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Her style is magical realistic and the Japanese art of that time is nicely blendend in her illustrations the story takes place from baficco, in France and Japan. View deta 9 comments.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Comfortable language, cozy, gentle. Because Longing is as slippery and shiny and as smooth as silk. However, an epidemic hits the silkworms of Europe, and before long, the epidemic spreads to the far reaches of Egypt. 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 bariccco.

Was it a fable with its repetitive phrases and unreal eeta 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: His first trip to Japan takes place in the Bakumatsu periodwhen Japan was still largely closed to foreigners.

Herve replays this journey four times. So I read, disregarding the cover, defiantly at times. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.


Seta by Alessandro Baricco (Paperback)

Come la carezza di una mano avvolta in una seta impalpabile. See all 13 questions about Silk…. A new English translation by Ann Goldstein was published bagicco Product details Perfect Paperback: Listening to him, the people of Lavilledieu learned about the world, and the children discovered what marvel was.

Read More, Spend Less. Flaubert was writing Salammbo, electric light was still a hypothesis and Abraham Lincoln, baricco the other side of the ocean, was fighting a war whose end he would not see.

They do not speak but manage to communicate via letters that have to be translated and then… Well you have to read the book. Bastava un articolo di fondo barjcco proprio se ne sentiva l’urgenza di parlarne.

La prego, signorina, voglia accomodarsi.

Seta : Alessandro Baricco :

Prestito di barcco prestigiosa docente universitaria l’ho letto con religiosa sta. It was the aviary that Hara Kei had that intrigued me. Silkworms Whimsical, ethereal, like air between your fingers, shimmering light reflected in the still waters of a lake at the end of the world, the flight path of a blue crane across a cloudless sky: The next short chapter with big print draws you immediately in until you suddenly reach the end.

Be the first to write a review. And a goodbye is a serious conversation.

It was translated into English in by Guido Waldman. The characters are there, fully realized, but at the same time, each character is a mystery or a ghost without definite shape. The prose is smooth, dr I never imagined I would like a book where the main character makes a living by buying silkworms.


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 barico. They said he was a saint.

But Japan is closed to outsiders. Il signor Baricco sapeva bene quel che faceva incastonando nella narrazione brani che ricorrono identici. In fact chapter 49 consisted of only four very short sentences. Okay, I know the past two paragraphs have been cryptic, I apologize. Jul 28, Nicholas Sparks rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 33 comments.

Silk is everything summed up in a few lines. A novel, but not a novel. A tale of journeys to far places and of dangerous pursuits A much better choice srta the gossip magazines that were scattered around the setaa. La magia del manufatto, nel nostro caso uova di baco da seta, consiste nel loro essere intatte e perfette, non contaminate dalla malattia che sta invece contagiando i bachi europei. Silk I don’t want to write a long review, scrutinizing the plot or the characters motivations.

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