Journey to Portugal, Paperback

Journey to Portugal Paperback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages, 70 b&w photographs, 6 maps
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9781860468728

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