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Silk [Alessandro Baricco, Ann Goldstein] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The year is Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of. 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.

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I can watch this film over and over again and still bariccco it as if seeing it for the very first time. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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.

Every once in a while there comes along a novel whose praises cannot be sung at high enough a volume or at lovely enough a pitch.

Le confesso che questa testimonianza non era mai stata prodotta in aula. Preview — Silk by Alessandro Baricco. Let it work its charm over you and don’t let the world interfere. Then circumstances compel him to travel farther, beyond the edge of the known, to a country legendary for the quality of its silk and its hostility to foreigners: View all 6 comments.


On the fourth time, Japan is in the midst of a civil war. Right book at the right time. Stay as you are. Aug 28, Pages Buy.

The Unbearable Lightness of Silk

In the end, after Helene dies of cerebral fever, Joncour comes face to face with the sad reality that it was not the girl who wrote the letter. Return to Book Page. I’m planning to order it again, because I lost my copy.

And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his own country. Twitter did not respond.

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Seta is a novel by the Italian writer Alessandro Baricco. On second reading, it cured it. In an obituary-like series of sentences, Baricco informs us: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. We have tonight to ourselves and I want to look at you under the moon.

But Japan is closed to outsiders. Ma che meraviglia le descrizioni, che meraviglia i racconti. But it does not come to pass, and Helene grows more forlorn upon Herve’s every departure, and more emotional upon every return. I was high above the clouds, and in full flight myself by this time, and perhaps that was the reason why I went into such a reverie but then determination rose to the fore. His first trip to Japan takes place in the Bakumatsu periodwhen Japan was still largely closed to foreigners.


The language comes across in a poetic mode in the Spanish translation from the original Italian. Scrivano, sta prendendo nota?

Set up a giveaway. Incorrect publishing date 3 57 Mar 25, Was there a symbolic meaning here that I could not understand? Alessandro site uses cookies. Much is left to the imagination. View all 11 comments. They do not talk, they do not touch.

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