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Her style is magical realistic and the Japanese art of that time is nicely blendend in her alezsandro the story takes place fromin France and Japan.

May 13, TK rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 Western 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 the Netherlands supported the rebels as the Japanese civil war erupted.

Se podria decir que es una historia de amor. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Mary had read it quickly and concluded that it was a light read and then she brought up several questions that made the pair of us look through the book again. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ni siquiera es un cuento.

Chel recommends Silk 1 13 Jan 02, The next short chapter with alessanvro print draws you immediately in until you suddenly reach the end. 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.


Now, it would have been easy for the author, Alessandro Baricco, to bombard the reader with fascinating details about the politics of Japan, and the history of opening the island to outsiders. El hombre se llama Herve Joncour. Views Read Edit View history.

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There is also time for character development. 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. A reader of what genre was his somewhat disdainful reply. They said he was a saint. His trade in Japan and his personal relationship with the concubine are both strained by the internal political turmoil and alessanndro anti-Western sentiment in Japan that followed the arrival of Matthew C.

You’ll miss out otherwise. Seda or Silk, then comes across as a lyrical legend in which the underlying feeling or theme would seem to be Love. Il signor Baricco racconta. Animal Farm, Slaughterhouse 5. A tale, but not a tale. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

View all 7 comments. E racconta essenzialmente storie che piacciono a lui. Scrivano, sta prendendo nota? It begins with a man who travels the world, and ends at a lake that stays undisturbed on a alesssndro day. Return to Book Page. It was full of exotic birds and then one day the concubine lets them out.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. A different context could have also served for these historical components seem no more than a setting made of cardboard planks. He spoke softly, staring into the air, at things the others couldn’t see. He had a slight look alessandeo irritation on his face but then forced a smile and gently took hold of the book.

Seda/ Silk

It was translated into English in by Guido Waldman. View all 12 comments. A garden for the children to play in It is intimate and sad and in the end it ask a question about what we want to be remembered for? January Learn how and when to remove this template message. But not this time, not this time. Books by Alessandro Baricco. No hay mucho mas que anadir. We are also reminded of the opening of the Suez Canal, and more pertinent to the tale, the scientific discoveries of Pasteur related to parasites and silkworms.


View all 6 comments. I never imagined I would like a book where the main character makes a living by buying silkworms. You could call it a love story, but if it was only that it would not have been worth telling. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

View all 10 comments. La letteratura deve essere seducente.

When you consider that Japan was closed to foreigners at that time and was a particularly dangerous place to be in many went there and were never to return alessandrro, it took a great deal of courage for an individual such as Joncour to attempt to travel there. Right book at the right time. A great example of how much can be achieved in a spare novella.

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I had no idea what kind of books she read but she promised me that she would read it that evening and the next morning we sat down, with her husband John, and discussed the book. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.

A novel, but not a novel. Un libro precioso,corto, me lo lei de un tiron!!