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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 prose is smooth, dr I never imagined I would like a book where the main character makes a living by buying silkworms. If bliss can be found in the mere existence of another reality, a country or a lover, distance eventually becomes immaterial. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Sex Tours de Force. We are also reminded of the opening of the Suez Canal, and more pertinent to the tale, the scientific discoveries of Pasteur related to parasites and silkworms.

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

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.

Obviously, its magical components are most distinguish characteristics of this novel. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. And a goodbye is a serious conversation. It was the aviary that Hara Kei had that intrigued me. Its contents are erotic, even pornographic. 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.


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The book — a tale of travel, passion and mysterious, silent communication — resonated with me immediately. 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. In an obituary-like series of sentences, Baricco informs us: The year was No matter, it was beautiful Pensi soltanto a Sherazade, pensi al potere salvifico del raccontare a voce alta.

Joncour has much to lose if he fails in his endeavours silo find these eggs. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! It is the s; Japan is closed to foreigners and this has to be a clandestine operation. Dec 10, Pages. Far from the country that mattered so much to me, I created homes for myself among books and writers.

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Translated from the Italian by Guido Waldman. On all these occasions, time spent with this woman is no less fleeting but the emotions at play are also no less intense or passionate but remain unfulfilled. A glance takes the baricc of a kiss. Seda or Silk, then comes across as a lyrical legend in which the underlying feeling or theme would seem to be Love.


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Worried that this enterprise is in danger, a man named Baldabiou convinces Herve that to ensure a profit Herve needs to go a land that is known for only being at the end of the world: E non mi venga a dire che non sente anche lei quanto il signor Baricco ami ogni storia che scrive. Silk by Alessandro Baricco. I also recently read this. My advice on this book would be: Her eyes did not have an oriental slant, and her face was the face of a young girl. Yes the birds did return. This is another form of love story, one written in almost poetic form.

At only a pages, this is an easy read. My next contact was Mary, who I was staying with. Like many an Italian film, and like the writings of Italo Calvino, Silk is at once so joyful and playful and heartfelt and sad – not unlike that warm melancholy resulting from drinking too much wine – that it almost seems the work of a god and not a mortal man.

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And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his own country. Silk I don’t want to write a long review, scrutinizing the It was