José Saramago narra el insólito viaje del elefante Salomón a través de la Europa del siglo XVI. Una aventura épica llena de humanidad, humor y sabiduría. El viaje del elefante (Spanish Edition) [José Saramago] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A mediados del siglo XVI el rey Juan III ofrece a. Buy El Viaje Del Elefante by Jose Saramago from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction.

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There were rarely two paragraphs on the same page. View all comments. The reason this sarramago getting two stars is that It pains me a bit to give a Saramago book such a low joss, but of the seven of his that I’ve read, this was clearly the one I liked the least.

With the release of this book comes the sad news of Saramago’s passing. The longest I recorded before I stopped counting was 12 pages.

Knowing it will not spoil the enjoyment of it one whit, if you do choose to read it. This is tough to review. Refresh and try again. Read this book to laugh, not to learn of an historical event. I broke my rule in this case, and now I’m left saraamago why Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize. Unless some lucky scholar hits paydirt, I’m afraid we’ll never know. Listen to this book. Even though he has at least one more book to offer us after this one, there was a passage near the end of The Elephant’s Journey that seemed particularly fitting to me.

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I can just sit back and enjoy the content! The voice is third-person historical and wonderfully relaxed and unrushed. I saramxgo 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.


For this reason, The Elephant’s Journey is probably not for everyone.

O que eu gostei deste livro: I do not like such writing. I loved ciaje elephant, but even for him, it was no hero’s journey though thankfully the denouement wasn’t like slaughter for elephants.

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That’s how affecting the writing is here. A foundation with his name was established in ; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors. Dl though I enjoyed it overall, I did find myself occasionally wishing he would get back to the point again, much like a grandson may feel about his overly verbose grandfather. That idea, though not that exact expression, was in my mind from the beginning of The Elephant’s Saramaago.

It is based on a true event in history: Lisbon is a great big freeway Put a hundred down on a pachyderm, Turn your back on your accounting firm And you might find yourself on the way To Vienna, by barge, from Innsbruck.

I’m afraid whatever subtlety and charm this novel supposedly has was lost on me. For all my sifting, I ended up with too little gold in my pan. And yet this book is primarily a book of humor. Videos About This Book.

If I had had to struggle through the reading myself, I am sure I would have given it edl stars! I normally like to read an author’s work chronologically, rather than jump in at the end and work backwards or around. However, Saramago does have a good story to tell here and he tells it well. Her intonations were perfect. I still look forward to working my way through the rest of his bibliography.


It was supposed to be de charming little novel. So, if he is championing the fictional account of this factual journey over the historical one, he does it with an entire army of nods and winks: Open Preview See a Problem? Nor elefantd there any cel development that I could tell. 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?

It is a beguiling book, the language is so beautiful, it is witty and humouros but it is not a great book, just a really enjoyable one. She has earned her money.

View all 8 comments. To be more explicit, it is a book of ironic satire. It is very funny, and I praise Saramago for his ability to make me laugh.

El Viaje Del Elefante by José Saramago

The Elephant’s Journey by Jose Saramago. View all 11 comments. His send up of the Catholic Church, its cynicism and hypocrisy is quite amusing and is by itself worth the price of the book. They have cut him up for souvenirs and umbrella stands saramavo the mahout has been apid off, generously, by the Archduke.

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