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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.

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.

The narrator was excellent. Sebald’s The Rings of Elefate you know that the Brenner Pass is central to that book and the author offers some of his enigmatic photographs of it.

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.

View all 22 comments. I chose to listen to this book because it does not employ the normal rules of punctuation. A foundation with his name was established in ; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors. It’s hard to understand just why the archduke Maximilian should have decided to make such a journey at this time of year [winter], but that is how it is set down in history, as an incontrovertible, documented fact, supported by historians and confirmed by the novelist, who must be forgiven for taking certain liberties with names, not only because it is his right to invent, but also because he had to fill in certain gaps so that the sacred coherence of the story was not lost.


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View all 13 comments. Yes, there were still some moments where Saramago wowed in his particular way, but mostly it was pages about an elephant traveling from Portugal to Eleafnte in the 16th century. I broke my rule in this case, and now I’m left wondering why Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize. I hope I’m spared his fate.

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? E depois temos esta Viagem do Elefante.

Instead, I was surprised to find a joyous and lighthearted tale of adventure filled with humor. Anyways, enough of my personal Saramago rating history. Soooooo instead, I figured the narrator of this audio book could do the reading for me! As the story ends and we are drifting off to sleep, grandfather Jose quietly steps out of the room and closes the door behind him.

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El Viaje Del Elefante

Is this a swipe at Sebald, who, according to some—Saramago may have been one—cheats by using photos? Maximillian arrogantly r This is the story of the book. The longest I recorded before I stopped counting was 12 pages. Como ponto alto elejo a amizade cornaca-elefante. Maximillian arrogantly renames the elephant from Solomon to Suleiman and the mahout to an inappropriate “Fritz”.


In the final analysis ‘The Elephant’s Journey’ feels like a fable, a story told and retold so many times that its more fanciful notes fit right in with the elements of realism, and a moral sensibility that holds true from beginning to end.

To ask other readers questions about El Viaje Del Elefanteplease sign up. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. And the we is sometimes the narrator and the reader, sometimes the narrator and the characters, so that we, the readers, eventually become absorbed into the narrative and the we comes to be narrator, characters and readers, all rolled up in one; we are transformed in spite of ourselves, changed utterly on reading his words because Saramago believes in the transforming power of fiction: This is especially evident in the narrator’s refusal or inability to enter the thoughts of Solomon.

It’s hard to understand just why the archduke Maximilian should have decided to make such a j Here is a wonderful story, especially, I think, if you have a deep connection to animals.

El Viaje Del Elefante by José Saramago

I say to you, it is better to be a novelist, a fiction writer, a liar. This is the story of the book.

It is written with modern terminology.