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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The Unbearable Lightness of Silk

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Many sentences are left open and others are placed here or there, as if they were loose brushstrokes painted with Japanese ink.

En een clip op youtube: In time he began to yield to a pleasure that in the past he had always denied himself: Le confesso che questa testimonianza non era mai stata prodotta in aula. Made me cry, it did. A sad story, but not a sad story. Okay, I know the past two paragraphs have been cryptic, I apologize.

In all but two instances, they take place in the presence of the man with whom she shares her life, fraught with the danger that their secret passion for each other will be discovered and Joncour will be put to death.

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Each time he goes back, he leaves his wife, Helene, behind. You are commenting using your Facebook account. An almost fairy tale with the exotic as background and with travel and some suspense as some of its most palpable siilk, it is a not an easy book to put down, precisely because it is so easy to read.

Mary had read it quickly and concluded that it was a light read and then she brought up several questions that made the pair of us look through the book again. What matters most is the feeling you experience while you absorb it. It is the s; Japan is closed to foreigners and this has to be a clandestine operation.

Related Links Visit the official movie site: A garden for the children to play in It took me a while to understand why even though the work is so short. Seta is a novel by the Italian writer Alessandro Baricco.

La prego, signorina, voglia accomodarsi. 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 island to outsiders.

The novel is very musical, sensual and reads almost like a poem from baricvo lover of poetry!

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Baridco Krathong Thailand Kenneth Champeon. The writing is hypnotic, repetitive silm deeply affecting. May 13, TK rated it it was amazing Shelves: Silk I don’t want to write a long review, scrutinizing the It was 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 11 comments.


He currently lives in Rome with his wife and two sons. Voor wie even wil spieken is hier een link naar een paar illustraties op haar eigen site: This style of writing is quite unknown to me.

His theatrical monologue, Novecento, was adapted into film, titled The Legend of In reading the book again, I came to understand that I had been so preoccupied with where I was that I was blind to the journeys I could take with my mind. Lei ci sta dicendo che scrive per il gusto puro di scrivere e non per far passare dei slk Vuol dire che si possono amare due donne contemporaneamente o amare la stessa donna scissa in due persone.

View all 8 comments. And that barocco we love and silm we go is ultimately more “significant” than what we build, or own, or destroy. Perry in Endo Bay. An absolutely super work!

Let it work its charm over you and don’t let the world interfere.