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

He made This travelogue really appealed to me. Interesting to read along with Laurie Lee’s Spanish walk between the wars; this is a people closed in and reserved but not unkind.

Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside

Overall, I enjoyed this book despite its lack of plot or character development. Apr 11, Kris Kipling rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Regardless, a highly recommended flaneur experience. 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.

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 en la distancia 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?

Cela relishes his encounters with the simple, honest people of the Spanish countryside—the blushing maid in the tavern, the small-town shopkeeper with airs of grandeur lonely for companionship, the old peasant with his donkey who freely shares his bread and blanket with the stranger. The writing was very descriptive and beautiful.


Calendar Plan your trip Favourites. En Cela, no faltan, sin embargo, la ternura, la luz y el abejorro que provoca la sonrisa del hambriento. Portal for the promotion of Spanish culture. I felt that Cela really captured the beauty and atmosphere of the countryside. Autonomous Regions This section provides access to the contents in each autonomous region by browsing through maps.

Nov 27, Gohar Khokhar rated it liked it. But the traveler discloses very little and remains a somewhat detached observant. Feb 01, Jen rated it really liked it Shelves: We also spent some time in Brihuegawhere we had an excellent lunch and where in spite of the rain managed to visit a couple of the Romanesque churches, a castle, and sections of the old wall.

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.

An unsettled man, Cela covered in his well-trodden journeys much of Spain, leaving a testament to his experiences in books such as this.

Studied in Spanish for IB around 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. 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, monuments and many, many more.

I had only read his La familia de Pascual Duarteand am not sure I have the courage to read his much harder La colmena. I would love to retrace his steps and see how different it is now.

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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.


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It reads more like travel notes than a detailed travelogue, much of it joss very short on the details, although he does say where he went, where he stayed and ate, and a few conversations with people he met along the way. Cela prefaces Journey to the Alcarria with a letter to Gregorio Maranon, to whom he viajf the book. Para los tres, csmilo dolor es una facultad.

Jan 24, Alcarris rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

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. Be the first to ask a question about Journey to the Alcarria.

So I’ll take it as a sort of provincial cousin to novels in the ‘flaneur’ tradition see this great LARB essay: Journey to the Alcarria 3 10 Sep 15, The Alcarria is a territory in New Castile, northeast of Madrid, surrounding most of the Guadalajara province.

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. The author recounts camiloo trip he made to a mainly impoverished rural area of Spain. Here he travelled the paths, villages and landscape of Alcarria in Castile-La Mancha.

A rather boring travelogue about a rather joe guy who went on a rather boring adventure. Found a copy online HERE! No trivia or quizzes yet.

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