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When you consider that Japan was closed to foreigners at that time and was a particularly dangerous place to be in many went there and were never to returnit took a great deal of courage for an individual baficco as Joncour to attempt to travel there. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
An absolutely super work! Herve Joncour is a silkworm buyer who, at first, travels across Europe, past the Mediterranean, into Syria alessanero Egypt to buy the precious silkworm eggs. Open Preview See a Problem?
My next contact was Mary, who I was staying with. A much better choice than the gossip magazines that were scattered around the place. Did I read that or dream it? Vivid, enjoyable, and even educational, but no great shakes. How their secret affair develops and how it unfolds is told in a narration as beautiful, smooth and seamless as a piece of the finest silk.
And it is done in such a beautiful and remarkable way that this reader never felt as if important aspects of the novel were only glazed over. It was translated into English in by Guido Waldman. He was actually quite aleesandro out that we were talking setx a book instead of the serious business of eating breakfast and planning our day.
Silk I don’t want to write a long review, scrutinizing the plot or the characters motivations. His trade in Japan and his personal relationship with the concubine are both strained by the internal political turmoil and growing anti-Western sentiment in Japan that followed the arrival of Matthew C.
Retrieved alessaandro ” https: At times, it may feel as if you don’t understand the significance of each passing symbol or action. 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. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. View all 21 comments. Was it a parable of human life with all its ambitions and failures? It was full of exotic birds and then one day the concubine lets them out.
Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He bought and sold. The year was The prose is smooth, dreamlike. Seta is barivco novel by the Italian writer Alessandro Baricco.
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: Whatever it was it was charming.
Having said that, I liked the writing, I thought it had an interesting construction and I am planning to read more by the author. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.
At only a pages, this is an easy read. As a tale it also has an element of the oral tradition, with periodic repetitions to help its audience remember, repetitions which have bothered some readers, but which for me made the reading faster.
A tale, but not a tale. So I read, disregarding the cover, defiantly at times. He currently lives in Rome with his wife and two sons.
Come la carezza di una mano avvolta in una seta impalpabile. View all 6 comments.
Preview — Silk by Alessandro Baricco. Per sbrogliare queste controversie. Voglia fare in modo di non porre limiti al suo possibile.
Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The prose is smooth, dr I baricoc imagined I would like a book where the main character makes a living by buying silkworms.
What is the ending of the story of silk Alessandro Baricco? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And then Joncour decides to build an aviary in France. This read was a nice break after reading long books. Kevin I can understand your fascination with the book. It is while in Japan that Herve has a realization of love. Vitaly The protagonist lives the rest of his life in solemn tranquility and tells strangers stories about his travels to Japan.
Made me cry, it did. This proved to be the case when I read this on the Biarritz to Dublin flight last week. Altri lo accusano di essere volutamente oscuro.