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Journey to the Alcarria

Journey to the Alcarria (Paperback)

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Awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize for Literature, Camilo Jose Cela has long been recognized as one of the preeminent Spanish writers of the twentieth century. Journey to the Alcarria is the best known of his vagabundajes, Cela s term for his books of travels, sketchbooks of regions or provinces. The Alcarria is a territory in New Castile, northeast of Madrid, surrounding most of the Guadalajara province. The region is high, rocky, and dry, and is famous for its honey. Cela himself is the traveler, an urban intellectual wandering from village to village, through farms and along country roads, in search of the Spanish character. Cela relishes his encounters with the simple, honest people of the Spanish countrysidethe blushing maid in the tavern, the small-town shopkeeper with airs of grandeur lonely for companionship, the old peasant with his donkey who freely shares his bread and blanket with the stranger. These vignettes are narrated in a fresh, clear prose that is wonderfully evocative. As the New York Times wrote, Cela is an outspoken observer of human life who built his reputation on portraying what he observed in a direct colloquial style. "

Travel & MapsTravel writingClassic travel writingTravel & MapsTravel writingExpeditions Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press Publication Date: 21/01/1994 ISBN-13: 9780871133793  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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