Buy a cheap copy of Seta book by Alessandro Baricco. The year is Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms, who combs the known world for their . Alessandro Baricco’s Seta: Travel, Ventriloquism and the Other. Robert Rushing. Introduction. First published in , Alessandro Baricco’s novel, Seta [English. Get FREE shipping on Seta by Alessandro Baricco, from

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There is also time for character development.

In fact chapter 49 consisted of only four very short sentences. The prose is smooth, dr I never imagined I would like a book where the main character makes a living aldssandro buying silkworms. Vitaly The protagonist lives the rest of his life in solemn tranquility and tells strangers stories about his travels to Japan.

Silk by Alessandro Baricco

Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Italian-language text All stub articles. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Barrico eliminates everything that is extraneous, superfluous or simply unnecessary until only the core bariccl beauty and kindness is left to grace the page.

Pensi soltanto a Sherazade, pensi al potere salvifico del raccontare a voce barjcco. This article needs additional citations for verification.

I have a tendency to picking up doom and gloom books.

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Come la carezza di una mano avvolta in una seta impalpabile. I prefer them because you have time to know better the characters, to discover their secrets, the way they think. And then Joncour decides to build an aviary in France. View all 4 comments.


Made me cry, it did. Dicevano che era un santo. Was there a symbolic meaning here that I could not understand? Herve Joncour is a silkworm buyer who, at first, travels across Europe, past the Mediterranean, into Syria and Egypt to buy the precious silkworm eggs.

I also recommend that you read it all in one sitting. Or maybe just an unattainable dream?

View all 33 comments. Per sbrogliare queste controversie. Credo ormai di aver compreso alessqndro Baricco sia uno di quegli scrittori privi di vie di alssandro, per quanto riguarda il loro rapporto con il lettore: Ma che meraviglia le descrizioni, che meraviglia i racconti. A new English translation by Ann Goldstein was published in At times, it may feel as if you don’t understand the significance of each passing symbol or action.

Too bad, because this whimsical tale should have worked well by the producers of ‘Amelie’ or by Tornatore. The gentleman sitting next to me was reading a scientific paper and did not take kindly to me when I asked him straight away was he a reader. It is the s; Japan is closed to foreigners and this has to be a clandestin When an epidemic threatens to destroy the silk trade in France, the young merchant Herve Joncour leaves his doting wife and his comfortable home in the small town of Lavilledieu and travels across Siberia to the other end of the world, to Japan, to obtain eggs for a fresh breeding of silk worms.


Did I read that or dream it?

What is the ending of the story of silk Alessandro Baricco? It was translated into English in by Guido Waldman. This is only about pages, with not all that many words on each page, yet Baricco covers 35 years and a whole range of experiences and emotional states.

Silk Quotes by Alessandro Baricco

There are only a few exceptions: Bastava un articolo di fondo se proprio se ne sentiva l’urgenza di parlarne. We had differing opinions, especially on the letters and the two aviaries. On the fourth time, Japan is in the midst of a civil war. It was full of exotic birds and then one day the concubine lets them out. The reviews are consistently negative.

However, an epidemic hits the silkworms of Europe, and before long, the epidemic spreads to the far reaches of Egypt. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.

It is while in Japan that Herve has a realization of love. E non mi venga a dire che non sente anche lei quanto il signor Baricco ami ogni storia che scrive.