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Jul 28, Nicholas Sparks rated it it was amazing Shelves: How she knew about his inner life, and didn’t want to be a surrogate.

In fact chapter 49 consisted of only four very short sentences. How she knew about his inner life, “He wasn’t much cut out for serious conversations. This page was last edited on 30 Juneat We had differing opinions, especially on the letters and the two aviaries. Flaubert was writing Salammbo, electric light was still a hypothesis and Abraham Lincoln, on the other side of the ocean, was fighting a war whose end he would not see.

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A great example of how much can be achieved in a spare novella. They do not speak but manage to communicate via letters that have to be translated and then… Well you have to read the book.

Was it a parable of human life with all its ambitions and failures? I love this book, really is an interesting story and great for someone like me who is just starting to learn italian.


No matter, it was beautiful How their secret affair develops and how it unfolds is told in a narration as beautiful, smooth and seamless as a piece of the finest silk. 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 returnit took a great deal of courage for an individual such as Joncour to attempt to travel there.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. 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.

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. Comfortable language, cozy, gentle. E il comunicare messaggi forti dove lo lasciamo? This was the age when a new explosion of trade changed the nature of the already long established Silk-Route.

Beautifully written, surrounded by a veil of mystery, fragile like silkworms eggs and delicate as silk thread. There is also time for character development. The language comes across in a poetic mode in the Spanish translation from the original Italian.


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You’ll miss out otherwise. I was expecting an Italian novel for a native speaker. Open Preview See a Problem? Il signor Baricco sapeva bene quel che faceva alessanvro nella narrazione brani che ricorrono identici. My advice on this book would be: Herve replays this journey four times.

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View all 33 comments. Silk is everything summed up in a few lines. I prefer them because you have time to know better the characters, to discover their secrets, the way they think.

Was there a symbolic meaning here that I could not understand? The sixty-five chapters are short and punchy and yet they resonated with me. View all 16 comments. I never imagined I would like a book where the main character makes a living by buying silkworms. Three of them are peaceful. The characters are there, fully realized, but at the same time, each character is a mystery or a ghost without definite shape.

View all 8 comments. Lists with This Book. Write a customer review. The contents of the book appear to give off a lambent glow for some obscure reason.

In the end, it doesn’t matter if you do or not. Vuol dirci come si chiama?