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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The Alcarria is a territory in New Castile, northeast of Madrid, surrounding most of the Guadalajara province. 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. Moranchel is on the left of the Cifuentes road, at some two hundred paces from the highway. Para los tres, el dolor es una facultad. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Journey to the Alcarria is quiet and unassuming, observant and beautiful. I downloaded this the night before setting off for a four-day trip to the province of Guadalajara.

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In this context, the book took on additional meaning as there were some interesting commentaries on contrast between city and country, tradition vs. When coming back to Madrid, after leaving behind the scarcely populated small towns and valleys I was vijae 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.

It is the way I like to explore a region, too, although I have never done so on foot. 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.

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 viaaje hmmm. People were often trying to guess what he was doing there traveling salesman? Traveling by foot and by donkey through this little-known region of Spain in the summer ofthe cailo provides a wealth of incident and detail.


He noted down his observations and then produced his Viaje a la Alcarria. Journey to the Alcarria 3 10 Sep 15, Audience This section provides access jode all the contents alcaria a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

Mar 13, Travelling Sunny rated it it was ok Shelves: Jjose favorite travelogue, period. 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.

Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside

Feb 29, tJacksonrichards rated it really liked it. Leaves the reader to draw his own conclusions; the author simply takes each road and peasant or traveling salesman as he finds them. On the net Search this work on the net.

Along the way he stops in some towns and thinks, as lonesome travelers are sometimes inclined, that he could live out his days there. This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile. Here he travelled the paths, villages and landscape of Alcarria in Castile-La Mancha. Autonomous Regions This section provides access to the contents in each autonomous region by browsing through maps.

Be the first to ask a question about Journey to the Alcarria. Brief, Simple, informative and interesting. The traveler wanders the Spanish territory of Alcarria. Pastrana owes their recovery to the writer. 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.

His observations were like a snapshot of the time and place. Cela prefaces Journey to the Alcarria with a letter to Gregorio Maranon, to whom alcarris dedicates the book. It did remind me of the tiny town in Italy my great-grandparents came from–the cemetery, church, ceela houses restored or rundown, old abandoned mill, etc.


I had only read his La familia de Pascual Duarteand am not sure I have the courage to read his much ceoa La colmena. 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.

Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works. Mar 24, Peter Charles rated it it was amazing.

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: I felt that Cela really captured the beauty and atmosphere of the countryside. The book is neither character nor plot driven but rather is like a journal of travels.

El castellano de Cela es escuela de florituras que nunca empalagan, culto y rural cuando amerita. Open Preview See a Problem?

But, the dialogue was so cryptic that it was sometimes difficult to tell if the traveler was a decent fellow or a snob.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. Feb 01, Jen rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with Joss Book. 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.

He made a rule to stay only one night in each place, not planning his itinerary in advance, but deciding each day which direction to take.