The Resource Journey to Portugal : in pursuit of Portugal's history and culture, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese and with notes by Amanda Hopkinson and Nick Caistor

Journey to Portugal : in pursuit of Portugal's history and culture, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese and with notes by Amanda Hopkinson and Nick Caistor

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Journey to Portugal : in pursuit of Portugal's history and culture
Title
Journey to Portugal
Title remainder
in pursuit of Portugal's history and culture
Statement of responsibility
José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese and with notes by Amanda Hopkinson and Nick Caistor
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
When Jose Saramago decided some twenty years ago to write a book about Portugal, his only desire was that it be unlike any other book on the subject, and in this he certainly has succeeded. Recording the events and observations of a journey across the length and breadth of the country he loves dearly, Saramago brings Portugal to life as only a writer of his brilliance can. Forfeiting sources of information such as tourist guides and road maps, he scours the country with the eyes and ears of an observer fascinated by the ancient myths and history of his people. Whether an inaccessible medieval fortress set on a cliff, a wayside chapel thick with cobwebs, or a grand mansion in the city, the extraordinary places of this land come alive with kings, warriors, painters, explorers, writers, saints, and sinners. Always meticulously attentive to those elements of ancient Portugal that persist today, Saramago examines the country in its current period of rapid transition and growth
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Title
Journey to Portugal
Creator
Contributor
Summary
Offers information about the history and culture of Portugal written by combining aspects of a novel, guide book, and travel log
Subject
Genre
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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255021
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
914.6904/44
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DP526.5
LC item number
.S2713 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
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in pursuit of Portugal's history and culture
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in pursuit of Portugal's history and culture
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Jose Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese and with notes by Amanda Hopkinson and Nick Caistor
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Journey to Portugal
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in pursuit of Portugals history and culture
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Journey to Portugal : in pursuit of Portugal's history and culture, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese and with notes by Amanda Hopkinson and Nick Caistor
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Includes index
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  • ADTPL-AND
  • ADTPL-AND
  • JENCO-NOR
  • JENCO-NOR
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From northeast to northwest; the Douro and the Duero -- Lowlands beside the ocean -- Soft-stone beiras, be patient -- From Mondego to Sado, stopping all the while -- Vast and burning lands of Alentejo -- Of the Algarve, sun, dry bread and soft-bread
Control code
14599254
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
452 pages
Isbn
9780151005871
Lccn
00053613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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14599254
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm45325675

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