Journey to Portugal (Paperback)
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Short Description for Journey to Portugal Crossing his native land from northeast to southwest, Jose Saramago explores the villages and towns of Portugal and discovers what it is that binds him to his country and his people.
- Published: 24 January 2002
- Format: Paperback 464 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781860468728 ISBN 10: 1860468721
- Sales rank: 106,453
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Full description for Journey to Portugal
From the misty mountains of the north to the southern seascape of the Algarve, the travels of Nobel Laureate Jose Saramago are a passionate rediscovery of his own land. Setting off in his veteran motor car, Saramago wants to travel to Portugal, as well as through it: by making it his destination the acclaimed writer hopes to take stock of his native land as it hovers on the edge of the modern world. He is no typical guide - he avoids the "sights" in favour of a remote Romanesque church, a cobweb-ridden chapel, the local and the domestic - but, with his deep fount of memory and erudite knowledge, each encounter evoking the span of Portugal's history, he is anyone's idea of a delightful travelling companion.