Alessandro Baricco is an Italian writer, director and performer. His novels have been translated Seta, Rizzoli ; Silk, ISBN , The theatrical event from which the book originated was staged only twice due to its. : Seta: pp., brossura, ottimo. Seta. Alessandro Baricco. Published by Fandango, Price: US$ From Laboratorio del libro. : Seta: Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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In all but two instances, they take place in the presence of the man with whom she shares her life, fraught with the danger that their secret passion for each other will be discovered and Joncour will be put to death. We had differing opinions, especially on the letters and the two aviaries. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.

They said he was a saint.

His novels have been translated into a wide number of languages. Whatever it was it was charming. Was there a symbolic meaning here that I could not understand?

In fact chapter 49 consisted of only four very short sentences. The end got to me even after my short acquaintance with the book. Yes the birds did return. Many sentences are left alessansro and others are placed here or there, as if they were loose brushstrokes painted with Japanese baicco.

Three of them are peaceful. Baricco has set down a story enshrined in the acceptance that nothing will change, there can be no reversal, no comfort in the certainty that the wish made will one day be fulfilled.

This time, as I read, my mind lingered not over the intricacies of the plot, but over the message of a book based on the libo of love that is never consummated, yet braicco wholly shared. View all 11 comments. View all 16 comments. Silk I don’t want to write a long review, scrutinizing the It was Flaubert was writing Salammbo, electric light was still a hypothesis and Abraham Lincoln, on the other side of the ocean, was fighting a war seeta end he would not see.


Seta is a novel by the Italian writer Alessandro Baricco. He had a slight look of irritation on his face but then forced a smile and gently took hold of the book.

Vivid, enjoyable, and even educational, but no great shakes. Alessandro Baricco is a popular Italian writer, director and performer. Retrieved braicco ” https: He currently lives in Rome with his wife and two sons.

‘Silk’ Luxuriates In The Bittersweet Pain Of Love And Longing

View all 33 comments. This was the age when a new explosion of trade changed the baicco of the already long established Silk-Route. Silk evoked images of distant Japan and the girl which eyes did not have an oriental slant ; elicited thoughts about things that couldn’t happen and made me ponder over pain of longing and barivco of patience. I prefer them because you have time to know bett 3. Vuol dire che si possono amare due donne contemporaneamente o amare la stessa donna scissa in due persone.

Baricco’s language is exquisitely phrased.

Alessandro Baricco – Wikipedia

Scrivano, sta prendendo nota? I’m trying to say why it was good without being too specific and giving much away.

Was it a parable of human life with all its ambitions and failures? View all 12 comments.

We are also reminded of the opening of the Suez Canal, and more pertinent to the tale, the scientific discoveries of Pasteur related to parasites and silkworms.


In time he began to yield to a pleasure that in the past he had always denied himself: Brenda Carpenter hide caption. It was full of exotic birds and then one day the concubine lets them out. Librk biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Una carezza sulla pelle, un battito di palpebre, una sensazione nel profondo dell’anima. The sixty-five chapters are short and punchy and yet they resonated with me.

But when you have finished the story, I am willing to bet it will be a long time before the images and situations leave your mind. View all 3 comments.

Too bad, because this whimsical tale should have worked well by the producers of ‘Amelie’ ljbro by Tornatore. Lists with This Book. A sad story, but not a sad story. A different context could have also served for these historical components seem no more than a setting made of cardboard planks.

As a tale it also has an element of the oral tradition, with periodic repetitions to help its audience reme This read was a nice break after reading long books. Lo guardi in faccia.

You’ll miss out otherwise. Mar 19, Dolors rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goddamn it hit me hard. In the single written exchange between them, the girl to whom he has never spoken writes to him thus: As I read, I could see exotic birds trapped in an aviary as a gift to a beloved, and the heady luxury of his host’s house. My advice on this book would be: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.