Results 1 – 17 of 17 A VIAGEM DO ELEFANTE by JOSÉ SARAMAGO and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. the 1 +1 = 1 Collection reinterprets the work A Viagem do Elefante (The Elephant’s Journey) of the Portuguese Nobel laureate of Literature, José Saramago. Gifts for women, from the collection A Viagem do Elefante Vista Alegre. of the Portuguese Nobel laureate of Literature, José Saramago, by David Almeida.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Or, somewhat more tediously, scroll through the list of 86 editions to find the right one. View all 4 comments. 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. A Viagem do Elefante Vase. I hope I’m spared his fate.

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A Viagem do Elefante

Solomon is coerced to kneel by the doors of the basilica, which puts the fear of God into the populace, which also kneels. Saramago felt there was material for a story there and set out to investigate a bit about the historical details of this long journey. Even though he has at least one more book to offer us after this one, there was a passage near eelefante end of The Elephant’s Journey that seemed particularly fitting to me.

Quite an exhausting read because of its style but very funny at times, definitely quirky, and heavens am I really using this word, sweet. The reason this is getting two stars is that frankly it was a bit boring. When it occurs to the king and queen that an elephant would be an appropriate wedding gift, everyone rushes to get them ready: Retrieved from elerante https: They make their way through elffante storied cities of northern Italy: Fortunately, thanks to the inexhaustible generosity of the imagination, we erase faults, fill in lacunae as best we can, forge passages through blind alleys that will remain stubbornly blind, and invent keys to doors that have never had locks.


I chose to listen to this book because it does not employ the normal rules of punctuation. Maximillian arrogantly r This is the story of the book. Refresh and try again. This page was last edited on 21 Mayat It was supposed to be a charming little novel Saramago was having some snacks at a restaurant, when he noticed some engravings of an elephant on the walls.

The major characters are the elephant Solomon and his mahour Subhro. Nor was there any character development that I could tell.

A Viagem do Elefante

Accompanied by the Archduke, his new wifethe royal guard, Soloman and Subhro cross a continent riven by the Reformation and civil wars. I’m afraid whatever subtlety and charm this novel supposedly has was lost on me. She has earned her money. Required Statistics Marketing Detail.

O que eu gostei deste livro: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in Lists with This Book. The Archduke is not amused by the throngs of the pious. For those familar with W. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It would certainly seem so but this is speculation. You have no items in your shopping cart. 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?

Help me decide which of his novels to read next! Read this book to laugh, not to learn of an historical event. It is based elefantte a true event in history: I saw him clearly, sitting in an old comfortable chair in a dimly-lit room, talking in a gravelly voice, telling the story of Solomon the elephant, a wedding gift from a king to an archduke, and the long journey that brought him from Portugal through the Alps and finally to Vienna.


The result is this book. However, Saramago does have a good story to tell here and he tells it well.

The longest I recorded before I stopped counting was 12 pages. It is written with moder Yes, this vigem a book of elefanfe fiction. He seemed to be as bored as me. 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. Saramago was having some snacks at a restaurant, when he noticed some engravings of an elephant on the walls. At last they make their grand entry into the imperial city.

I do not like such writing. Videos About This Book. One bit of interesting subtext occurs when the Archduke and his cortege make their way through the dangerous Brenner Pass. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Soooooo instead, I figured the narrator of this audio book could do the reading for me!