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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Anyways, enough of my personal Saramago rating history. I chose to listen to this book because it does not employ the normal rules of punctuation. It is two years after the elephant has arrived in Vienna and he has died. He seemed to safamago as bored as me.

Estamos regidos por D. Nor was there any character development that I could tell. Even though I enjoyed it overall, I did find myself occasionally wishing he would get back to the point again, much like a grandson may feel about his overly verbose grandfather. It’s hard to understand just why the archduke Maximilian should have decided to make such a journey at this time of year [winter], but that is how it is set down in history, as an incontrovertible, documented fact, supported by historians and confirmed by the novelist, who must be forgiven for taking certain liberties with names, not only because it is his right to invent, but also because he had to fill in certain gaps so that the sacred coherence of the story was not lost.

Yet there was no apparent need for this longevity. This novel was relentlessly linear. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party.


If I thought they were all like this, I wouldn’t read any more but they can’t possibly eelfante so I’ll give him another chance. Want to Read saving….

It’s a shame that photography had not yet been invented in the sixteeth century, because the solution would have been easy as pie, we would simply have included a few photos from the period, especially if taken from a helicopter and readers would then have every reason to consider themselves amply rewarded and to recognize the extraordinary informative nature of our enterprise.

This has the clever effect of slowing the reader down, almost as a caesura in verse, making one concentrate more intently on how the language is deployed.

A forma infantil mas pertinente como ele desmonta cada frase feita faz-me sempre sorrir. Perhaps not an outright liar, but clever and inventive when it comes to filling in lacunae; while describing the beauty of the mountains through which the elephant travels, and clearly never having visited the location as any writer worthy of the elefate would surely do he impliesSaramago wriggles neatly out of any precise description: He enquired about it and was informed about an elephant, back fel the sixteenth century, who had journeyed across the continent and through the peninsula and then passed on into legend.

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El Viaje Del Elefante

You start off fascinated, and you remember Saramago’s wry humor and wandering sentences. For all of Saramago’s stylistic beauty, this book still has the feel of a too-long anecdote. I say to you, it satamago better to be a novelist, a fiction writer, a liar.

The major characters are the elephant Solomon and his mahour Subhro.

El Viaje Del Elefante by José Saramago

Saramago was having some snacks at a restaurant, when he noticed some engravings of an elephant on the walls. The voice is third-person historical and wonderfully relaxed and unrushed. However, Saramago does have a good story to tell here and he tells it well. Written shortly before he died, one is left with the feeling sagamago Saramago’s amazing writing talents were starting to fade.


His use of language is as always beautiful, and his sense of observation unique and intricate. Instead, we are meant to chuckle at the incongruence of our modern way of thinking and the historical events as they unfolded. They have cut him up for souvenirs and umbrella stands and the mahout has been apid off, generously, by the Archduke.

The Archduke is not amused by the throngs of the pious. Sentences were just added together with no cumulative effect, dynamism or creative tension. This is tough to review. Lists with This Book. If I had had to struggle through the reading myself, I am sure I would have given it less stars! I broke my rule in this case, and now I’m left wondering why Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize. 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.

She has earned her money. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn you know that the Brenner Pass is central to that book and the rlefante offers some of his enigmatic photographs of it. XVI, a altura em que decorre esta viagem. The end is both picaresque and that of a fairy tale.