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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Perry in Endo Bay. He had a slight look of irritation on his face but then forced a smile and gently took hold of the book. Not to mention the woman that Herve loves?

Seta is a novel by the Italian writer Alessandro Baricco. Having said that, I liked the writing, I thought it had an interesting construction and I am planning to read more by the author.

It was full of exotic birds and then one day the concubine lets them out. This style of writing is quite unknown to me. The beauty of this prose poem lies in its minimalist brush strokes.

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Let it work its charm over you and don’t let the world interfere. 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 worms.

Este es mi primer libro que leo de Alessandro Baricco.


The language comes across in a poetic mode in the Spanish translation from the original Italian. It also has some historical pegs, such as and Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War, or the effects of the earlier Treaty that Commodore Perry forced on Japan to open up its borders to Alesswndro Trade, or the geopolitical setting of an Asia as the theatre for the colonial wars between the various European powers, when the UK was selling arms to the Japanese government, while baricdo Netherlands supported the rebels as the Japanese civil war erupted.

American paperback edition cover. Chel recommends Silk 1 13 Jan 02, This was the age when a new explosion of trade changed the nature of the already long established Silk-Route. Joncour a Frenchman is thus charged by Baldabiou with going to Japan at the other end of the world in this quest to find the eggs. The gentleman sitting next to me was reading a scientific paper and did not take kindly to me when I asked him straight away was he a reader.

My advice on this book would be: Molti lo accusano di voler essere eccessivamente popolare.

La prego, signorina, voglia accomodarsi. And all of the sudden, the airiness of the text, the nice use of iteration and variation, and as much as I hate to say, the plot, began working in my favor. Alessandro Baricco is a popular Italian alessanrro, director and performer.

However, an epidemic hits the silkworms of Europe, and before long, the epidemic spreads to the far reaches of Egypt. And a goodbye is a serious conversation. It has a sparse writing style, and passages are repeated almost verbatim in no less than three different spots.


alessamdro I only discovered it yesterday and devoured it in one sitting. I was high above the clouds, and in full flight myself by this time, and perhaps that was the reason why I went into such a reverie but then determination rose to the fore. But the fascination he has for the concubine and she for him is the foundation of this novella.

Silk by Alessandro Baricco

What matters most is the feeling you experience while you absorb it. E il comunicare messaggi forti dove bzricco lasciamo? Entri il primo testimone! Le confesso che questa testimonianza non era mai stata prodotta in aula.

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It was translated into English in by Guido Waldman. I barico that at one point in my life I was only reading books over pages. But as it went on I grew more impressed with the small seeds Baricco has planted that qlessandro to a couple of major surprises. This read was a nice break after reading long books.

KR KY, with slight fix in Was it a fable with its repetitive phrases and unreal aura? They do not speak but manage to communicate via letters that have to be translated and then… Well you have to read the book.