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The Santiago Pilgrimage: Walking the Immortal Way

by Jean-Christophe Rufin

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La fatica di leggere in una lingua non tua è ampiamente ripagata. Ironico (e soprattutto autoironico) al punto giusto. Il "meno meno" per le considerazioni religiose. Ma per il resto da leggere, sperando venga tradotto quanto prima.
AVVERTENZA: non è una guida, ma un diario, principalmente interiore. ( )
  jcumani | Aug 23, 2017 |
Son titre, sa 1ère de couverture rouge sang, son auteur ; ce livre m'a fait un clin d'oeil depuis l'étalage de la maison de la presse du Val-André. Ce chemin de Compostelle, que je n'ai parcouru que sur deux petites portions, en Normandie, près de l'abbaye de Jumièges, et que j'ai longtemps souhaité entreprendre sur la durée, j'avais envie de m'y plonger par le réçit de quelqu'un parti sur le chemin, seul, en quête de je ne sais quoi. Alors j'ai lu ce livre de J.Ch. Rufin, j'y ai trouvé matière à imaginer un peu mieux cet appel des sentiers et les paysages de ce chemin du nord ; j'y ai découvert des personnages attachants, étonnants, émouvants parfois. Mais globalement je suis un peu restée sur ma faim, et j'ai eu un peu la sensation que Rufin a écrit ce livre un peu facilement, à la va-vite, sur commande de son éditeur. Pas mal mais pas top, loin s'en faut. ( )
  fiestalire | Oct 22, 2013 |
Très irritant au début, puis on se laisse prendre, surtout parce qu'on a fait ce chemin. ( )
  Danielec | Sep 28, 2013 |
Humeur, humour, autodérision. La lente transformation du "pèlerin" sur le chemin de Compostelle. J'ai trouvé ce livre plein de légèreté et en même temps, on pressent, derrière cette légèreté, que cette expérience laissera des traces indélébiles dans la vie de narrateur.
  NICOLASyves | Aug 29, 2013 |
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"Whenever I was asked: 'Why did you go to Santiago?', I had a hard time answering. How could I explain to those who had not done it that the way has the effect - if not the virtue - to make you forget all reasons that led you to become involved in it in the first place." Each year, tens of thousands of backpackers (Christian pilgrims and many others) set out from either their front doorstep or from popular starting points across Europe, to Santiago de Compostela. Most travel by foot, others ride a bicycle, and a few of them travel as did some of their medieval counterparts, on horseback or with a donkey. In addition to those who undertake a religious pilgrimage, the majority are hikers who walk the way for non-religious reasons: travel, sport, or simply the challenge of spending weeks walking in a foreign land. Also, many consider the experience as a spiritual adventure, with a view to removing themselves from the bustle of modern life. Jean-Christophe Rufin followed this "Northern Way" to Santiago de Compostela by foot, on over eight hundred kilometers. Much less crowded than the usual pilgrimage route, this one runs along the Basque and Cantabrian coasts in Spain and through the wild mountains of Asturias and Galicia.… (more)

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