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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Alcarria is a natural region of New Castile with unclear boundaries. Original title Viaje a la Alcarria. 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. The steppe and maquis occupy a good part of its soil with a varied and abundant alcarris flora that produces an excellent honey. Hypnotic passages, like Sebald, where the figures and landscapes fuse into single forms radiant with the trauma of history.

Cela prefaces Journey to the Alcarria with a letter to Gregorio Maranon, to whom he dedicates the book. Autonomous Regions This section provides access to the contents in each autonomous region by browsing through maps. But that is not where we went. Readers are given virtually no information about the protagonist Cela or his intentions in wandering the countryside, but instead are taken along cailo the trip.

But, the dialogue was so cryptic that it was sometimes difficult to tell if the traveler was a decent fellow or a snob. This is a great book to read when feeling absolutely drained. Calendar Plan your trip Favourites.


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. Nov 27, Gohar Khokhar rated it liked it.

A fine, shor Cela prefaces Journey to the Alcarria with a letter to Gregorio Maranon, to whom he dedicates the book. Joes 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.

Written jpse the third person, the book tells us nothing about its traveler’s history, his political views, or much else; the family that alcarria mentions in the first chapter are not given names or personalities, they are left behind as Cela sets out and not mentioned again.

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. It is interesting, but knowing little of the area or really of Spain in general, I couldn’t really relate to it. The traveler wanders the Spanish territory of Alcarria.

The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life. 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.

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The region is high, rocky, and dry, and is famous for its honey. Feb 29, tJacksonrichards rated it really liked it.

He made This travelogue really appealed to me. Very quiet book of observations and descriptions during a trek through the Spanish countryside in the mids.

Mar 13, Travelling Sunny rated it it was ok Shelves: Much more than a travel guide from Cela and as ever words of wisdom ‘to push any article you’ve got to put yourself out and have a lot of patience; take a lot of trouble and cepa up with a lot, because otherwise you don’t get anywhere” hmmm. Be the first to ask a question about Journey to the Alcarria. It familo like a travel more in time than in space. Refresh and try again.

Journey to the Alcarria: Travels through the Spanish Countryside

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. No trivia or quizzes yet. Found a copy online HERE! Journey to the Alcarria 3 10 Sep 15, 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.

When coming back to Madrid, after leaving behind the scarcely populated small camil 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. Prolific author as a novelist, journalist, essayist, literary magazine editor, lecturer