Backwards Out of the Big World: Voyage into Portugal

Backwards Out of the Big World Voyage into Portugal The Portuguese acquired a huge empire and almost unimaginable grandeur earlier than the British and they hung on to their colonies until later Since the death of the dictator Salazar the country has

  • Title: Backwards Out of the Big World: Voyage into Portugal
  • Author: Paul Hyland
  • ISBN: 9780002555562
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Portuguese acquired a huge empire and almost unimaginable grandeur earlier than the British, and they hung on to their colonies until later Since the death of the dictator Salazar, the country has ridden the switchback of radicalism and reaction Paul Hyland arrived in Lisbon in a cargo boat Two centuries earlier, the novelist Henry Fielding voyaged to what he calledThe Portuguese acquired a huge empire and almost unimaginable grandeur earlier than the British, and they hung on to their colonies until later Since the death of the dictator Salazar, the country has ridden the switchback of radicalism and reaction Paul Hyland arrived in Lisbon in a cargo boat Two centuries earlier, the novelist Henry Fielding voyaged to what he called the nastiest city in the world to die The city he saw was largely demolished by an earthquake the following year Fielding s Voyage to Lisbon was the catalyst for Hyland s journey up the River Tagus to the heart of Portugal, through the countryside He meets fishwives and bullfighters, communes with the ghosts of the writers who preceded not only Fielding, but also Camoes and Pessoa and encounters Portugal s own once and future king, DomSebastiao, reputed to have died in 1578, but actually alive and well and waiting to answer his country s call.

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    1. This is a bit of a love story with Portugal and all of its history. Published in 1996 it is now 20 years old, so maybe it's a bit out of date. Although the history will stand. Portugal is a country I've yet to visit although over the last few years I've increasingly wanted to go, learning there's a lot more to it than concrete holiday resorts on the coast. This book is crammed to bursting with history, facts, anecdotes. I've learned a lot about Portugal, most of which I have already forgotten. I [...]


    2. Story of Portuguese history and culture told around author's trip along the Tagus River from the Atlantic to the Spanish border. Travel and culture worked well, but I found the history tough going.Recommended for those with a strong interest in the country, but I preferred Datus Proper's Last Old Place: Search through Portugal as more "approachable".


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