En una calleja estrecha les espera Miguel, el propietario de la furgoneta camper que ha de llevarles. Finalmente terminan de alcanzar su destino a zancadas. El estado general es algo descuidado, pero transmite una calidez propia de colegio mayor. En la zona de rezos hay un altar, algunos iconos y un gran silencio. Aguardan un rato pero nadie sale a su encuentro. Una ternera saluda con tanta efusividad a la viajera que esta se plantea el vegetarianismo.
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Samusar Viajf noted down his observations and then produced his Viaje a la Alcarria. Mar 13, Travelling Sunny rated it it was ok Shelves: In the latter they now have a Tapestry Museum where they keep the 15century Flemish tapestries that Cela denounced for their having been transferred to Madrid. The traveler wanders the Spanish territory of Alcarria. 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.
The old inn where Cela spent one night has now been converted into a more grand accommodation and restaurant. But, the dialogue was so cryptic that it was sometimes difficult to tell if the traveler was a decent fellow or a snob. Topics 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.
This series of sketches never wears out his welcome, rambling on leisurely and concluding almost indifferently. Alcaria is a gloomy, dark town that seems to have no business being surrounded by green fields. This travelogue really appealed to me. I felt that Cela really captured the beauty and atmosphere of the countryside. Very quiet book of observations and descriptions during a trek through the Spanish countryside in the mids.
After I finished the book, I found out that he had written this book shortly after the second World War and Spanish civil war in an attempt to capture a part of Spain that was starting to disappear. Portal for the promotion of Spanish culture. Journey to the Alcarria — Wikipedia No trivia or quizzes yet. The traveler meets many townfolk, animals, stops to drink, smoke, and nap a lot. This is a great book to read when feeling absolutely drained.
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. He made This travelogue ciaje appealed to me. Share Add to favourites. Along the way he stops in some towns and thinks, as viajw travelers canilo sometimes inclined, that he could live out his days there.
He wrote about a walking tour he took inonly 6 years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, in an area north-east of Madrid. Brief, Simple, informative and interesting. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Audience This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.
Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. And the walking—I would love to take a trip like this, though Cela picked an area without many walkers. Cela feels for children. Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside I would love to retrace his steps and see how different it is now. 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.
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. Quotes from Journey to the Al All written in a prose mixing a realist and comic tone. Regardless, a highly recommended viqje experience. It is a josee read, but I felt it would have been better with more detailed descriptions or some photographs to bring the places to life. I had only read his La familia de Pascual Duarteand am not sure I have the courage to read his much harder La colmena.
Lo siguiente que queda Realmente excepcional. Then viiaje moves on. He includes his name, and the place where he was born, in one of the couplets, which he intersperses in his prose. There they keep the original manuscripts written in zlcarria not too different from those I have used in school in my very early age.
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