The trip elephant.
"The potential importance to use a word instead of another, here, beyond a
more accurate verb, an adjective less visible, and finally it seems nothing is everything. "José Saramago
And based on that opinion, the epic journey we elephant Solomon, guided by his cornaca Subhra, and the nimble and capricious Saramago's prose, which surrounds the historic event with its own irony of the wise, at least some breeding group protagonists, the very essence of the sixteenth century.
Christianity and monarchy, surround this gift of King John III of Portugal, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria, with syntactic vagaries, approaches and strategies fabulous contemporary language, making the journey of the elephant, is a satire of the friendly game between the two powers.
Touching the historical reality, this long story full of ecumenism, introduces some of the threads that flowed into Western culture, the ideal of peace and love of the Hindu religion, in the 60s of the twentieth century in a map without dialogues, the hand of a passenger tanning.
Ojeando rivalries and measuring the forces, are the vagaries of consenting subjects.
The truth is almost impossible, since the size and capacity of the animal, surrounded by legend and astonishment, became Christian, and even his possible intellect, the patience of the expanding empire to match their pace and their aromas.
The anachronisms are a natural addition to the critical view of Saramago, portraying people as cities and their cultural and political history sinuosa, emulating other crossings.
You feel a special joy to read.
José Saramago, Portuguese writer, one of today's most popular novelists in the world. Journalist and member of the Portuguese Communist Party suffered censorship and persecution during the dictatorship of Salazar. She joined the "Carnation Revolution" that brought democracy to Portugal, in 1974. Remained skeptical and intellectual and maintains an ethics and aesthetics above political partisanship, and committed to the human race, we are warned about "the responsibility of having eyes while others lost." In 1998 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature.