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. Cela: Viaje a LA Alcarria by Camilo Jose at – ISBN – ISBN – Imprint unknown – – Softcover. Title: Spanish writer Camilo José Cela reading from his work, Viaje a la Alcarria; Summary: Mr. Cela reads from his novel, Viaje a la Alcarria. Contributor Names.

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So I’ll take it as a sort of provincial cousin to novels in the ‘flaneur’ tradition see this great LARB essay: El castellano de Cela es escuela de florituras que nunca empalagan, culto y rural cuando amerita. The traveler wanders the Spanish territory of Alcarria. His observations were like a snapshot of the time and place. La plaza mayor de Guadalajara no tiene nada, si acaso peligro.

Es cierto que la historia en si no existe, pero los personajes y las situaciones tienen una autenticidad impresionante. For you to have alcardia best experience on Lulu. 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.

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Feb 01, Jen rated it really liked it Shelves: Explore the Home Gift Guide. From Pareja to Casasana there is no highway, not even a local road, and one has to climb the steep slope by a goat track which at times is almost obliterated. He spent around nine days visiting various small towns, sleeping in local inns and talking to those people he met during his wanderings.


The steppe and maquis occupy a good part of its soil with a varied and abundant aromatic flora that produces an excellent honey. Este es un recorrido por sus nombres, sus pueblos y sus campos.

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There were some amusing characters encountered along the way and a few moments when I laughed out loud at some of his experiences. Here he travelled the paths, villages and landscape of Alcarria in Castile-La Mancha. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Paperbackpages. 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. 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.

Moranchel is on the left of the Cifuentes road, at some two hundred paces from the highway.

Mar 13, Travelling Sunny rated it it was cepa Shelves: Since our community serves a broad range of ages, vije do not encourage content that could make a majority of our users uncomfortable. Journey to the Alcarria is quiet and unassuming, observant and beautiful. I felt that Cela really captured the beauty and atmosphere of the countryside. Viwje Office website, http: En este peculiar libro Cela escribe como dios, parco en palabras, pero claro y directo.

Address Address is required. He is, however, less kind with animals. 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.


Much more than a travel guide from Cela and as ever words of wisdom ‘to push any article you’ve got to alcarrai yourself out and have a lot of patience; take a lot of trouble and put up with a lot, because otherwise you don’t get anywhere” hmmm.

An Angel at The End of A los pueblos no va nadie porque no salen por la tele. Mar 24, Peter Charles rated it it was amazing. The parts I found most interesting revolved around old buildings and current uses, and food.

La distancia es cereal y encina, cerros y collados, paisaje. Feb 29, tJacksonrichards rated it really liked it.

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The book is neither character nor plot driven but rather is like a journal of travels. Found a copy online HERE! If you are sure that this product is in violation of acceptable content as defined in the agreement or that it does not meet our guidelines for General Access, please fill out the form below.