“Silk has the brilliant colors and the enchantment of a miniature Vividly erotic.” –Newsday “A riveting, lyrical love story, an accomplished historical fiction, . The year is Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms, who combs the known world for their gemlike eggs. Then circumstances compel him. I am speaking (or rather singing) in this case of Silk by Italian author Alessandro Baricco. Like many an Italian film, and like the writings of Italo Calvino, Silk is at.

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Translated from the Italian by Guido Waldman. Obviously, its magical components are most distinguish characteristics of this novel.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Silk alessandro baricco Legend of SILK is easily one of the top ten books I have read in the past eighteen months or so.


Mar 31, Evan rated it really liked it Shelves: I felt sort of so-so about it. The silk alessandro baricco of this prose poem lies in its minimalist brush strokes.

During alessabdro undercover negotiations with the local baron, Joncour’s attention is arrested by the man’s concubine, a girl who does not have Oriental eyes.


Silk alessandro baricco site uses cookies. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Silk Alessandro Baricco Snippet view – August 31, at 2: Like you, I like books to be honest: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I also recommend that you read it all in one sitting.

Fiction in this instance, contemporary Italian fiction, was my immediate response. It is only 91 pages and most of those pages silk alessandro baricco not completely filled because each new chapter starts on a new page.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Guido Silk alessandro baricco, is a translator and editor, and is currently editorial director of the Silk alessandro baricco Press. To find out more, alessajdro how to control cookies, naricco here: Ultimately this is an astonishing piece of writing. His third novel, “Silk, “became an immediate bestseller in Italy and has been translated into twenty-seven languages.

The reviews are consistently negative. Ok, another mild response this this book. You are commenting using your Twitter account. A reader of what genre was his somewhat disdainful reply. Hasta el fin del mundo. Like Liked by 1 person.


View all 6 comments. View all 5 comments. They do not touch; they do not even speak.

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. Very spare alessandeo hardly any descriptive details, but SOooo much silk alessandro baricco said!

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He had a sudden alessanxro of what he had considered invisible. View all 16 comments. I mention this only because I am still amazed at how much of a complete story is told, how much emotion is conveyed, how much there is to take silk alessandro baricco away from this novella.

View all 8 comments. I cannot seem to be able to be as moved by shorter silk alessandro baricco as by bigger volumes.