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Baricco, Alessandro 1958-

Works: 402 works in 2,269 publications in 34 languages and 14,728 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Romance films  Psychological fiction  Monologues (Drama)  Ghost films  Horror films  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, win, Creator, Other, Editor, Translator, Compiler, Director, Narrator, Contributor, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: PQ4862.A6745, 853.914
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Silk by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

340 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 25 languages and held by 2,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1860, France's silk trade is threatened by an epidemic. To obtain uncontaminated silk worm eggs, a young man goes on a clandestine journey to Japan--where he falls in love with a lovely, non-Oriental concubine. This critically acclaimed narrative, seamless as a piece of fine silk, plays on the imagination, haunting as a strain of beautiful music
Ocean sea by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

182 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a group of guests in a resort by the sea, tracing their lives and the fate that awaits them-- including love and murder. Among the guests are a painter, a philosopher, two women, a priest and a mysterious sailor. By an Italian writer, author of Silk
An Iliad by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

61 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alessandro Baricco re-creates the siege of Troy through the voices of twenty-one Homeric characters in the narrative idiom of our modern imagination"--Page 2 of cover
City by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

114 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 21 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of "Silk" comes a panoramic Cartesian comic book of a novel--with super heroes, boxers, and a bedwetting prodigy expected to win the Nobel Prize. By turns hilarious and deeply sad, "City" is an American original, penned by a brilliant Italian
Without blood by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

65 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the acclaimed international bestseller "Silk" comes an unforgettable tale of the cruelty of war, a little girl's shattered world, and her lifelong quest for revenge and healing
Mr. Gwyn & Three times at dawn by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

53 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After celebrated author Jasper Gwyn suddenly and publicly announces that he will never write another book, he embarks on a strange new career path as a "copyist," holding thirty-day sittings in a meticulously appointed room and producing, at the end, brief but profoundly rich portraits in prose. The surprising, beautiful, and even frightening results are received with rapture by their subjects--among them Gwyn's devoted assistant, Rebecca; a beautiful fabric importer; a landscape painter; Gwyn's own literary agent; two wealthy newlyweds; a tailor to the Queen; and a very dangerous nineteen-year-old."--Page 4 of cover
Lands of glass by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

152 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quinnipak. Una ciudad imaginaria en la que convive una galería de extraordinarios personajes empeñados en construir castillos en el aire que irán desmoronándose hasta dejar un poso de tristeza o de rabia: el señor Rail, cuyo sueño es poseer un ferrocarril sólo para sentir el vértigo de la velocidad; su esposa, Jun, cuya belleza inspiró a Dios "la extravagante idea de pecado"; Pekisch, inventor de artilugios imposibles; Mormy, el niño bastardo capaz de detener el tiempo en su mirada ... Una novela construida como un puzzle o una fuga de personajes, historias y digresiones que confluyen de forma independiente hacia un sorprendente epílogo en el que descubriremos una amarga verdad. -- Publisher's website
Novecento : un monologo by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

130 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans ce long monologue qui swingue comme un morceau de jazz, Novecento parle. Moïse des transatlantiques trouvé âgé de quelques jours, dans une caisse sous un piano, il n'a jamais connu d'autre univers que la mer
Emmaus by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

32 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows four friends, all devout Catholics from poor, but proud, Italian families as they advance from adolescence to manhood, fighting the problems and uncertainty of youth, while attracted to the same hyper-sexual woman
The young bride by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

aFrom international bestselling author, Alessandro Baricco, comes a scintillating and sensual novel about a young woman's ingress into a fantastically strange family. The hand of the young woman in question has been promised to the scion of a noble family. She is to make her preparations for marriage at the family's villa, where the inhabitants never seem to sleep. The atmosphere turns surreal as the days pass and her presence on the family estate begins to make itself felt on her future in-laws. In this erotically charged and magical novel, Alessandro Baricco portrays a cast of mysterious characters who exist outside of the rules of causation as he tells a story, an adult fable, about fate and the difficult job of confronting the Other and creating an Us
Questa storia by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tre volte all'alba by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Si tratta di tre racconti, indipendenti tra loro ma legati da un unico filo conduttore. Le tre storie si sfiorano tra loro in maniera quasi impercettibile, eppure dal flebile punto di contatto nasce un legame profondo, come avviene per i protagonisti della singola vicenda. Il vissuto della narrazione si svolge sempre all'alba e i protagonisti sono due sconosciuti, che in seguito ad un incontro fortuito si raccontano e si rivelano, instaurando tra di loro un legame umano in grado di svelare all'altro il loro io più profondo in pochi attimi, con poche parole. Tutti i personaggi presenti nel romanzo hanno lasciato qualcosa di importante nel loro passato e hanno dovuto ricominciare. Alessandro Baricco esplora la vita e le relazioni umane attraverso le storie degli uomini e delle donne che popolano Tre volte all'alba"
Smith & Wesson by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Italian and German and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Next : piccolo libro sulla globalizzazione e sul mondo che verrà by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in Italian and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I barbari : saggio sulla mutazione by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in Italian and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dovendo riassumere, direi questo: tutti a sentire, nell'aria, un'incomprensibile apocalisse imminente; e, ovunque, questa voce che corre: stanno arrivando i barbari. Vedi menti raffinate scrutare l'arrivo dell'invasione con gli occhi fissi nell'orizzonte della televisione. Professori capaci, dalle loro cattedre, misurano nei silenzi dei loro allievi le rovine che si è lasciato dietro il passaggio di un'orda che, in effetti, nessuno però è riuscito a vedere. E intorno a quel che si scrive o si immagina aleggia lo sguardo smarrito di esegeti che, sgomenti, raccontano una terra saccheggiata da predatori senza cultura. I barbari, eccoli qua. Ora: nel mio mondo scarseggia l'onestà intellettuale, ma non l'intelligenza. Non sono tutti ammattiti. Vedono qualcosa che c'è. Ma quel che c'è, io non riesco a guardarlo con quegli occhi lì. Qualcosa non mi torna."
The barbarians : an essay on the mutation of culture by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manifesto on the state of global culture by one of Italy's most respected literary voices explores how connectivity is changing the way culture is being experienced, citing the rise of ambitious outside influences on long-standing traditions and how widespread evolutions are enabling profoundly different approaches to creating meaning and having experiences
Novecento by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the turn of the 20th Century, the great cruise liner Virginia shuttles back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean, transporting passengers from old Europe to the New World. When an abandoned baby is found on board the sailors christen Novecento -- 1900. The child is destined to a strange fate. Novecento will never leave the ship as long as he lives, yet he becomes the greatest jazz musician the world would never know. He only knows his music, which has a magical effect on everyone who hears. For six years before World War II, Tim Tooney played trumpet with him and Novecento gave him his story ... Adapted for film in The Legend of 1900, this stage adaptation presented as a monologue, is a beautiful piece of theatre."--Publisher
Novecento : die Legende vom Ozeanpianisten by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in German and Italian and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baricco legt mit 'Novecento' ein bestechendes kleines Buch vor: eine One-man-show, perfekt inszeniert, grosse Kulisse, Rhythmus, Swing, Weisheit und Musik. Der Ozeanpianist Novecento T. D. Lemon, geboren von armen Auswanderern auf dem Luxusliner Virginian (baugleich mit der Titanic) wird im Jahre 1900 in einer Zitronenkiste auf dem Piano der Luxusklasse ausgesetzt. Er wird sein ganzes Leben auf den Ozean verbringen, ohne ein einziges Mal Land zu betreten. Die Welt kommt zu ihm aufs Schiff, denn Novecento besitzt die Gabe, die Musik des Lebens, die die Menschen mitbringen, zu hören und das Leben, die Liebe, das Unglück in seinem genialen Pianospiel zu verzaubern. Sein Leben ist eine ununterbrochene musikalische Reise durch unser Jahrhundert bis zum bitteren Ende. Ein geniales, schwungvolles Büchlein. Für alle Bibliotheken empfohlen
Il genio in fuga : due saggi sul teatro musicale di Gioachino Rossini by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnum : cronache dal grande show by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in Italian and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.64 (from 0.22 for Silk / ... to 1.00 for La carne, ...)

An Iliad
Alternative Names
Alesandras Bariko

Alesandro Bariko

Alessandro Baricco écrivain italien

Alessandro Baricco escriptor

Alessandro Baricco escritor italiano

Alessandro Baricco Italiaans schrijver

Alessandro Baricco Italian writer

Alessandro Baricco italienischer Schriftsteller

Alessandro Baricco olasz költő, író, rendező, előadóművész

Alessandro Baricco włoski pisarz

Alessandro Boriçço

Alexander Baricco


Baricco Alessandro

Barikko, Alessandro 1958-

Bārīkko, Alisāndro 1958-

Bariko, Alesandro 1958-

Bariko, Alessandro

Bārīkū, Alīsāndrū 1958-

Barrico, Alessandro

Алесандра Барыка

Алесандро Барико

Алессандро Барикко

Алессандро Барікко

Барикко, Алессандро

Барикко, Алессандро 1958-

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אלסנדרו בריקו

אלסנדרו בריקו סופר איטלקי

الساندرو باریکو مجری تلویزیونی، ژورنالیست، و نویسنده ایتالیایی

أليساندرو باريكو، 1958-

바리코, 알렉산드로 1958-


バリッコ, アレッサンドロ


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