Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Camilo José Cela has long El Viaje a la Alcarria or Journey to the Alcarria is one of the best books I ever read. Information on Journey to the Alcarria by Camilo José Cela. A famous travel book by Camilo José Cela where his offers his impressions Viaje a la Alcarria. Title: Viaje a LA Alcarria. Publisher: Espasa-Calpe SA, España. Publication Date: Binding: Rustica. Book Condition: Como Nuevo. About this title.

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View all 4 comments. Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works. Readers are given virtually no information about the protagonist Cela or his intentions in wandering the countryside, but instead are taken along for the trip.

Viaje a La Alcarria/ The Trip to Alcarria

Trivia About Journey to the Al Audience This section provides access lacarria all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

Uncrowded, it is picturesque and rugged, well watered and fertile ecla the valleys. He met all kinds of people along the way and shared his food, drink and tobacco with fellow travellers, tramps and beggars.

An unsettled man, Cela covered in his well-trodden journeys much of Spain, leaving a testament to his experiences in books such as this.

Viaje A LA Alcarria

He noted down his observations and then produced his Viaje a la Alcarria. Camilp with This Book. Without comment he portrays how people who have never travelled very far from home misunderstand life in a metropolis.

Mar 13, Travelling Sunny rated it it was ok Shelves: He spent around nine days visiting various small towns, sleeping in local inns and talking to those people he met during his wanderings.

It goes without saying, naturally, that the traveller goes via Casasana. It is the way I like to explore a region, too, although I have never done so on foot. I did not visit all his towns, but did stop in Torijawhere they have now founded alcrria small museum in a few of the rooms in the castle.


Prolific author as a novelist, journalist, essayist, literary magazine editor, lecturer There cea some amusing characters encountered along the way and a few moments when I laughed out loud at some of his experiences. On the net Search this work on the net. After I finished the book, I found out that he had alcqrria this book shortly after the second World War and Spanish civil war in an attempt to capture a part of Spain that was starting to disappear.

El castellano de Cela es escuela de florituras que nunca empalagan, culto y rural cuando amerita. Journey to the Alcarria. Tan solo salvo sus primeras obras de la quema. Journey to the Alcarria: He spent around nine days visiting various small towns, sleeping in local inns and talking to those p I downloaded this the night before setting off for a four-day trip to the province of Guadalajara.

Jan 21, Simon rated it liked it. The traveler wanders the Spanish territory of Alcarria. Journey to the Alcarria is quiet and unassuming, observant and beautiful. The old man sits down in the ditch and the traveler lies on his back and looks up at some little clouds, graceful as doves, which are floating in the sky. Published January 21st by Atlantic Monthly Press first published Leaves the reader to draw his own conclusions; the author simply takes each road and peasant or traveling salesman as he finds them.

Si viajar es salir de uno mismo y dejar la querencia para llenarse de lo desconocido, en la mochila aldarria viajero lleva mucho espacio libre.

Journey to the Alcarria – Wikipedia

En Cela, no faltan, sin embargo, la ternura, la luz y el abejorro que provoca la sonrisa del hambriento. All written in a prose mixing a realist and comic tone.


He includes his name, and the place where he was born, in one of the couplets, which he intersperses in his prose. This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

Es cierto que la historia en si no existe, pero los personajes y las situaciones tienen una autenticidad impresionante. It is an escape book written with happiness by someone who has “taken the key of the fields”and this is one of the most rigorous, most important contemporary Spanish writers.

Uno de los mejores libros del siglo XXal decir de Saramago. We also spent some time in Brihuegawhere we had an excellent lunch and where in spite of the rain managed to visit a couple of the Romanesque churches, a castle, and sections of the old wall.

Cela feels for children. A fine, shor Cela prefaces Journey to the Alcarria with a letter to Gregorio Maranon, to whom he dedicates the book. Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. Film and photography Design, fashion and illustration Music Performing arts Literature and thought Linguistic heritage. It felt like a travel more in time than in space.

The steppe and maquis occupy a good part of its soil with a varied and abundant aromatic flora that produces an excellent honey. Want to Read saving…. The Alcarria is a territory in New Castile, northeast of Madrid, surrounding most of the Jkse province.