José Saramago narra el insólito viaje del elefante Salomón a través de la Europa del siglo XVI. Una aventura épica llena de humanidad, humor y sabiduría. El viaje del elefante (Spanish Edition) [José Saramago] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A mediados del siglo XVI el rey Juan III ofrece a. Buy El Viaje Del Elefante by Jose Saramago from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction.
|Published (Last):||6 December 2008|
|PDF File Size:||9.88 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||18.12 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Nothing more, nothing less. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
View all 11 comments. Yet there was no apparent need for this longevity.
The Archduke is not amused by the throngs of the pious. Written shortly before he died, one is left with the feeling that Saramago’s amazing writing talents josw starting to fade. One bit of interesting subtext occurs when the Archduke and his cortege make their way through the dangerous Brenner Pass.
Lists with This Book. It is two years after the elephant has arrived in Vienna and he has died.
El Viaje Del Elefante
elefqnte Saramago’s house in Lanzarote is also open to the public. And elefnte we is sometimes the narrator and the reader, sometimes the elwfante and the characters, so that we, the readers, eventually become absorbed into the narrative and the we comes to be narrator, characters and readers, all rolled up in one; we are transformed in spite of ourselves, changed utterly on reading his words because Saramago believes in the transforming power of fiction: One is entirely taken up with the plight of this elephant, an animal of the tropics, being forced through a snowy rocky landscape.
I didn’t wonder for long, as he went on to say: All suggestions, my Goodreads friends, are welcome. It’s hard to understand just why the archduke Maximilian should have decided to make such a journey at this time of year [winter], but that is how it is set down in history, as an incontrovertible, documented fact, elefajte by historians and confirmed by the novelist, who must be forgiven for taking certain liberties with names, not only because it is his right to invent, but also because he had to fill in certain gaps so that the sacred coherence of the story was not lost.
Saramago wrote this book quite late in his life and I wondered if he had uose or regrets about what he had achieved in his writing career or if he worried about the security of his position as the leading Portuguese writer of the twentieth century. Maximillian arrogantly r This is the story of the book.
This story then precedes Solomon along his route. Our subhro enjoys his status, high above the army of accompanying soldiers like a capital on elefanfe top of a column. There was no narrative arc that I could detect, unless you count the climb upwards through the Alps.
El Viaje Del Elefante by José Saramago
The Elephant’s Journey doesn’t make me look any less fondly on Jose Saramago, it is simply his vviaje I have liked the least. This book is a feast of verbal treats from the end to the beginning where, like The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentlemanthe narrative opens with a conversation in a marital bed, a conversation in which a monarch worries that a fall from grace can come very swiftly Is this a swipe at Sebald, who, according to some—Saramago may have been one—cheats by using photos?
Fortunately, thanks to the inexhaustible generosity of the imagination, we erase faults, fill in lacunae as sel we can, forge passages through blind alleys that will remain stubbornly blind, fiaje invent keys to doors that have never had locks. For all my sifting, I ended up with too little gold in my pan. Soooooo instead, I figured the narrator of this audio book could do the reading for me!
It was supposed to be a charming little novel. View all 22 comments. It is written with moder Yes, this is a book of historical fiction. I read the English translation He enquired about it and was informed about an elephant, back in the sixteenth century, who had journeyed across the continent and through the peninsula and then passed on into legend.
Como ponto alto elejo a amizade cornaca-elefante. Prvi susret sa Saramagom It must be said that history is always selective, and discriminatory too, selecting from life only what society deems to be historical and scorning the rest, which is precisely where we joe find the true explanation of facts, of things, of wretched reality itself. sarwmago
In the middle of the story he may take a few sentences to ruminate whimsically about the nature of royalty or the use of specific language or even his own role jse the narrative itself. As the story ends and we are drifting off to sleep, grandfather Jose quietly steps out of the room and closes the door behind him.
Mya It is on Goodreads.