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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Mar 13, Travelling Sunny rated it it was ok Shelves: Uno de los mejores libros del siglo XXal decir de Saramago.

Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works. 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.

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. It is interesting, but knowing little of the area or really of Spain in general, I couldn’t really relate to it. Feb 10, Pip rated it really liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. Feb 29, tJacksonrichards rated it really liked it. He wrote about a walking tour he took inonly 6 years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, in an area north-east of Madrid.

Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside

It felt like a travel more in time than in space. Alcarrua ask other readers questions about Journey to the Alcarriaplease sign up. The author recounts a trip he made to a mainly impoverished rural area of Spain. Hypnotic passages, like Sebald, where the figures and landscapes fuse into single forms radiant with the trauma of history.


Pastrana owes their recovery to the writer. Interactive map All cultural resources at a glance. 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.

Moranchel is on the left of the Cifuentes road, at some two hundred paces from the highway. The cla I found most interesting revolved around old buildings and current uses, and food.

Topics In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, joose and many, many more. Regardless, a highly recommended flaneur experience.

He includes his name, and the place where he was born, in one of the couplets, which he intersperses in his prose. There they keep the original manuscripts written in notebooks not too different from those I have used in school in my very early age. Autonomous Regions This section provides access to the contents in each autonomous region by browsing through maps.

A fine, short travel book in which nothing much of note happens, recounted in a serene, perfectly crafted way. The traveler wanders the Spanish territory of Alcarria.

Journey to the Alcarria: I would absolutley love to read something like this from there. 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.


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He is, however, less kind with animals. This section provides access to all the ceal in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile. He remains mostly an onlooker and we do not even learn why has he set out on such a voyage visje why has he chosen la Alcarria. My favorite travelogue, period.

The book is neither character nor plot driven but rather is like a journal of travels. There is one point, however, when the traveler identifies himself in passing. It is the way I like to explore a region, too, although I have never done so on foot.

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The steppe and maquis occupy a good part of its soil with a varied and abundant aromatic flora that produces an excellent honey. Travel planner Save time and effort. Written in the third person, the book tells us nothing about its traveler’s history, his political views, or much else; the family that he mentions in the first chapter are not given names or personalities, they are left behind as Cela sets out and not mentioned again.

He made This travelogue really appealed to me. Jan 21, Simon rated it liked it.