Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture by JosT Saramago buy used Used & Rare price $8.31 new from$16.72 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Trade paperback Publisher: Harvest Books Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0156007134 ISBN - 13:9780156007139 Seller Comments: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 464 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. From the Publisher When José Saramago decided some twenty years ago to write a book about Portugal, his only desire was that it be unlike all other books on the subject, and in this he has certainly succeeded. Recording the events and observations of a journey across the length and breadth of the country he loves dearly, Saramago brings Portugal to life as only a writer of his brilliance can. Forfeiting sources of information such as tourist guides and road maps, he scours the country with the eyes and ears of an observer fascinated by the ancient myths and history of his people. Whether an inaccessible medieval fortress set on a cliff, a wayside chapel thick with cobwebs, or a grand mansion in the city, the extraordinary places of this land come alive with kings, warriors, painters, explorers, writers, saints, and sinners. Always meticulously attentive to those elements of ancient Portugal that persist today, Saramago examines the country in its current period of rapid transition and growth.Infused with the tenderness and intelligence that have become familiar to his readers, Saramago''s Journey to Portugal is an ode of love for a country and its rich traditions.