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View all 11 comments. Fortunately, thanks to the inexhaustible generosity of the imagination, we erase faults, fill in lacunae as best we can, forge passages through blind alleys that will remain stubbornly blind, and invent keys to doors that have never had locks. Soooooo instead, I figured the narrator of this audio book could do the reading for me!

I had the strangest feeling while reading The Elephant’s Journey – I felt sarwmago a child, being told a story by an old and indulgent grandparent. This story then precedes Solomon along his route. XVI, a altura em que decorre esta viagem. The animal is thus shown a certain respect and the limitations of the voice are clearly indicated: There were two or three occasions on which I grinned at some aside, but little of what I had expected from the blurb trumpeting its elefwnte funny and witty reflections.

This is tough to review. One bit of interesting subtext occurs when the Archduke and his cortege make their way through the dangerous Brenner Pass. Notes on reading the saramagk. His use of language is as always beautiful, and his sense of observation unique and intricate. The king was very sad but the queen refusing to be read the contents of the letter locked herself in her room and spent the rest of the day in tears.


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His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story. Unless some lucky scholar hits paydirt, I’m afraid we’ll never know.

Yet there was no apparent need for this longevity.

Saramago wrote this book quite late in his life and I wondered if he had doubts or regrets about what he had achieved in his writing career or if he worried about the security of his position as the leading Portuguese writer of the twentieth century. It’s hard to understand just why the archduke Maximilian should have decided to make such a j Here is a wonderful story, especially, I think, if you have a deep connection to animals.

Here is a wonderful story, especially, I think, if you have a deep connection to animals.

Refresh and try again. I read the English translation It pains me a bit to give a Saramago book such a low rating, but of the seven of his that I’ve read, this was clearly the one I liked the least. Our subhro enjoys his status, high above the army of accompanying soldiers like a capital on the top of a ciaje. This book is a feast of verbal treats from the end to the beginning where, like The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentlemanthe narrative opens with a conversation in a marital bed, a conversation in which a monarch worries that a fall from grace can come very swiftly Do you want a sophisticated chuckle?


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El Viaje Del Elefante by José Saramago

Or, somewhat more tediously, scroll through the list of 86 editions to find the right one. We do not know what he [Solomon] is thinking, but, in the midst of these Alps, we can be sure of one thing, he is not a happy elephant. She has earned her money. The result is this book. Nothing more, nothing less.

El Viaje Del Elefante

In the final analysis ‘The Elephant’s Journey’ feels like a fable, a story told and retold so many times that its more saramsgo notes fit right in with the elements of realism, and a moral sensibility that holds true from beginning to end. That is what I think. Trivia About A Viagem do Elefante.

The reason this is getting two stars is that It pains me a bit to give a Saramago book such a low rating, but of the seven of his that I’ve read, this was clearly the one I liked the least. Goodreads saranago you keep track of books you want to read.

Yes, there were still some moments where Saramago wowed in his particular way, but mostly it was pages about an elephant traveling from Portugal to Austria in the 16th century. Saramago was both a Communist and a famous atheist.

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