Roads to Santiago A Modern-Day Pilgrimage Through Spain by Cees Nooteboom

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Roads to Santiago is an evocative travelogue through the sights, sounds, and smells of a little known Spain-its architecture, art, history, landscapes, villages, and people. And as much as it is the story of his travels, it is an elegant and detailed chronicle of Cees Nooteboom's thirty-five-year love affair with his adopted second country.

Cited by: 2. Roads to Santiago is an exquisite travel book brimming with history, landscapes, old churches and older villages.

Like most travel writing of quality the book is also filled with internal dialogue, wry and sensitive observations, a sharp wit and a mastery of both the subject and language/5.

" The Road to Santiago is an exquisitely written, courageous, and irresistible portrait of a personal pilgrimage in search of a broader understanding of life and self." A gentle read In the spring ofKathryn Harrison set out to walk the part of the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela with her 12 year old daughter/5.

Roads to Santiago is an evocative travelogue through the sights, sounds, and smells of a little known Spain-its architecture, art, history, landscapes, villages, and people.

And as much as it is the story of his travels, it is an elegant and detailed chronicle of Cees Nooteboom's thirty-five-year love affair with his adopted second country.

He presents a world not visible to the casual tourist /5. The Road to Santiago is an exquisitely written, courageous, and irresistible portrait of a personal pilgrimage in search of a broader understanding of life and self.

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Roads to Santiago is a fine, broad introduction to Spain. Much of Nooteboom himself comes through, the traveller imposing himself and how he perceives the places seen, but he Roads to Santiago book a good and only occasionally misleading guide.

An enjoyable book, well-written, it can be recommended to anyone interested in Spain. Click to read more about Roads to Santiago by Cees Nooteboom. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking Roads to Santiago book for booklovers. This book is a combination of a cultural travelogue and a writer's imaginative journey.

Nooteboom presents 25 essays about Spain, a country for which he has great affection. /5(14). The Roads to Santiago de Compostela (in Situ) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering.

The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. I found this interesting book in the gift shop of the castle located on the top of the big rock in downtown Lourdes (France).

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Traveling from side road to side road. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: pages: illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm: Responsibility: Cees Nooteboom. To fully appreciate the riches of this unique route, look no further than The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago, a fascinating step-by-step guide to the cultural history of the Road for pilgrims, hikers, and armchair travelers alike.

Organized geographically, the book covers aspects of the terrain, places of interest, history, artistic monuments, and Cited by: 4.

About this book. Designated as World Heritage sites inthe ancient pilgrimage routes to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela have seen an astonishing rise in the number of pilgrims undertaking the route for purposes of religion or tourism. I'm Yaz Rooney, a pilgrim of the thousand year old sacred road to Santiago.

If you have heard the mystical call of the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James, or simply The Way), and are looking for information that will help you prepare physically, mentally and spiritually for the journey ahead, then you have come to the right place.

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In The Roads to Santiago acclaimed landscape photographer Derry Brabbs has captured the true spirit of this remarkable journey. From the endless vistas of central France, the pilgrim routes converge in the mountain passes of the Pyrenees, then forge a path across the desolate beauty of the Spanish : Derry Brabbs.

"The Roads to Santiago" (Frances Lincoln, pages), Derry Brabbs takes the reader on a photographic pilgrimage to the famed cathedral, following the routes from four traditional starting points of the journey in France, across the Pyrenees Mountains, during the Middle Ages. Along the way, he.

The Medieval Pilgrim Routes Through France And Spain To Santiago De Compostela. Author: N.A; Publisher: Frances Lincoln ISBN: Category: Travel Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» The thousand-year-old pilgrimage routes to the shrine of St James at Santiago de Compostela have seen an astonishing rise in the number of pilgrims since the.

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The harvest of so much learning and a long immersion in Spain's dramatic past and its lively present is a magnificent book. In Roads to Santiago Cees Nooteboom unlocks doors to a Spain we hardly know and which he has discovered.

Roads to Santiago is an evocative travelogue through the sights, sounds, and smells of a little known Spain-its architecture, art, history, landscapes, villages, and people. And as much as it is the story of his travels, it is an elegant and detailed chronicle of Cees Nooteboom's thirty-five-year love affair with his adopted second country.

NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company, First printing. A little discoloration to the rear panel of the dustjacket, else fine in a fine dustjacket. "Reminiscent of Henry James' reveries on France, Aldous Huxley's esays on Italy, and Bruce Chatwin's journey through Patagonia, Roads to Santiago is an essential book.".

First US Edition. Hard Cover. Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia. 2 Santiago de Compostela means St James of the field of stars. 3 There are many Camino de Santiago routes, starting in France, Portugal and Spain.

4 Pilgrims used to start their ‘Camino’ from their own homes. 5 The yellow scallop shell and yellow arrows mark the way to Santiago. On Glory Roads: A Pilgrim's Book About Pilgrimage by Munro, Eleanor and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Pilgrimage to the End of the World: The Road to Santiago de Compostela ©, pages, 28 halftones, 5¼ × 8 Cloth $ ISBN: Paper $ ISBN: For information on purchasing the book—from bookstores or here online—please go to the webpage for Pilgrimage to the End of the World.

I planned to follow the Camino de Santiago as precisely as contemporary roads would allow, cheating a little by occasionally taking a superhighway that bypassed a particularly dull stretch of the.

And so, like I said, at some point he decided to go to Santiago de Compostela, and eventually, after many detours, he got there.

To these detours we owe Roads to Santiago, this strange amalgam of art, history and travel, a thoroughly fascinating book. Francisco de Zurbarán, – Saint Francis in Meditation Oil on canvas, x. INTERVIEWS: The Road to Santiago. By D. Figueredo Illustrations by Pablo Torrecilla. In a young Cuban attorney named Fidel Castro and a group of men and women attacked a military barrack in Santiago, Cuba.

They wanted the people of Cuba to join them in a revolution against the dictator who ruled their country, Fulgencio Batista. There are four roads leading to Santiago, which combine to form a single road.

So begins The Pilgrims Guide, the worlds first guidebook. Written early in the twelfth century by Benedictine monks, it served travelers taking part in the great pilgrimage of the Middle Ages, to the tomb of the apostle St.

James, the cousin of Christ, at Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. What is the Camino de Santiago. Camino de Santiago or the Way of Saint James is a pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, a city in Galicia (Spain), it’s believed that in the cathedral of Santiago the body of apostle Saint James was buried.

The tradition of walking the Camino goes back to the 9th century when Spanish king Alfonso II completed the first ever pilgrimage to Santiago. Roads to Santiago - a Spiritual Guide for Pilgrims - Redemptorist Press Price £ If you are planning go on El Camino make your starting point a visit to: LONDON - 23 May - words.

Tags: Roads to Santiago a Spiritual Companion. A pilgrimage along an ancient road, from St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the site of a shrine to the Apostle James. Having trekked kilometers of the route three years earlier, novelist Harrison (The Seal Wife,etc.) returns for a second trip with her year-old daughter.

The following traditional Camino de Santiago guidebooks offer route direction and allow you to reconnect with these historic and spiritual routes. Packed with information, guidebooks can cover one or the entire network of routes and they are the best source of information.

Personally Roads to Santiago lacks the twists, the turns and the adventure I expect in a travelogue but as part of a travel series composed by Nooteboom, the book is a solid, just the facts text which helps to compose a strong and substantial body .Camino Frances Map and additional information.

Distance: Approx. km. Landscape: The pilgrim passes through different types of compellingly beautiful scenery; rural countryside, mountains, flat meseta and pretty hilly areas.

In parts of the journey there is some road walking, though pathways are set near to the highway rather than on them.

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