Silk. Alessandro Baricco, Author, Guido Waldman, Translator HarperCollins Publishers $15 (96p) ISBN I first read Alessandro Baricco’s Silk in , in its English translation by Guido Waldman. The book — a tale of travel, passion and mysterious. The year is Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms, who combs the known world for their gemlike eggs. Then circumstances compel him.

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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. He descended the course of the River Amur, skirting the Chinese border as far as the Ocean, and when he arrived at the Ocean he stopped in the port of Sabirk for eleven days, until a Dutch smugglers’ ship conveyed him to Cape Teraya on the west coast of Japan.

E poi, questa fissa di raccontare storie la ha sempre avuta.

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

A new English translation by Ann Goldstein was published in I also recommend that you read it all in one sitting. View all 21 comments. He bought and sold. The writing is hypnotic, repetitive and deeply affecting. Silk is everything summed up in a few lines. The characters are not able to be fully fleshed out but this does not affect the readers understanding of the motivations or actions of the characters involved.


This would result in the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate, the restoration of the Emperor Meiji, and centuries of Japanese ambivalence toward their foreign friends.

baicco Lei ci sta dicendo che scrive per il gusto puro di scrivere e non per far passare dei messaggi? June 22, 4: Was it a parable of human life with all i I have a tendency to picking up doom and gloom books.

I felt sort of so-so about it. You are commenting using your Facebook account. A new English translation by Ann Goldstein was published in Joncour has much to lose if he fails in his endeavours to find these eggs. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.

I lived in an imaginary world of far-away loves that threatened the life I had chosen — even the hearts that I now minded as the mother of three daughters. You’ll miss out otherwise. It took me a while to understand why even though the work is so short.

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Este es mi primer libro que leo de Alessandro Baricco. Aug 28, Pages. Now Islk becomes a love story, as Herve and a certain concubine lacking oriental features exchange subtly erotic gestures – but not words. The prose is smooth, dreamlike. Vuol dire che certi messaggi possono passare solo attraverso una penna, attraverso caratteri arcaici, mai attraverso le labbra.

Silk by Alessandro Baricco.

Dec 10, Pages. Sllk continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Il signor Baricco sapeva bene quel che faceva incastonando nella narrazione brani che ricorrono identici. Looking for More Great Reads?


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Unbearable Lightness of Silk. 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 premise of love that is never consummated, yet is wholly shared.

Een teer en verdrietig verhaal over liefde en slik.

Rebecca Dautremer illustrated this story by Alessandro Baricco, so soft and subtle, telling her own story at the same time. Your faithfully Djuza Radojicic. Voor wie even wil spieken is hier een link naar een pa Wondermooi! In fact chapter 49 consisted of only four very siok sentences. In some circumstances I actually prefer it and with novellas I expect it.

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In the end, it doesn’t matter if you do or not. 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.