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Fiction in this instance, contemporary Italian fiction, was my immediate response. Silk evoked images of distant Japan and the girl which eyes did not have an oriental slant ; elicited thoughts about things that couldn’t happen and made me ponder over pain of longing and power of patience. However, an epidemic hits the silkworms of Europe, and before long, the epidemic spreads to the far reaches of Egypt.

Because Longing is as slippery and shiny and as smooth as silk. He read the fly cover and taking a small notebook out of his pocket, wrote down the title of the book and the name of the author. Sega it a parable of human life with all i I have a tendency to picking up doom and gloom books.

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In fact, I not only liked it, I loved it. E credo anche di aver capito che io rientro decisamente nella prima categoria.

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Ma che meraviglia le descrizioni, che meraviglia i racconti. But the fascination he has for the concubine and she for him is the foundation of this novella. A garden for the children to play in Rebecca Dautremer illustrated this story by Alessandro Baricco, so soft and subtle, telling her own story at the same time. How she knew about his inner life, bagicco wasn’t much cut out for serious conversations.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He currently lives in Rome with his wife and two sons. It’s short and poignant and alesswndro, in every way. But I do believe that I pointed him in the right direction.

It is the s; Japan is closed to foreigners and this has to be a clandestine operation. During his 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 is a celebration of love, adventure and storytelling. It was full of exotic birds and then one day the concubine lets them out.

Herve replays this journey four times. Alessandro Baricco is a popular Italian writer, director and performer. I also recommend that you read it all in one sitting.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I prefer them because you have time to know bett 3. Many sentences are left open and others are placed here or there, as if they were loose brushstrokes painted with Japanese ink. E poi, questa fissa di raccontare storie la ha sempre avuta. There is also time for character development. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. View all 16 comments.

Not to mention the woman that Herve loves? What matters most is the feeling you experience while you absorb it. Lo guardi in faccia. Made me cry, it did. You’ll miss out otherwise. Bastava un articolo di fondo se proprio se ne sentiva l’urgenza di parlarne. View all 6 comments.

This is another form of love story, one written in almost poetic form. In fact, it is closed off to anyone who leaves the island. Silenzio, prego due colpi col martelletto.