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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jowe Journey to the Alcarria is quiet and unassuming, observant and beautiful. This is a great book to read when feeling absolutely drained. 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.

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

Along the way he stops in some towns and thinks, as lonesome travelers are sometimes inclined, that he could live out his days there. IN he as awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He met all kinds of people along the way and shared his food, drink and tobacco with fellow travellers, tramps and beggars.


Alcarria is a natural region of New Castile with unclear boundaries. Share Add to favourites. Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity.

Viaje A LA Alcarria

His observations were like a snapshot of the time and place. This travelogue really appealed to me. I felt that Cela really captured the beauty and atmosphere of the countryside. Hypnotic passages, like Sebald, where the figures and landscapes fuse alcarrria single forms radiant with the trauma of history. Film and photography Design, fashion and illustration Music Performing arts Literature and thought Linguistic heritage.

Viaje a La Alcarria/ The Trip to Alcarria

Published January 21st by Atlantic Monthly Press first published Here he travelled the paths, villages and landscape of Alcarria in Castile-La Mancha.

He is, however, less kind with animals.

But that is not where we went. There was something about the way that the author, referring to himself in the third person as the traveller, observed the countryside and the people in it in great detail, but without judgement. Readers are given virtually no information about the protagonist Cela or his intentions in wandering the countryside, but instead are taken along for the trip. joze

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.


The writing was very descriptive and beautiful.

Studied in Spanish for IB around The parts I found most interesting revolved around old buildings and current uses, and food. The protagonist is a traveller actually Cela himself although he only mentions his name once or twice who leaves home and travels through Alcarria a largely rural region northeast of Madrid.

Journey to the Alcarria – Wikipedia

The Alcarria is a territory in New Castile, northeast of Madrid, acarria most of the Guadalajara province. But, the dialogue was so cryptic that it was sometimes difficult to tell if the traveler was a decent fellow or a snob.

Audience This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile. Open Preview See a Problem? Although his time was considerably earlier than mine, I could recognize, with dismay, the aspects camllo elements that have now considerably changed or disappeared.

I will count the days until I can set off for the Alcarria again, and visit the cities further to the south, such as Cifuented and Pastrana.