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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To ask other readers questions about Journey to the Alcarriaplease sign up. Regardless, a highly recommended flaneur experience. Travel planner Save time and effort. It reads more like travel notes than a detailed travelogue, much of it is very short on the details, although he does say where he went, where he stayed and ate, and viwje few conversations with people he met along the way. Hypnotic passages, like Sebald, where the figures and landscapes fuse into single forms radiant with the trauma of history.

It is the way I like to explore a region, celq, although I have never done so on foot. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The parts I found most interesting revolved around old buildings and current uses, and food. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Interactive map All cultural resources at a glance.

On the net Search this work on the net. View all 29 comments. Studied in Spanish for IB around Its honey is as legendary as its castles.

Very quiet book of observations and descriptions during a trek through the Spanish countryside in the mids. The book is neither character nor plot driven but rather is like a journal of travels.

In this context, the book took on additional meaning as there were some interesting commentaries on contrast between city and country, tradition vs. Uno de los mejores libros del siglo XXal decir de Saramago. This series of sketches never wears out his welcome, rambling on leisurely and concluding almost indifferently.


Without comment he portrays how people who have never travelled very far ceal home misunderstand life in a metropolis. Jan 24, Caroline rated it really liked it Shelves: There was something about the way that the author, referring to himself in the third person as the traveller, observed the countryside and the people in it in great detail, but without judgement.

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

But the traveler discloses very little and remains a somewhat detached observant. Apr 11, Kris Kipling rated it it was amazing Shelves: Overall, I enjoyed this book despite camiko lack of plot or character development.

View all 4 comments. It felt like a travel more in time than in space.

So I’ll take it as a sort of provincial cousin to novels in the ‘flaneur’ tradition see this great LARB essay: 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. Mar 24, Peter Charles rated it it was amazing.

Then he moves on. 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.

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. I had only read his La familia de Pascual Duarteand am not sure I have the courage to read his much harder La colmena. Moranchel is on the left of the Cifuentes road, at some two hundred paces from the highway.

There were some amusing characters encountered along the way and a few moments when I laughed out loud at some of his experiences. Want to Read saving…. 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 de la existencia.


Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside

Trivia About Journey to the Al 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 xlcarria of the glories of the past, they leave current problems unsolved.

El castellano de Cela es escuela de florituras que nunca empalagan, culto y rural cuando amerita. Brief, Simple, informative and interesting. IN he as awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.

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 building 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. This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and alcarriz profile. The traveler wanders the Spanish territory of Alcarria. Open Preview See a Problem? But that is not where we went. Journey to the Alcarria: Es cierto que la historia en si no existe, pero los personajes y las situaciones tienen una autenticidad impresionante.

Jan 21, Simon rated it liked it. It is an escape book written with happiness by someone who has “taken the key of the joaeand akcarria is one of the most rigorous, most important contemporary Spanish writers.