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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  3,382 ratings  ·  221 reviews
هر آینده ای افسانه ای است
الخو کارپنتیه
372 pages
Published 2001 by انتشارات هاشمی (first published 1986)
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Michael
Saramago's works not only keep me up late into the night reading, they also wake me from sleep in those hours after midnight that belong more to death than to life and force me to think again both about the words he has written and about those he has not. The Stone Raft is as multi-layered as the strata exposed when the Iberian Peninsula separates from the continent of Europe and begins an erratic journey through the Atlantic Ocean. There is, of course, the expected magical realism together with ...more
Ahmed Oraby
الحب ولَّع في الدرة :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLJA-...
أميــــرة
لطالما سمعتُ عن نوعية قصص ساراماجو المختلفة عن كل ما هو مألوف ومعروف.
كانت لدي فكرة عامة عن أسلوب ساراماجو القصصي، وكانت (الطوف الحجري) أول قصة أقرأها له.
هي قصة جمع فيها الكاتب كل شئ: السياسة، الجغرافيا، الفلسفة، الإنسانيات، وشئ من حب.
طريقة ساراماجو مثيرة للضحك! كان كل بضعة صفحات يفاجئني بأنه يتحدث إليّ مباشرةً، ناقدًا أساليب الروايات المعتادة، وأحيانًا معتذرًا إن كان أصابني بالملل في هذه الجزئية بالذات! وأنا أقول وقتها: ده إنت ترغي للصبح براحتك يعني! :))


الطوف الحجري فانتازيا معتادة من فانتازيات
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Fahad
الطوف الحجري

كتب جوزيه ساراماغو هذه الرواية قبل روايته الأشهر (العمى) بتسع سنوات، ولكن لأن أغلبية القراء قرءوا العمى أولاً وكانت مدخلاً لهم للتعرف على هذا البرتغالي النوبلي، فلذا تأتي المقارنة دائماً معاكسة، وتبدو هذه الرواية وكأنها استعادة لموضوعة (ثيمة) العمى.

في هذه الرواية أيضاً نواجه موضوعة الحدث المفصلي الذي لا تفسير له، والذي يضرب المجتمع بقوة، فيخلخل توازناته، فكما قرأنا في العمى تحولات المجتمع الأعمى، وكيف تعيش شخصيات الرواية في ظل الجماعة الصغيرة التي نشأت وتقاربت في تلكم الظروف، نعاين
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Muhammad Khaled
للكاتب في هذه الرواية ، إيمان كبير بحتمية الأشياء ، و بترابطها و بنتائجها المتعلقة بكل عنصر داخل في التكوين ، في مفاهيم العلم ، يسمونها في الفيزياء بتأثير الفراشة ، و في مفاهيم الأدب ، سماها في الرواية بأنه "ما كان ، كان يجب عليه أن يكون" ، لذلك ، عندما تبدأ في القراءة تعرف أن كل المدخلات العبثية الصغيرة حقًا فصلت شبه الجزيرة الأيبيرية عن أوروبا بالكامل و أخذت تطوف في الأطلنطي في مسارات مستقيمة. و ان الرحلة الأخرى التي كانت بداخل الرحلة الأكبر ، كانت عبثية و ليس لها معنى هي الأخرى ، و لكنها " كا ...more
إبراهيم   عادل
المثل بيقول الرواية اللي تقرا منها 100 صفحة، وما تشدك ..
ويبقى كاتبها ساراماجو .. اللي إنتا أصلاً زهقت منه، وبتكابر
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يبقى ما تقراهاش
خالص،
ولا تقرا له تاني
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بس الواحد برضو بيشعر ببعضٍ من الحقد والحسد لهؤلاء القراء الذين رؤوا فيها مالم أره!!
sologdin
Physical secession of Iberian peninsula presents novel opportunities for mating.

We are told at the opening that the “entire universe was nearing its end” on account of the chorus of dogs in Cerbere (1). We are reminded “the world is coming to an end” before the end (260). Though this is presented as hearsay within the setting, it’s an accurate designation of the genre, as the novel adopts the apocalyptic. It’s mostly a travelogue, though, both of the peninsula and several characters thereupon.
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Xana
http://oslivrosemvolta.blogs.sapo.pt/...

A Jangada de Pedra relata a separação da Península Ibérica do continente europeu, começando esta a navegar pelo Oceano Atlântico em direcção aos Açores. Uma série de acontecimentos sobrenaturais coincidiram com a separação da península, depois ilha, e cada um destes eventos ocorre aos diferentes personagens deste livro, que acabam por se reunir todos devido ao factor comum que apresentam entre si: os acontecimentos sobrenaturais coincidentes com a ruptura
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Christine
Aug 04, 2008 Christine rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who doesn't mind a bit of a meandering journey
This was the first book by Saramago I've read, and I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship...
I feel as if I've just come back from a long trip. Saramago's quixotic narrative brings to life five characters whose lives become connected after a series of strange, dream-like natural events centered around the Iberian peninsula breaking off of mainland Europe. His writing is beautiful and the narrator's self-consciousness in telling their story I find especially appealing.
(p.5)"Writ
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حنان أبو راشد
كان هناك دائما ما يوجد من يؤكد أن الشعراء يمكن الاستغناء عن وجودهم، أنا أسأل : ما هو مصيرنا لو لم يات الشعراء ليساعدونا على فهم عدم وضوح ما يقولون أنه واضح ؟
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خوفنا اللانهائي يدفعنا وحده الى ملء العالم بصور تشبهنا
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ان التجربة علمتنا كم ان الكلمات غير قادرة على تقريبنا من حدود ما لا يوصف، نريد أن نقول الحب ولكن ليست لدينا اللغة الكافية، نريد نطق الكلمة الاخيرة ولكننا ننتبه الى قد عدنا الى البداية
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بمن أحلم إن لم أحلم باسمك
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اليأس كما نعرف
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Josie
Such an interesting concept for a book, yet it was SO BORING! I loved the first 20 pages, and then, POOF, it was gone. I was all like, "Dude, where did you go? I thought we were cool!" And the book was all like, "Sorry dude, I gotta be me."
Tiago Rocha
«Os homens e as mulheres, estes, seguirão o seu caminho, que futuro, que tempo, que destino. A vara de negrilho está verde, talvez floresça no ano que vem.»
أحمد نفادي
يعجبني في لا واقعية ساراماجو أنه يجعلها تبدو لك واقعية ، هو دائما يتخذ مقعد الراوي الخفي الذي يحكي لك الوقائع ويتداخل مع خواطرك وافكارك فحينما تتسائل كيف ؟ تجد الاجابة أمامك .

بضع ملحوظات عابرة :

حتى الآن قرأت في الواقعية السحرية لكاتبين فقط وهما ماركيز وساراماجو وكلاهما لاتيني لا أعلم سر ارتباط الواقعية السحرية بالأدب اللاتيني ربما تكون هناك علاقة وربما هي محض مصادفة .

فكرة انفصال شبه الجزيرة الايبيرية عن اوربا فكرة لا واقعية لكن لماذا فكر فيها ساراماجو بالأساس ؟ هل هو سأم منه من الجارة الكبرى خاص
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Eloisa Louceiro
Disse a leitora cansada de ler durante tantos dias Que leitura!, e sentia-se como se tivesse sido arrastada lá com o barco de pedra para chegar até ao lugar onde chegou, Aqui ao fim.

Caro leitor das minhas humildes palavras, se não está a perceber por que razão estou a dar um chuto nas regras gramaticais das quais tanto gosto e faço questão de aplicar, pois então leia o livro e aí saberá. Foi o primeiro que li de Saramago e se por um lado me faz espécie a história aqui contada, por outro lado acr
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NG
ممتعة!
اعجبتني واقعية ساراماجو السحرية، وسرده الذي يأخذك إلى عالم من الأفكار التفصيلية التي تبدو لاول وهلة استطراد وفلسفة لا لزوم لهما وسرد لتفاصيل غير هامة، لكنك تكتشف سريعا انها إنما لمحات صادقة عن الحياة والإنسان .
مثلا حين يصف الدهشة ، فيقول :

"هو ذا" صرخ جوزيه انايسو، لو كان فرنسيا لقال "هذا هو"، فكل إنسان له طريقته للتعبير عن الدهشة التي يشعر بها الأخر أيضاً، لنسمع ما قاله بدرو أورثي بصوت زاعق "عجباً"، بينما بدت هذه الكلمة لجواكيم زازا مجرد صدى للتعبير الأول "هو ذا".

الاستطرادات لا حصر لها في
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Cathy
"A Jangada de Pedra" é um dos muitos romances de Saramago que se baseiam em premissas socio-económico-politicas. Neste caso, A Península Ibérica destaca-se do resto da Europa e "navega" pelo Atlântico a rumo desconhecido.

Creio que a história foi bastante bem introduzida, com a apresentação de uma série de acontecimentos estranhos que coincidiram como o inicio da ruptura geográfica. Cada acontecimento ocorre a uma personagem diferente, sendo o destino destas 5 personagens o fio condutor. O encade
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Hanan Muzaffar
Why must book reviews be organized?
This is one that isn't:
These long sentences of clause within clause adds something like a breathtaking, literally running our of breath before the sentence ends, element to an already seductive narrative; seductive in its macabre analysis of normal events: joana carda scratching ground with elm branch & causing cerbere's dogs barking, joaquim sassa's rock bouncing off sea, pedro orce rising from chair & making earth tremble, jose anaico followed by star
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Louisa
I have come to love Saramago's lyrical prose and the way he writes about ordinary people living their ordinary lives until something happens that turns everything upside down. This novel is no exception. In The Stone Raft, Saramago describes how the Iberian Peninsula breaks off from the rest of Europe and starts to drift into the Atlantic, almost collides with the Azores, then continues toward North America. We follow Joaquim Sassa as he travels across Portugal and Spain, trying to make sense of ...more
Jessica
Jose Saramago is not an author you want to read if you like to have everything wrapped up with a bow and fully explained in the end. In novel after novel, Saramago drops characters into bizarre circumstances and very rarely (if ever) explains exactly how or why those circumstances came about.

In this particular tale, Saramago has the entire Iberian Peninsula cleave from the rest of Europe and begin a journey sailing out to sea. The story focuses on 5 people and one dog on the peninsula as they a
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Eman El-Shaarawy
أول مرة أقرأ رواية بهذا الإسلوب السردى الذى يروى فيه ساراماجو الأحداث ثم يستوقف لينقد أفعال أبطاله أو إيضاح شىء ما

تتحدث الرواية عن إنفصال شبة الجزيرة الأيبيرية عن أوروبا وطوفانها فى المحيط
وتأثير هذا على علاقات شبة الجزيرة أو الجزيرة بالعالم سياسياً وإقتصادياً وجغرافياً وإجتماعياً
وتأثيره أيضاً على سلوك سكانها وتعاملهم مع طوفان الجزيرة فى البحر دون معرفة وجهتها
ثم إقتراب الجزيرة من جزر الآزور وإحتمال صدامهم ونجاتهم فى آخر لحظة
"أفلت من الموت الملايين من الأشخاص المرعوبين فى كل من أسبانيا والبرتغال,
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Philippe
Perfection may not be of this world, but in Saramago's "Stone Raft" it happens: without as much as a sigh, the Iberian peninsula separates itself neatly from the European continent and steers for mid-ocean on an uncompromisingly linear course. The geophysics of this separation remain unintelligble: it is a true miracle that suspends a small part of humanity into a state of grace. So the world moves but time seems to come to a standstill and an eery stillness descends over this vast chunk of land ...more
Cordelia Becker
Well I'm a big fan of "magical realism" and I also really enjoy translations of books by people from other cultures than mine. I wish I was multi-ligual and could read books how they were written but that isn't going to happen in this life time.

So what do I think. As the stars indicate, the book get's high marks. Usually right after I finish a book (unless its a real stinker - and honestly if I hate them I don't finish them) anyway I tend to give books that I've just finished at least a 4...may
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Tony
Saramago, Jose. THE STONE RAFT. (1986; Eng. trans. pub. 1995). ****. This is a strange, but fascinating book. It’s a marvelous play on a “what-if” theme. The Iberian Peninsula breaks away from the European continent along the chain of the Pyrenees. Why? No real reason can be ascribed to this event, but it is discovered that several people, three Portugese and one Spaniard, participated in some unusual events with some unexplainable results just prior to this separation. Were they somehow respons ...more
David Lentz
I read The Stone Raft after Blindness and was immensely impressed by both novels. The story concerns the drift of the Iberian peninsula from the rest of Europe. The premise is intriguing as the stone raft sails into the Atlantic heading for God only knows where. It shifts and turns so that North is South and East is West. This crisis brings together the citizens of Iberia challenged to prepare for the possibility the island will slam into the Azores or Canada or the U.S. possibly leaving cities ...more
Lisabet Sarai
One day, without warning, a crack appears along the ridge of the Pyrenees, the mountains that separate the Iberian peninsula from the rest of Europe. Attempts to fill the crack fail. Before long, the peninsula has completely detached itself from Europe (leaving precipitous cliffs several kilometers high along the northern border) and is moving westward through the Atlantic at a frightening speed of tens of kilometers per day.

People panic. Governments react with an overabundance of rhetoric but
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Ricardo Viotti
As mosts of the reviews I read here says, I also started this book looking for Saramago`s political/sociological view about this irrational idea of the separation of the Iberian Peninsula from Europe.
Considering the historical context, his words, and this book, could be a critical view about Portugal and Spain joining EU and how those 2 countries differ from the rest of Europe so on and so forth.
But, after finishing it, all this gets faded by the most simple, yet intriguing story, about this gro
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Justin
This is the second straight book by Saramago that has left me underwhelmed. I've read so many of his books and was completely blown away by several of them, but The Stone Raft is going to join The Elephant's Journey at the bottom of the list.

In this case, I found Saramago's patented deviations, in which he speaks directly to the reader or goes off on some tangent, to be burdensome distractions to the plot, which was an impressive exercise of imagination. I really wanted to know what was going
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Jasmeet
The epigraph and the illustration before the first chapter sort of takes you by hand, makes you sit, start and read... hoping for another tour de force by an excellent author.
(after reading):
And so it proves to be. Apart from the political themes that this book evokes, the heart of the story (as always) is in the exact place that you would see Saramago himself placing: within the human experience of togetherness, universal mystery and the belief in the inseparability of truth from fantasy.

Memo
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Daniel Gonçalves
A jangada de Pedra é uma imponente narrativa utópica, sobre uma ideia que meandra pelos reinos da política e filosofia.

Repleta de vivacidade linguística e incríveis personagens,esta é a história deste grupo de pessoas ao longo da sua viagem pelos recantos da península que navega pelo mar há muito descontinuada do resto da Europa.
Ora esta ideia, a da separação da península é surreal e não é inteiramente possivel, não como Saramago a relata. Mas o leitor atento e inteligente entenderá que a metáf
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jeremy
Called "the most gifted novelist alive in the world today" by critic Harold Bloom, Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. This, the most fantastical of all his novels, is the lyrical and richly imagined tale of five strangers (and a dog that doesn't bark) whose fates become intertwined whence the Iberian Peninsula breaks off from the European continent and begins to sail forth into the Atlantic Ocean. Deeply allegorical, Saramago's vivid prose and unique style (he omits qu ...more
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José de Sousa Saramago (pronounced [ʒuˈzɛ sɐɾɐˈmagu]) is a Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist, playwright and journalist. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party.
His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for
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