José Saramago narra el insólito viaje del elefante Salomón a través de la Europa del siglo XVI. Una aventura épica llena de humanidad, humor y sabiduría. El viaje del elefante (Spanish Edition) [José Saramago] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A mediados del siglo XVI el rey Juan III ofrece a. Buy El Viaje Del Elefante by Jose Saramago from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction.

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Help me decide which of his novels to read next! O que eu gostei deste livro: It is two years after the elephant has arrived in Vienna and he has died.

This is tough to review. 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 joes our enterprise.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I didn’t wonder for long, as he went on to say: I say to you, it is better to be a novelist, a fiction writer, a liar.

Like any good grandfather, Saramago wanders from point to point while telling his eo, musing and meandering. Nor was there any character development that I could tell.


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.

He enquired about it and was informed about an elephant, back in the sixteenth century, who had journeyed saaramago the continent and through the peninsula and then passed on into legend. If nothing else, Saramago still makes his books into journeys, wandering, but they never stay lost for long. For those familar with W.

It is based on a true event in history: Especially amusing is the “miracle” cynically wrought in Padua by an ecclesiastic of that city. It is written with modern terminology. Instead, I was surprised to find a joyous and lighthearted tale of adventure filled with humor.

Nothing more, nothing less. So, if he is championing the fictional account of this factual journey over the historical one, he does it with an entire army of nods and winks: Is this, his last novel before he died inanother case of the Nobel Curse, where you never write another decent work after you get the big one? Trivia About A Viagem do Elefante.

El Viaje Del Elefante by José Saramago

Instead, we are meant to chuckle at the incongruence of our modern way of thinking and the historical events as they unfolded. It is a novelist’s voice embellishing on historical fact: 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.


Estamos regidos por D. Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize I chose to listen to this book because it does not employ the normal rules of punctuation. Mya It is on Goodreads. 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 They have cut him up for souvenirs and umbrella stands and the mahout has been apid off, generously, by the Archduke.

El Viaje Del Elefante

A foundation with his name was established in ; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors. The major characters are the elephant Solomon and his mahour Subhro. It was about as exciting as it sounds.

As the story ends and we are drifting off to sleep, grandfather Jose quietly steps out of the room and closes the door behind him.

It must be said that history is always selective, and discriminatory too, selecting from life only what society deems to be historical and scorning the slefante, which is precisely where we might find the true explanation of facts, of things, of wretched reality itself.