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Barrico eliminates everything that is extraneous, superfluous or simply unnecessary until only the core of beauty and kindness is left to grace the page.

Incorrect publishing date 3 57 Mar 25, 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 baticco to outsiders.

Her eyes did not have an oriental slant, and her face was the face of a young girl. It was translated into English in by Guido Waldman.

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My next contact was Mary, who I was staying with. Although the young Frenchman and the girl are unable to exchange so much as a word, love blossoms between them, conveyed by a number of recondite messages in the course of four visits the Frenchman pays to Japan.

But the fascination he has for the concubine and she for him is the foundation of this novella. Mar 31, Sdta rated it really liked it Shelves: Preview — Silk by Alessandro Baricco.

Yes the birds did return. And all of the alessandgo, 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.


This article needs additional citations for verification. A reader of what genre was his somewhat disdainful reply. Voglia accomodarsi, ho detto. La letteratura deve essere seducente. E racconta essenzialmente storie che piacciono a lui. Views Read Edit View history.

Right book at the right time. How he realizes what she did, and how she had felt.

Beautifully written, surrounded by a veil of mystery, fragile like silkworms eggs and delicate as silk thread.

I prefer them because you have time to know better the characters, to discover their secrets, the way they think. En een clip op youtube: Nov 13, Algernon rated it really liked it Shelves: The end got to me even after my short acquaintance with the book. Prenda per esempio i brani che ricorrono identici nella narrazione.

Did I read that or dream it? Herve Joncour is a silkworm buyer who, at first, travels across Europe, past alrssandro Mediterranean, into Syria and Egypt to buy the precious silkworm eggs. A different context could have also served for these historical components seem no more than a setting made of cardboard planks.

Silk by Alessandro Baricco

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Il signor Baricco sapeva bene quel che faceva incastonando nella narrazione brani che ricorrono identici. Shorter novels usually leave me wanting more and it was also the case with Silk. Lo guardi in faccia.


Silk reads like a gauzy flowing breeze. And it sera done in such a beautiful and remarkable way that this reader never felt as if important aspects of the novel were only glazed over.

His first trip to Japan takes place in the Bakumatsu period, when Japan was still largely closed to foreigners. Alessandro Baricco is a popular Italian writer, director and performer. Her style is magical realistic and the Japanese art of that time is nicely blendend in her illustrations the story takes place fromin France and Japan. When Herve returns this last time, charred villages and a way of life that he remembers are black phantoms upon the landscape.

A novel, but not a novel. Silk by Alessandro Baricco. E credo anche di aver capito che io rientro decisamente nella prima categoria. Listening to him, the people of Lavilledieu learned about the world, and the children discovered what marvel was. Rebecca Dautremer illustrated this story by Alessandro Baricco, so soft and subtle, telling her own story at the same time.

I only discovered it yesterday and devoured it in one sitting. 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.