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Help me decide which of his novels to read next! A foundation with his name was established in ; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors. So far, the writing is charmingly amusing, sly and pointed and wonderful in viajw own right, never mind the elefamte which I am also enjoying. That idea, though not that exact expression, was in my mind from the beginning of The Elephant’s Journey. It’s not my trip, it’s in the book!

El Viaje Del Elefante by José Saramago

One bit of interesting subtext occurs when the Archduke and his cortege make their way through the dangerous Brenner Pass. I chose to listen to this book because it does not employ the normal rules of punctuation.

To be more explicit, it is a book of saramgo satire. He seemed to be as bored as me. In the middle of the story he may take a few sentences to ruminate whimsically about the nature of royalty or the use of specific language or even his own role in the narrative itself.


El Viaje Del Elefante

I still look forward to working my way through the rest of his bibliography. In the hands of a lesser writer, this story would either elefange stagnated or, worse, it would have been utterly mangled by an editor.

She has earned her money. Here is a wonderful story, especially, I think, if you have a deep connection to animals. All suggestions, my Goodreads friends, are welcome.

The narrator was excellent. Prvi susret sa Saramagom It is based on a true event in history: It’s not that I disliked it.

View all comments. O que eu gostei deste livro: I didn’t wonder for long, as he went on to say: Quite an exhausting read elrfante of its style but very funny at times, definitely quirky, and heavens am I really using this word, sweet.

Saramago wrote this book quite late in his life and I wondered if he had doubts or regrets about what he had achieved in his writing career or if he worried about the security of his position as the leading Portuguese writer of the twentieth century. Read this book to laugh, not to learn of an historical event.

It would certainly seem so but this is speculation. 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. Perhaps not an outright liar, but clever and inventive when it comes to filling in lacunae; while describing the beauty of the mountains through which the elephant travels, and clearly never having visited the location as any writer worthy of the name would surely do he impliesSaramago wriggles neatly out of any precise description: It was supposed to be a charming little novel.


As I read about the passage of the archduke and his cortege in their passage through the snowy Alps I was filled with foreboding. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The story is of the King, what happens on the journey to the officers who escort the elephant and at the end of the journey, the Archduke.

See 1 question about El Viaje Del Elefante…. Saramago is very good at inventing keys, and with them, he opens a succession of doors in the narrative; I imagine him blithely doing the same throughout his life. This is the story of the book. It was about as exciting as it sounds. Refresh and try again. Soooooo instead, I figured the narrator of this audio book could do the reading for me!

Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in Saramago’s house in Lanzarote is also open to the public.

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