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Camino Book "Great Westward Walk" now in English!

Discussion in 'Pilgrim Books' started by Rebekah Scott, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Rebekah Scott

    Rebekah Scott Camino Busybody Donating Member Donating Member

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    https://www.amazon.com/dp/8461792874/?tag=casaivar-20

    You probably saw ads for "El Gran Caminante" all over Spain if you walked in the last three or four years. The Spanish Camino best-seller is much more than another pilgrim diary -- it's a skillfully written, witty, and sometimes infuriating account of a Basque Spaniard's walk from his home in Zumaia down the Basque Interior Way, and onward from Sto. Domingo to Santiago. The writer was "Bolitx," beloved blogger and online commentator, whose knowledge of camino ephemera and storytelling skill I have not seen anywhere else. This book was his opus -- he died of ALS three days after completing it, at age 41.
    I translated the book into English, and it's now available via Amazon and at selected retailers in Spain.
     
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    ah rebecca - grazie tanto! my heart has been camino-tucked so many times this spring - and at times i am in tender tears just seeing fotos of the camino or hear a reference made by someone.
    this book just got kindle-d (not that i haven't plenty of other books to read) - but i felt i 'need' to have this close by to be soothed whenever needed, with another tale of the camino -
    Thank you so much for alerting us to that tale - and bravo for the translation effort (have translated books myself i know what is required of that particular task) -
    very best wishes - saluti - claudia
     
  3. Margaret Butterworth

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    Why can't we get a free sample of this book from Amazon? This is the first time such an offer isn't available, as far as I can remember. I always like to try a few pages before I actually buy a book.
     
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    I was just about to place an order for another book, so will add this one. Thanks for posting it.
     
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    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    Now: http://egeria.house/
    You can, you just need to change from paperback to Kindle version first on the page ;-) Here is the direct link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0721J4P1R/?tag=casaivar-20 Buen Camino, SY
     
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    Thanks, Rebekah, I just ordered the Kindle version and look forward to reading it.
    OT, tell Paddy I've been reading and enjoying his columns.
    Jim
     
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    Thanks, I've now received the free Kindle sample. It is an extraordinary generous, lengthy sample, with lots in it to think about: wonderful, wonderful writing (and not a bad translation either by our own Rebekah!)
     
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    Rebekah, I'm reading this at the moment and can't put it down. It's pretty special - I've never read anything quite like it. Well done on the translation; it must have been a very difficult undertaking.

    I often make notes of my favourite quotes from books, but I had to give up on this one as there were just too many. One that made me laugh: 'Blessed are the absolutely carefree, because they can see freedom, the kingdom of heaven and eternal life. The rest of us are screwed!'
     
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    I have read many accounts by pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. This has to be the best! The writing is evocative and inspiring, and the translation masterful. How could this man have so many adventures? How could he remember so many details of fellow travellers and their conversations? How could he carry on walking whilst suffering from the worst blisters and the worst weather? My own Caminos seem insignificant in comparison, yet The Way continues to call me back. Tragically, the author has passed away now and cannot write another word or take another step.
     
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