Tales and More Tales from the Mountain

by Miguel Torga | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1857542029 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingNakipawing of Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on 6/24/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNakipawing from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, June 24, 2019
From goodreads.com:

"These brief and telling stories of rustic life and love are set in the remote and barren Tras-os-Montes - "over the mountains" - region of North East Portugal. The author speaks of the men and women living there, complex in emotion and thought, and elusive and thrifty with words."

Journal Entry 2 by wingNakipawing at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, June 24, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (6/25/2019 UTC) at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal

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Miguel Torga is one of my favorite portuguese writers. He's unpretencious, and he always wrote about his home region, Trás-Os-Montes, as if the region needed to be immortalized on paper so that people would not forget.

Journal Entry 3 by wingApoloniaXwing at Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Friday, July 12, 2019
Thank you so much - this looks very interesting!

Journal Entry 4 by wingApoloniaXwing at Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Friday, April 10, 2020
Today I finished the last of these beautiful stories - it took me a while, as I read one per day, and thus had started 45 days ago. It's a great collection, the stories capture life in the Tras-os-Montes region so well - not that I know the region, but that's what's coming across strongly. Most are rather sad, as poverty is widespread, some are touching, others surprising. There were only very few I couldn't relate to.
I had planned to take the book with me to Portugal and give it to a friend whom I had planned to meet there, my journey was to start tomorrow. But this is not going to happen due to the corona crisis. Hopefully in September. And the book is travelling by mail.

Journal Entry 5 by wingApoloniaXwing at Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Friday, April 10, 2020

Released 11 mos ago (4/11/2020 UTC) at Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany

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So this is coming by mail instead of a Lisbon meet-up. And now we can't even meet in Berlin (for the time being) ... I miss our after-work mini-ups!
Hope you like it!

Journal Entry 6 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
I would have left for Lissabon in 2 days. Instead, I get to read this little book to put me in the mood of Portugal. Can't wait to see you again, ApoloniaX, in Berlin or Portugal or wherever. And in the meantime I'll do what you did: read 1 chapter per day. Thanks for sending me the book!

Journal Entry 7 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Sunday, June 07, 2020
I'm not the biggest fan of short stories, but this little book was very enjoyable. I liked the vivid descriptions of the people and area. I've never read much about or from Portugal, so this was a great little introduction.

Journal Entry 8 by grovalskii at Cemitério dos Prazeres in Lisboa - Estrela, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, September 18, 2020

Released 5 mos ago (9/18/2020 UTC) at Cemitério dos Prazeres in Lisboa - Estrela, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal

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I finally managed to travel to Lisboa! On my first day here I coincidentally found the grave of several Portuguese authors. This seemed a fitting place to leave this little book.

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