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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So far, the writing is charmingly amusing, sly and pointed and wonderful in it’s own right, never elefanet the story which I am also enjoying.

A Viagem do Elefante

For those familar with W. Retrieved 6 April The reason this is getting two stars is that 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. 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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This article is written like a personal reflection, personal essay, or argumentative essay that states a Wikipedia editor’s personal feelings or presents an original argument about a topic. I broke my rule in this case, and now I’m left wondering why Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize. 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. 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. So far, fritz as subhro is called by the Austrians has been a vital character at every turn, be it dramatic or comic, even at the risk of cutting a ridiculous figure whenever a pinch of the ludicrous was felt to be necessary or merely tactically advisable for the narrative, putting up with humiliations without a word of protest or a flicker of emotion, careful not to let it be known that without him, there would be no one to deliver the goods, or in this case, to take the elephant to Vienna.

Notes on reading the book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had the strangest feeling while reading The Elephant’s Journey – I felt like a child, being told a story by an old and indulgent grandparent.

If I thought they were all like this, I wouldn’t read any more but they can’t possibly be so I’ll give him another chance. Saramago is very good at inventing keys, elecante with them, he opens a succession of doors in the narrative; I imagine him blithely doing the same throughout his life.

The Elephant’s Journey by Jose Saramago. They brave the Alps and the terrifying Isarco and Brenner Passes ; they sail from Rosas across the Mediterranean Sea and later up the Inn River elephants, it turns out, are natural sailors. The result is this book. Solomon is coerced to kneel by the doors vigem the basilica, which puts the fear of God into the populace, which also kneels.

In the hands of a lesser writer, this story would either have stagnated or, worse, it would have been utterly mangled by an editor. If I had had to struggle through the reading myself, I am sure I would have given it less stars! 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. It was about as exciting as it sounds. He was a member of daramago Portuguese Communist Party.


There was no narrative arc that I could detect, unless you count the climb upwards through the Alps. The skeptics are quite right when they say that the history of humanity is one long succession of missed opportunities.

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Saramago was perfectly competent at establishing the feel of era Portugal, but every now and again the third person narrative anachronistically mentioned “all’s well that ends well” 50 years before Shakespeare used the term, if you don’t attribute it to John Heywood infilm, cameras and “the third way” between capitalism and communism, without any apparent purpose or effect, other than to alienate me, the reader.

One is entirely taken sxramago with the plight of this elephant, an animal of the tropics, fo forced through a snowy rocky landscape. Como ponto alto elejo a amizade cornaca-elefante.

A Viagem do Elefante

Want to Read saving…. There were rarely two paragraphs on the same page. I can just sit back and enjoy the content! A Latin text I never really got to grips with. Open Preview See a Problem? Published November 1st by Editorial Caminho first published