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JOURNEY TO THE ALCARRIA Travels through the Spanish Countryside by Camilo Jose C

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A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
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JOURNEY TO THE ALCARRIA Travels through the Spanish Countryside by Camilo Jose Cela (Spain)

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A translation of an account of a walking tour taken by Cela of the Alcarria region of northeastern Spain in the 1940s. This is a used travel book in good condition: clean with light reading wear and age. See photos for cover blurb and sample pages(s). The book in the photos is the actual book you will receive - enjoy!

Publisher's blurb: awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize for Literature, Camilo Jos 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 countryside the 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 portray ing what he observed in a direct colloquial style. Scroll down to see cover blurb, sample pages and condition - enjoy!

Details: Published:1990 by Traveler. 139 pages.

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