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So far, fritz as subhro is called by the Austrians has been a vital character at every turn, be it dramatic or comic, even at the risk of cutting a ridiculous figure whenever a pinch of the ludicrous was felt to be necessary or merely tactically advisable for the narrative, putting up with humiliations sadamago a word of protest or a flicker of emotion, careful not to sl it be known that without him, there would be no one to deliver the goods, or in this case, to take the elephant to Vienna.

The longest I recorded before I stopped counting was 12 pages. I hope I’m spared his fate. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. Then, given Saramago’s reputation, you feel tempted to start again. His use of language is as hose beautiful, and his sense of observation unique and intricate.

Unless some lucky scholar hits paydirt, I’m afraid we’ll never know.


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

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Our subhro enjoys his status, high above the army of accompanying soldiers like a capital on the top of a column. The Archduke is not vije by the throngs of the pious. Those who like their tales straight and to the point should pass this one by, as it will be more frustrating than rewarding. View all 13 comments.

El Viaje Del Elefante by José Saramago

It would certainly seem so but this is speculation. Como ponto alto elejo a amizade cornaca-elefante. A frase “O elefante caga, pois caga”, nunca surge no livro. I saw him clearly, sitting in an old comfortable chair in a dimly-lit room, talking in a gravelly voice, telling the story of Solomon the elephant, a wedding gift from a king to an archduke, and the long journey that brought him from Portugal through the Alps and finally to Vienna.

That is what I think.

It is based on a true event in history: Thanks for telling us about the problem. It was about as exciting as it sounds. Read this book to laugh, not to learn of an historical event. It is very funny, and I praise Saramago for his ability to make me laugh. They are not meant to be. With the release of this book comes the sad news of Josd passing.


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. Is this a swipe at Sebald, who, saraago to some—Saramago may have been one—cheats by using photos?

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El Viaje Del Elefante

Videos About This Book. It was supposed to be a charming little novel Saramago was having some snacks at a restaurant, when he noticed some engravings of an elephant on the walls. The result is this book. Prvi susret sa Saramagom Help me decide which of his novels to read next! It is written with moder Yes, this is a book of historical fiction. Instead, I was surprised to find a joyous and lighthearted tale of adventure filled with humor.

View all 8 comments. Then you start to get bored and doze off for about pages in the middle, and then you ‘wake up’ again, start paying attention, and read the fantastic ending, and wonder how you got there in the first place.

The elephant’s journey from Lisbon to Vienna was witnessed and remarked upon by scholars, historians, and ordinary people.