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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A sad story, but not a sad story. The story begins in a provincial French town in the middle of the century, where a young Frenchman becomes involved in the developing silk industry. My trips back to Sri Lanka had become an effort to gather into my arms the things that were no longer part of my daily life and the regrets that I could never articulate to a family that celebrated my seeming success.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The writing was wonderful, though. No one will see us here. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Anyway, Herve sets off: At less than pages, I was able to alessndro it in one sitting, which I never do.

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This is an ideal read for mature book groups. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Preview — Silk by Alessandro Baricco. Alessandro Baricco was born in Turin in During his alessanrro visit, he is invited to stay with a man who is referred to as the “master of all that the world contrived to carry off the island.


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While contemporary American authors seem engaged in a competition to see who can turn out the longest book David Foster Wallace’s Infinite JestStephen King’s Itthe Europeans seem to relish the many virtues of brevity. Do you not see me? Ze heeft een magisch realistische tekenstijl en de Japanse kunst uit die tijd is hier zo ontzettend fraai in verwerkt het verhaal speelt zich af vanafin Frankrijk en Japan.

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. To get his eggs, Herve is obliged to travel around that great wide world beyond his little town of Lavilledieu, or the City of Alexsandro.

We had differing opinions, especially on the letters and the two aviaries.

Was it a fable with its repetitive phrases and unreal aura? The characters are there, fully realized, but at the same time, each character is a mystery or a ghost without definite shape.

Not only had Baricco made that sorrow palpable, he had done it in less than a pages.

But over all, it was a great book for how short it was. He currently lives in Rome with his wife and two sons.

Silk became an immediate bestseller in Italy and has been translated into twenty-seven languages. Come la carezza di una mano avvolta in una seta impalpabile. Five stars, without qualification. In Japan he does find the eggs, but he also meets a Japanese grandee who speaks French, and the grandee’s beautiful and silent mistress, whose long glances the young man cannot forget More From This Author.


The Unbearable Lightness of Silk

It was easy to accompany Joncour on his difficult travels, alessanddo luxuriate in the sensuousness that awaits at the end of his journey. A tale, but not a tale. There is also time for character development. Web Design by Dayspring. It is intimate and sad and in the end it ask a question about what we want to be remembered for?

Silk. A novel by Alessandro Baricco.

Well, I’ll let Baricco tell you the story, for it truly is amazing. Set up a giveaway. I was high above the clouds, and in full flight myself by this time, and perhaps that was the reason why I went baricco such a reverie but then determination rose to the fore.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Related Links Visit the official movie site: He had a slight look of irritation on his face but then forced a smile and gently took hold of the book. Your arms lifting me.

A stylistic tour de force [and] a literary gem of bewitching power. Your body for me, your skin, your lips varicco for me. I think it was that little twist that really made it. E non mi venga a dire che non sente anche lei quanto il signor Baricco ami ogni storia che scrive.