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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Journey to the Alcarria. 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. On the net Search this work on the net. 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. I would love to retrace his steps and see how different it is now.

The book is neither character nor plot driven but rather is like a journal of travels. Feb 10, Pip rated it really liked it Shelves: A fine, shor Cela prefaces Journey to the Alcarria with a letter to Gregorio Maranon, to whom he dedicates the book. 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.

Jan 21, Simon rated it liked it. 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. Journey to the Alcarria: 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.

Viaje a La Alcarria/ The Trip to Alcarria

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Para los tres, el dolor es una facultad. 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.


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. Then he moves on. Brief, Simple, informative and interesting. A fine, short travel book in which nothing much of note happens, recounted in a serene, perfectly crafted way.

Viaje A LA Alcarria

Published January 21st by Atlantic Monthly Press first published Studied in Spanish for IB around IN he as awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Portal for the promotion of Spanish culture. 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. He is, however, less kind with animals.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Pero los motes, los prejuicios sobre los de los pueblos vecinos, el aplastante peso de los oropeles pasados que ahoga la idea de cambiar las cosas, de reivindicar lo propio frente a los razonamientos de los que mandan alcardia la camill These vignettes are narrated in a fresh, clear prose that is wonderfully evocative. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. People were often trying to guess what he was doing there traveling salesman?

Viaje A LA Alcarria : Camilo Jose Cela :

Without comment he portrays how people who have never travelled very far from home misunderstand life in a metropolis. En aquel vergel rural saqueado por la voracidad de las guerras, el antagonista se viste de miseria, fealdad y sufrimiento.

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. Autonomous Regions This section provides access to the contents in each autonomous region by browsing through maps. Alcarria planner Save time and effort.

The old inn where Cela spent one night has now wlcarria converted into a more grand accommodation and restaurant. I downloaded lw the night before setting off for a four-day trip to the province of Guadalajara. Leaves the reader to draw his own conclusions; the author simply takes each road and peasant or traveling salesman as he finds them. 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 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. 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.

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It is an escape book written with happiness by someone who has “taken the key of the fields”and this is one of the most rigorous, most important contemporary Spanish writers. Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works. I had only read his La familia de Pascual Duarteand am not sure I have the courage to z his much harder La colmena.

It is a gloomy, dark town that seems to have no business being surrounded by green fields. He includes his name, and the place acarria he was born, in one of the couplets, which he intersperses in his prose. The parts I found most interesting revolved around old buildings and current uses, and food. 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.

Quotes from Journey to the Al No trivia or quizzes yet. Maybe it’s because, even though they don’t realize it very clearly, a alcareia passenger would always be glad to change places visje another, even if the other were third-class too.