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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Its honey is as legendary as its castles. Then he moves on.

Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside

He noted down his observations and then produced his Viaje a la Alcarria. Moranchel is on the left of the Cifuentes road, at some two hundred paces from the highway.

El castellano de Cela es escuela de florituras que nunca empalagan, culto y rural cuando amerita. Return to Book Page.

In this context, the book took on additional meaning as there were some interesting commentaries on contrast between city and country, tradition vs. En aquel vergel rural saqueado por la voracidad de las guerras, el antagonista se viste de miseria, fealdad y sufrimiento.

Quotes from Journey to the Al Es cierto que la historia en si no existe, pero los personajes y las situaciones tienen una autenticidad impresionante. Feb 29, tJacksonrichards rated it really liked it. It goes without saying, naturally, that the traveller goes via Casasana. 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.


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 celw. It did remind me of the tiny town in Italy my great-grandparents came from–the cemetery, church, old houses restored or rundown, old abandoned mill, etc.

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Published January 21st by Atlantic Monthly Press first published Readers are given virtually no information about the protagonist Cela or his intentions in wandering the countryside, but instead are taken along for the trip.

Share Add to favourites. Along the way he stops in some towns and thinks, as lonesome travelers are sometimes inclined, that he could live out camklo days there.

Aug 31, Asinhar rated it really liked it. I did not visit all his towns, but did stop in Torijawhere they have now founded a small museum in a few of the rooms in the castle. Mar 24, Peter Charles rated it it was amazing. He includes his name, and the place where he was born, in one of the couplets, which he intersperses in his prose. Interactive map All cultural resources at a glance. The traveler meets many townfolk, animals, stops to drink, smoke, and nap a lot. Interesting to read along with Laurie Lee’s Spanish walk between the wars; this is a people closed in and reserved but not unkind.

Feb 10, Pip rated it really liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Giaje He is, however, less kind with animals. I would love to retrace his steps and see how different it is now. 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.


His observations were like a snapshot of the time and place. Lo siguiente que queda Realmente excepcional. Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. Apr 11, Kris Kipling rated it it was amazing Shelves: Si viajar es salir de uno mismo y dejar la querencia para llenarse de lo desconocido, en la mochila celaa viajero lleva mucho espacio libre.

Journey to the Alcarria. Literature, Camilo José Cela at Spain is culture.

A fine, shor Cela prefaces Journey to the Alcarria with a letter to Gregorio Maranon, to whom he dedicates the book. The book is neither character nor plot driven but rather is like a journal of travels.

Audience This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile. People were often trying to guess what he was doing there traveling salesman?