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Road of Stars to Santiago Hardcover – May 3 1994

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Kentucky (May 3 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813118719
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813118710
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,360,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Library Journal

Stanton (Hemingway and Spain, Univ. of Washington Pr., 1989) set out to walk The Road, that is, the Camino de Santiago. The Road is the way to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, which, the author says, may be the last holy city in the West. St. James's body was supposedly transported there after he was beheaded in Judea. Eight centuries later, a hermit, guided by the stars, found the apostle's tomb. A church was built, and ever since then Catholics and others have made the pilgrimage. The road has always been important but in recent times has become very popular. Stanton starts at St. Jean-Pied-de-Port in France, 500 miles from Santiago. On the way he meets many strangers, makes friends, and has a series of adventures. His guide is not a guide but a series of impressions that are accessible but not profound-nor are they intended to be. For anyone wishing to make the journey, this would be a good place to start.
George M. Jenks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, Pa.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"For those who know this area of Spain, Road of Stars to Santiago is a delightful revisiting of familiar sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. At the same time, it offers an intriguing introduction to the cult of St. James and insight into many aspects of Spain and Spanish life." -- Bowling Green Daily News



"The story of one man's pilgrimage, taken at a crisis point in his life.... A journey of the spirit as well as the body." -- British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal and S



"A warmhearted book that is compelling and certainly beautiful." -- Daily Yomiuri



"The journey to Santiago de Compostela has beckoned pilgrims through the ages. Edward Stanton has joined this host of believers and recounts his adventures with stylish conviction." -- James A. Michener



"For anyone interested in making the journey, this would be a good place to start." -- Library Journal



"A beautifully written story that blends personal experience with folklore, legend, the wisdom of old chronicles and canny observations of life in modern Spain." -- Back Home in Kentucky

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Robert L. France
5.0 out of 5 starsthe best all round camino book?
April 9, 2007 - Published on Amazon.com
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One person found this helpful.
Robert A. Caldwell
5.0 out of 5 starsArmchair pilgrims, read on!
November 29, 2002 - Published on Amazon.com
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3 people found this helpful.
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5.0 out of 5 starsA great story on a the camino de Santiago
January 28, 1998 - Published on Amazon.com
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19 people found this helpful.
esar
5.0 out of 5 starsI agree, one of the very best one could read re El Camino
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Paul
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book
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