A jangada de pedra

Then they are joined by Pedro Orce, a pharmacist who feels the Earth shake, a movement confirmed by seismographs. Everyone acted differently, and unpredictably. Views Read Edit View history. Imagine standing on Corvo, the most northern island of the Azores, and watching the Iberian peninsula drifting by, this gigantic Stone Raft, at a speed of 50 kilometers per hour. Want to Read saving….

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The Iberian Peninsula breaks off from Europe and takes the people of Portugal janggada Spain on a harrowing and spiritual ride.

But no, I floated in Portuguese flutuar — flotar and I enjoyed the different waters — less salty. Everything You Need to Know.

A Jangada de Pedra

The narrator is self-aware and engages in a sort of critical, philosophical conversation with the reader at times. Return to Book Page. This presents a problem since each has offered herself a single time to Pedro out of pity, so the fatherhood is jwngada.

Ogni situazione diventa un grimaldello nelle mani di un giocoliere abilissimo e molto umano, ma troppo compiaciuto delle sue acrobazie intellettuali e della sua stessa supponenza, fino a farne gioco letterario. So in their letters home, the inveterate exiteers write " It just wasn't my kind of book.

Presidente de Portugal Manuel Galiana Here, in The Stone Rafthe narrates a story when the Iberian Peninsula suddenly breaks away from the rest of Europe and floats toward the Azores.

A Jangada de Pedra by José Saramago (5 star ratings)

Within this situation, five characters converge, each for a different reason. Foreign Films to watch. View all 14 peddra. The wandering chevaliers are literary heirs of Don Quixote, and the featured donkey can only be named Platero Platero and Iand the characters have expressed concern about where Antonio Machado was buried.

Can't say I enjoyed this book very much although I suspect that its allegorical dimension went over my head. It is written without quotation marks and page long pa I read this novel for one of my book groups and it is one of my least favorite book group selections.

Or think of Joaquim and his friends walking all the way to the northern boundary where Spain broke off from France, crawling the last few meters on all fours for fear of falling off, to the point where the French Pyrenees should have been but instead, an meter high precipice appears with the Atlantic Ocean foaming at the bottom. Thanks for telling us about the problem. But return that is, above all, awareness identity of peninsular inheritance before the threats of cultural colonization.

Saramago's house in Lanzarote is also open to the public. Apr 05, Khaled. To view it, click here. If you aren't up for a challenge, don't read it! After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.

It's an interesti The geographical parallel to Saramago's "Blindness", this book focuses on a sequence of small events that results in the separation of the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe. View all 5 comments. To ask other readers questions about A Jangada janfada Pedraplease sign up. And to pursue the object of desire, takes us nangada the realm of freedom and the dream, the utopia of pdra text itself.

Beautiful and thought-provoking, as is always to be expected from Saramago. An interesting premise with satirical implications for the cultural and political position of Portugal is stretched out to fit an entire novel when it would've been better served by a short story or essay. Don't be put off from this one.

I felt it tended to lag too much at critical junctures and found that distracting. Still need to figure out a lot of it and I may have to read it again. Oriol rated it did not like it Dec 25, I loved these novels: The Stone Raft is a brilliant book, its success coming as much from Saramago's love of language as his capacity to tell an absolutely riveting tale.

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