing there traveling salesman?


Paperbackpages. Some partridge fly up from a bed of thyme.

I would absolutley love to read something like this from there. A fine, shor Cela prefaces Journey to the Alcarria with a letter to Gregorio Maranon, to whom he dedicates the book.

Trivia About Journey to the Al Refresh and try again. 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. Brief, Simple, informative and interesting. The steppe and maquis occupy a good part of its soil with a varied and abundant aromatic flora that produces an excellent honey.

It is interesting, but knowing little of the area or really of Spain in general, I couldn’t really relate to it. Cela prefaces Journey to the Alcarria with a letter to Gregorio Maranon, to whom he dedicates the book.

Cela wanders from village celx village through some beautiful and often desolate land. Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works.

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The author recounts a trip he made to a mainly impoverished rural area of Spain. The writing was very descriptive and beautiful. Feb 10, Pip rated it really liked it Shelves: I will count the days until I can set off for the Alcarria again, and visit the cities further to the south, such as Cifuented and Pastrana. 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. Hypnotic passages, like Sebald, where the figures and landscapes fuse into single forms radiant with the trauma of history.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign cdla. En este peculiar libro Cela escribe como dios, parco en palabras, pero claro y directo. He spent around nine days visiting various small towns, sleeping in local inns and talking to those people he met during his wanderings. Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. He noted down his observations and then produced his Viaje a la Alcarria. Traveling by foot and by donkey alcarrka this little-known region of Spain in the summer ofthe author provides a wealth of incident and detail.

A stork flies past, not very high, with a snake in its beak.