A Viagem do Elefante (E–book)

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A Viagem do Elefante

A Viagem do Elefante Summary ✓ 8 Summary Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ José Saramago review A Viagem do Elefante Inventadas ue nos faz viver simultaneamente na realidade e na ficção; um olhar sobre a humanidade em ue a ironia e o sarcasmo marcas da lucidez implacável do autor se combinam com a compaixão solidária com ue o autor observa as frauezas humanasEscrita dez anos após a atribuição do Prémio Nobel A Viagem do Elefante mostra nos um Saramago em todo o seu esplendor literário. It pains me a bit to give a Saramago book such a low rating but of the seven of his that I ve read this was clearly the one I liked the least It s not that I disliked it In fact I was going to go for the third star but when I looked at what rating I had given the other six Saramago books I ve read I had to knock it down to two as I definitely liked The Cave better and that only got three Anyways enough of my personal Saramago rating history The reason this is getting two stars is that frankly it was a bit boring Yes there were still some moments where Saramago wowed in his particular way but mostly it was 200 pages about an elephant traveling from Portugal to Austria in the 16th century It was about as exciting as it sounds Written shortly before he died one is left with the feeling that Saramago s amazing writing talents were starting to fade The Elephant s Journey doesn t make me look any less fondly on Jose Saramago it is simply his book I have liked the least Nothing nothing less I still look forward to working my way through the rest of his bibliography Protocoalele sedintelor de spiritism o sarcasmo marcas da lucidez implacável do autor se combinam com a compaixão solidária com ue Rain Will Come o autor Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behaviour (or, How to Understand Those Who Cannot Be Understood) Audio Download: Thomas Erikson, David John, Penguin Audio o seu esplendor literário. It pains me a bit to give a Saramago book such a low rating but Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behaviour (or, How to Understand Those Who Cannot Be Understood) Audio Download: Thomas Erikson, David John, Penguin Audio of the seven Wierms Egg of his that I ve read this was clearly the The Glass Artists Studio Handbook: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Glass (Studio Handbook Series) one I liked the least It s not that I disliked it In fact I was going to go for the third star but when I looked at what rating I had given the Miracles et signes divins dans le Coran other six Saramago books I ve read I had to knock it down to two as I definitely liked The Cave better and that Next Level Spiritual Warfare only got three Anyways enough Les Dieux et Dieu of my personal Saramago rating history The reason this is getting two stars is that frankly it was a bit boring Yes there were still some moments where Saramago wowed in his particular way but mostly it was 200 pages about an elephant traveling from Portugal to Austria in the 16th century It was about as exciting as it sounds Written shortly before he died Miroir des pays: Une anabase ottomane a travers linde et lasie centrale (Sindbad) on Jose Saramago it is simply his book I have liked the least Nothing nothing less I still look forward to working my way through the rest Revelry Taint #1 of his bibliography

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A Viagem do Elefante Summary ✓ 8 Summary Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ José Saramago review A Viagem do Elefante Os deu obras primas como Memorial do Convento ou O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis José Saramago coloca agora nas mãos dos leitores esta obra excepcional ue é A Viagem do ElefanteNeste livro escrito em condições de saúde muito precárias não sabemos o ue mais admirar o estilo pessoal do autor exercido ao nível das suas melhores obras; uma combinação de personagens reais e. Saramago was having some snacks at a restaurant when he noticed some engravings of an elephant on the walls He enuired about it and was informed about an elephant back in the sixteenth century who had journeyed across the continent and through the peninsula and then passed on into legend Saramago felt there was material for a story there and set out to investigate a bit about the historical details of this long journey The result is this book It was supposed to be a charming little novel This reviewer is sorry to report that while this is an interesting example of how good authors can pluck good stories out of thin air there was nothing here that was of real interest to him in terms of engaging characters historical significance or even a good yarn

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A Viagem do Elefante Summary ✓ 8 Summary Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ José Saramago review A Viagem do Elefante Em meados do século XVI o rei D João III oferece a seu primo o aruiduue Maximiliano da Áustria genro do imperador Carlos V um elefante indiano ue há dois anos se encontra em Belém vindo da ÍndiaDo facto histórico ue foi essa oferta não abundam os testemunhos Mas há alguns Com base nesses escassos elementos e sobretudo com uma poderosa imaginação de ficcionista ue já n. Here is a wonderful story especially I think if you have a deep connection to animals It is the story of Solomon the Elephant and his keeper Subhro and their journey as a gift from King Joao III of Portugal to his cousin Archduke Maximillian Hapsburgs in 1540 or so The voice is third person historical and wonderfully relaxed and unrushed It is a novelist s voice embellishing on historical factIt 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 lostOmniscience is avoided This is especially evident in the narrator s refusal or inability to enter the thoughts of Solomon The animal is thus shown a certain respect and the limitations of the voice are clearly indicatedWe do not know what he Solomon is thinking but in the midst of these Alps we can be sure of one thing he is not a happy elephantAs I read about the passage of the archduke and his cortege in their passage through the snowy Alps I was filled with foreboding That s how affecting the writing is here One is entirely taken up with the plight of this elephant an animal of the tropics being forced through a snowy rocky landscape Saramago uses a run on sentence style stringing long passages together with commas and disdaining standard capitalization This has the clever effect of slowing the reader down almost as a caesura in verse making one concentrate intently on how the language is deployed Saramago was both a Communist and a famous atheist His send up of the Catholic Church its cynicism and hypocrisy is uite amusing and is by itself worth the price of the book Especially amusing is the miracle cynically wrought in Padua by an ecclesiastic of that city Solomon is coerced to kneel by the doors of the basilica which puts the fear of God into the populace which also kneels This story then precedes Solomon along his route The Archduke is not amused by the throngs of the pious One bit of interesting subtext occurs when the Archduke and his cortege make their way through the dangerous Brenner Pass For those familar with WG Sebald s The Rings of Saturn you know that the Brenner Pass is central to that book and the author offers some of his enigmatic photographs of it When Saramago s narrative reaches the Brenner pass he begins to discuss the difficulties of descriptive writing then saysIt 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 enterpriseIs this a swipe at Sebald who according to some Saramago may have been one cheats by using photos It would certainly seem so but this is speculation Unless some lucky scholar hits paydirt I m afraid we ll never know


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  1. says: Summary Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ José Saramago A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) José Saramago ✓ 8 Read & Download

    Summary Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ José Saramago A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) This is the story of the book Knowing it will not spoil the enjoyment of it one whit if you do choose to read itThe story is based on the Portuguese King Joao III's gift of an elephant to the Archduke Maximillian and the delivery of the gift from Lisbon to Vienna The major characters are the elephant Solomon and his mahour Subhro The story is of the King what happens on the journey to the officers who escort

  2. says: A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) José Saramago ✓ 8 Read & Download Summary Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ José Saramago

    A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) José Saramago ✓ 8 Read & Download a fall from grace can come very swiftly or as the Romans used to say the Tarpeian Rock is close to the Capitol That idea though not that exact expression was in my mind from the beginning of The Elephant's JourneyA very likeable char

  3. says: A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) Summary Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ José Saramago review A Viagem do Elefante

    Summary Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ José Saramago A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) Here is a wonderful story especially I think if you have a deep connection to animals It is the story of Solomon

  4. says: A Viagem do Elefante (E–book)

    A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) Saramago was having some snacks at a restaurant when he noticed some engravings of an elephant on the walls He enuired about it and was informed about an elephant back in the sixteenth century who had journeyed across the continent and through the peninsula and then passed on into legend Saramago felt there was material for a story there a

  5. says: Summary Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ José Saramago A Viagem do Elefante (E–book)

    review A Viagem do Elefante José Saramago ✓ 8 Read & Download A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) Do You Know the Way to Pan José?I'm afraid whatever subtlety and charm this novel supposedly has was lost on meI normally like to read an author's work chronologically rather than jump in at the end and work backwards or around I broke my rule in this case and now I'm left wondering why Saramago was awarded the Nobel Pr

  6. says: review A Viagem do Elefante A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) José Saramago ✓ 8 Read & Download

    A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) José Saramago ✓ 8 Read & Download Yes this is a book of historical fiction It is based on a true event in history “In 1551 King João III of Portugal gave Archduke Maximilian an unusual wedding present an elephant named Solomon The elephant's journey from Lisbon to Vienna was witnessed and remarked upon by scholars historians and ordinary peop

  7. says: review A Viagem do Elefante A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) Summary Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ José Saramago

    A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) shortly after he began writing the elephant’s journey in 2007 josé saramago was stricken with pneumonia and would conclude the year hospitali

  8. says: review A Viagem do Elefante José Saramago ✓ 8 Read & Download A Viagem do Elefante (E–book)

    A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) It pains me a bit to give a Saramago book such a low rating but of the seven of his that I've read this was clearly the one I liked the least I

  9. says: Summary Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ José Saramago A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) José Saramago ✓ 8 Read & Download

    Summary Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ José Saramago José Saramago ✓ 8 Read & Download review A Viagem do Elefante Others have repeated the story and given the background to Saramago writing this book which is written in long long sente

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    A Viagem do Elefante (E–book) I had the strangest feeling while reading The Elephant's Journey I felt like a child being told a story by an old and indul

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