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Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date February 1, 2002
Pages 452
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780156007139
ISBN-10 0156007134
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
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The Nobel Prize-winning author offers information about the history, culture, landscape, and people of his native Portugal, in an enchanting volume written by combining aspects of a novel, guidebook, and travelogue. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
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When José Saramago decided to write a book about Portugal, his only desire was that it be unlike all other books on the subject, and in this he has certainly 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 the usual sources 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 it be 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.

Always meticulously attentive to those elements of ancient Portugal that persist today, he examines the country in its current period of rapid transition and growth. Journey to Portugal is an ode to a country and its rich traditions.


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9780156007139 | details & prices | 452 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $17.95
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