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Flaubert was writing Salammbo, electric light remained hypothetical, and Abraham Lincoln, beyond the Ocean, was fighting a war of which he was not to see the finish. Anche adesso ne sta pensando una delle sue.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This read was a nice break after reading long books. La prego, innanzitutto, di chiarircene la natura. I never imagined I would like a book where the main character makes a living by buying silkworms. View all 8 comments. Bastava un articolo di fondo se proprio se ne sentiva l’urgenza di parlarne. He currently lives in Barocco with his wife and two sons.

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This is another form of love story, one written in almost poetic form. Five stars, without qualification. The reviews are consistently negative. 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.


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, precisely because it is so easy to read. Whatever it was it was charming.

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View all 9 comments. Silenzio, prego due colpi col martelletto. It was translated into English in by Laessandro Waldman.

Ze heeft een magisch realistische tekenstijl en de Japanse kunst uit die tijd is hier zo ontzettend fraai in verwerkt het verhaal speelt zich af vanafin Frankrijk en Japan.

Beautifully written, surrounded by a veil of mystery, fragile like silkworms eggs and delicate as silk thread. Silk is a celebration of love, adventure and alessanfro. And it is done seha such a beautiful and remarkable way that this reader never felt as if important aspects of the novel were only glazed over. I’m trying to say why it was good without being too specific and giving much away. Molti lo accusano di voler essere eccessivamente popolare.

But not this time, not this time.

A love story, but not a love story. Nei limiti del possibile. E racconta essenzialmente storie che piacciono a lui.


The beauty of this prose poem lies in its minimalist brush strokes. Paperback91 pages. This style of writing is quite unknown to me.

Was it a parable of human life with all i I have a tendency to picking up doom and gloom books. Credo ormai di aver compreso che Baricco sia uno di quegli scrittori privi di vie di mezzo, per quanto riguarda il loro rapporto con il lettore: 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.

The narration is not factual, but essentially evocative. Or maybe just an unattainable dream?

En een clip op youtube: La letteratura deve essere seducente. What is alessamdro ending of the story of silk Alessandro Baricco? 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.