El viaje del elefante

El viaje del elefante

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Recounts the epic voyage of Salomon the elephant, and the journey it undertook to satisfy royal whims, in a mix of real and imaginary facts that leads us to recognize reality and fiction as an indissoluble unity.

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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.

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A mediados del siglo XVI el rey Juan III ofrece a su primo, el archiduque Maximiliano de Austria, un elefante asiático. Esta novela cuenta el viaje épico de ese elefante llamado Salomón que tuvo que recorrer Europa por caprichos reales y absurdas estrategias.

El viaje del elefante no es un libro histórico, es una combinación de hechos reales e inventados que nos hace sentir la realidad y la ficción como una unidad indisoluble, como algo propio de la gran literatura. Una reflexión sobre la humanidad en la que el humor y la ironía, marcas de la implacable lucidez del autor, se unen a la compasión con la que José Saramago observa las flaquezas humanas.

Escrita diez años después de la concesión del Premio Nobel, El viaje del elefante nos muestra a un Saramago en todo su esplendor literario.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION During the mid-sixteenth century, king John III of Portugal presented his cousin Maximilian, the archduke of Austria, with an Asian elephant. This novel recounts the epic voyage of Salomon the elephant, and the journey it undertook to satisfy royal whims. El viaje del elefante is a mix of real and imaginary facts that leads us to recognize reality and fiction as an indissoluble unity. It is also a reflection on the human condition, where humor and irony, marks of the ruthless clarity of the author, come together with the compassion with which Saramago views human weaknesses.


Baker
& Taylor

Recounts the epic voyage of Salomon the elephant, a journey made to satisfy the royal whims of the 16th century Portuguese King John III, in a mix of real and imaginary facts designed to show reality and fiction as an indissoluble unity.

Publisher: Buenos Aires : Alfaguare S. A. Ediciones, [2008]
Edition: 1. edición
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9789870411697
987041169X
Branch Call Number: SPA FICTION SARAM...J
Characteristics: 270 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Río, Pilar del 1950-

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