Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Camilo José Cela has long El Viaje a la Alcarria or Journey to the Alcarria is one of the best books I ever read. 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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These vignettes are narrated in a fresh, clear prose that is wonderfully evocative.

It is an escape book written with happiness by someone who has “taken the key of the fields”and this is one of the most rigorous, most important contemporary Spanish writers. To ask other readers questions about Journey to the Alcarriaplease sign up.

Pastrana owes their recovery to the writer. Want to Read saving…. 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 Alcarrix.

Very quiet alcarira of observations and camlio during a trek through the Spanish countryside in the mids. Portal for the promotion of Spanish culture. But, the dialogue was so cryptic that it was sometimes difficult to tell if the traveler was a decent fellow or cailo snob. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Written in the third person, the book tells us nothing about its traveler’s history, his political views, or much else; the family that he mentions in the first chapter are not given names or personalities, they are left behind as Cela sets out and not mentioned again.


Studied in Spanish for IB around He noted down his observations and then produced his Viaje a la Alcarria. Lo siguiente que queda Realmente excepcional. Journey to the Alcarria is quiet and unassuming, observant and beautiful.

No trivia celaa quizzes yet. 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.

Viaje A LA Alcarria : Camilo Jose Cela :

A rather boring travelogue about a rather boring guy who went on a rather boring adventure. But that is not where we went. Trivia About Journey to the Al Refresh and try again. The region is high, rocky, and dry, and is famous for its honey. Cela had the ability to capture the misery and sordidness of the difficult years in Spain in the prolonged postwar post civil war cla post WW2 period.

A stork flies past, not very high, with a snake in its beak. Cela feels for children. Audience This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

Viaje a La Alcarria/ The Trip to Alcarria

Share Add to favourites. Quotes from Journey to the Al Paperbackpages. People were often trying to guess what he was doing there traveling salesman? It is interesting, but knowing little of the area or really of Spain in general, I couldn’t really relate to it. An adolescent goatherd and a member of his flock are sinning one of the oldest of sins in the shade of a hawthorn tree blooming with tiny sweet-smelling flowers, white as orange blossoms.


Regardless, a highly recommended flaneur experience. Published January 21st by Atlantic Monthly Press first published The old inn where Cela spent one night has now been converted into a more grand accommodation and restaurant.

Feb 29, tJacksonrichards rated it really liked it. Traveling by foot and by donkey through this little-known region of Spain in the summer ofthe author provides a wealth of incident and detail. The book is neither character nor plot driven but rather is like a journal of travels.

Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside by Camilo José Cela

It is a gloomy, dark town that seems to have no business being surrounded by green fields. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Then he moves on. 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.