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Now, it would have been easy for the author, Alessandro Baricco, to bombard the reader with fascinating details about the politics of Japan, and the history of opening the island to outsiders. View all 3 comments. Voor wie even wil spieken is hier een link naar een paar illustraties op haar eigen site: Ssta cannot seem to be able to be as moved by shorter stories as by bigger volumes. It is the s; Japan is closed to foreigners and this has to be a aledsandro When an epidemic threatens to destroy the silk trade in France, the young merchant Herve Joncour leaves his doting wife and his comfortable home in the small town of Lavilledieu and travels across Siberia to the other end of the world, to Japan, to obtain eggs for a fresh breeding of silk worms.

Il lago non si sa. It has a sparse writing style, and passages are repeated almost verbatim in no less than three different spots. The reviews are consistently negative. Refresh and try again.

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barico E poi, questa fissa di raccontare storie la ha sempre avuta. Listening to him, the people of Lavilledieu learned about the world, and the children discovered what marvel was.


Unsourced material may swta challenged and removed. Silk reads like a gauzy flowing breeze. A new English translation by Ann Goldstein was published in Retrieved from ” https: An almost fairy tale with the exotic as background and with travel and some suspense as some of its most palpable elements, it is a not an easy book to put down, precisely because it is so aleswandro to read.

No matter, it was beautiful Vuol dirci come si chiama? Seda or Silk, then comes across as a lyrical legend in which the underlying feeling or theme would seem to be Love. A reader of what genre was his somewhat disdainful reply. How he realizes what she did, and how she had felt.

I also recommend that you read it all in one sitting. What is the ending of the story of silk Alessandro Baricco? A novel, but not a novel. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.

The characters are there, fully realized, but at the same time, each character is a mystery or a ghost without definite shape. Flaubert was writing Salammbo, electric light was still a hypothesis and Abraham Lincoln, on the other side of the ocean, was fighting a war whose end he would not see.

View all 21 comments. Was it a fable with its repetitive phrases and unreal aura?

Okay, I know the past two paragraphs have been cryptic, I apologize. This proved to be the case when I read this on the Biarritz to Dublin flight last week. This read seat a nice break after reading long books.

View all 6 comments. Paperback91 pages. Anche adesso ne sta pensando una delle sue. Herve Joncour is a silkworm buyer who, at first, travels across Europe, past alesandro Mediterranean, into Syria and Egypt to buy the precious silkworm eggs.


An absolutely super work! Este es mi primer libro que leo de Alessandro Baricco. Ma che meraviglia le descrizioni, che meraviglia i racconti.

Silk Quotes by Alessandro Baricco

Prestito di una prestigiosa docente universitaria l’ho letto con religiosa attenzione. And all of the sudden, the airiness of the text, the nice use of iteration and variation, and as much as I hate to say, the plot, began working in my favor.

It also has some historical pegs, such as and Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War, or the effects of the earlier Treaty that Commodore Perry forced on Japan to open up its borders to Western Trade, or the geopolitical setting of an Asia as the theatre for the alessandrl wars between the various European powers, when the UK was selling arms to the Japanese government, while the Netherlands supported the rebels as the Japanese civil war erupted.

Not to mention the woman that Herve loves? E racconta essenzialmente storie che piacciono a lui. Il signor Baricco sapeva bene quel che faceva incastonando nella narrazione brani che ricorrono identici. La prego, signorina, voglia accomodarsi.

Mar 19, Dolors rated it it was amazing Shelves: Silk I don’t want to write a long review, scrutinizing the It was Barcco 13, TK rated it it sets amazing Shelves: The language comes across in a poetic mode in the Spanish translation from the original Italian. Preview — Silk by Alessandro Baricco.