Buy a cheap copy of Seta book by Alessandro Baricco. The year is Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms, who combs the known world for their . Alessandro Baricco’s Seta: Travel, Ventriloquism and the Other. Robert Rushing. Introduction. First published in , Alessandro Baricco’s novel, Seta [English. Get FREE shipping on Seta by Alessandro Baricco, from

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Kevin I can understand your fascination with the book. Herve Joncour is a silkworm buyer who, at first, travels across Europe, past the Mediterranean, into Syria and Egypt to buy the precious silkworm eggs.

The prose is smooth, dreamlike. The characters are there, fully realized, but at the same time, each character is a mystery or a ghost without definite sfta.

Silk by Alessandro Baricco

In fact, it is closed off to anyone who leaves the island. I hate when other reviewers do that, but it seems secrecy is the only way I can explain how powerful this story is. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The narration is not factual, but essentially evocative. A love story, but not a love story. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The prose is smooth, dr I never imagined I would like a book where the main character makes a living by buying silkworms.

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: During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.


Lei ci sta dicendo che scrive per il gusto puro di scrivere e non per far passare dei messaggi? They do not speak but manage to communicate via letters that have to be translated and then… Well you have to read the book. A tale of journeys to far places and of dangerous pursuits The next short chapter with big print draws you immediately in until you suddenly reach the end.

Silk is everything summed up in a few lines. At times, it may feel as if you don’t understand the significance of each passing symbol alessandto action. The year was View all 33 comments.

How she knew about his inner life, and didn’t want to be a surrogate. Mar 30, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: This was the age when a new explosion of trade changed the nature of the already long established Silk-Route. La letteratura deve essere seducente. It took me a while to understand why even though the work is so short. I’m trying to say why it was good without being too specific and giving much away. Perry in Endo Bay. Lo guardi in faccia.

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Voglia accomodarsi, ho detto. How he realizes what she did, and how she had felt. Yes the birds did return. Voglia fare il favore di non indulgere in simili romanticherie.

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alesandro They said he was a saint. My next contact was Mary, who I was staying with. Deta, Baricco uses only the least bit of detail to convey such a tumultuous time of Japanese and world history. Il lago non si sa. I wish I could tell you about the woman and the impact she had upon Herve, but that would ruin the story for you. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron. He had a slight look of irritation on his face but then forced a smile and gently took hold of the book.


Seta is a novel by the Italian writer Alessandro Baricco.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Want to Read saving…. Silk 10 May 30, So I read, disregarding the cover, defiantly at times. Having said that, I liked the writing, I thought it had an interesting construction and I am planning to read esta by the author.

Fiction in this instance, contemporary Italian fiction, was my immediate response. This is not really a view, this is. Flaubert was writing Salammbo, electric light remained hypothetical, and Abraham Lincoln, beyond the Seya, was fighting a war of which he was not to see the finish. What is the ending of the story of silk Alessandro Baricco?

An almost fairy tale with the exotic as background and with travel and some suspense as some of its most palpable elements, it is a not an easy book to put down, baricoc because it is so easy to read. Hasta el fin del mundo.