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When José Saramago decided to write a book about Portugal, his only desire was that it be unlike all other books on the subject, and in this he has certainly succeeded. Recording the events and observations of a journey across the length and breadth of the country he loves dearly, Saramago brings Portugal to life as only a writer of his brilliance can. Forfeiting the usual sources such as tourist guides and road maps, he scours the country with the eyes and ears of an observer fascinated by the ancient myths and history of his people. Whether it be an inaccessible medieval fortress set on a cliff, a wayside chapel thick with cobwebs, or a grand mansion in the city, the extraordinary places of this land come alive.

Always meticulously attentive to those elements of ancient Portugal that persist today, he examines the country in its current period of rapid transition and growth. Journey to Portugal is an ode to a country and its rich traditions.

About the Author

Jos? Saramago was born in Portugal in 1922. His work includes plays, poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and seven novels, including All the Names, Blindness, Baltasar and Blimunda, and The History of the Siege of Lisbon. He lives in the Canary Islands. Translator bio: Amanda Hopkinson translates contemporary literature, and reviews for leading UK newspapers. Nick Caistor, journalist and BBC producer, has translated the work of Eduardo Mendoza and Juan Carlos Onetti.

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9780156007139
Translator:
Hopkinson, Amanda; Caistor, Nick
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Caistor, Nick
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Hopkinson, Amanda; Caistor, Nick
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Hopkinson, Amanda
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Hopkinson, Amanda
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Caistor, Nick
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Location:
San Diego, CA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
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Portugal
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel-Spain
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Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2001-45
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
70 black-and-white photos, 6 maps
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.43 lb

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