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Baricco, Alessandro 1958-

Works: 431 works in 2,413 publications in 36 languages and 15,217 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Historical fiction  Romance films  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans  Monologues (Drama) 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, win, Creator, Other, Editor, Translator, Compiler, Director, Interviewee, Narrator, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: PQ4862.A6745, 853.914
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Silk by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

350 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 25 languages and held by 2,417 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 )

186 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,208 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
City by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

120 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 21 languages and held by 920 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 )

74 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 865 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
An Iliad by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 697 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
Mr. Gwyn & Three times at dawn by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

48 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 640 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 )

156 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composé à la manière d'une fugue, servi par une écriture tour à tour lyrique, épique. dramatique ou burlesque, Châteaux de la colère est un livre jubilatoire qui célèbre d'un même élan la beauté du monde, les prodiges de la technique, les pouvoirs de l'imaginaire et l'indéféctible espérance des hommes "toujours penchés sur le bord des choses, à chercher l'impossible"
Novecento : un monologo by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

139 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 568 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 )

33 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 485 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 )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 336 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 )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultimo Parri wächst in einer Autowerkstatt auf, wird Soldat im Ersten Weltkrieg, jagt dem Traum von der vollkommenen Rennbahn nach und verliebt sich in eine Prinzessin
Omero, Iliade by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

42 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La Ilíada de Homero sigue cantando desde el fondo de los siglos. Canta cincuenta y un días del último año de una guerra que llevará, una década después, a la conquista y la destrucción de la ciudad de Troya. Canta a los dioses, hombres y héroes. Guiado por la idea de adaptar el texto para una lectura pública, Alessandro Baricco relee y reescribe la Ilíada de Homero, construyendo con el material original un concertato de veintiuna voces; los personajes homéricos son llamados a escena para relatar, con una voz cercanísima a nosotros, su historia de pasiones y de sangre, su gran guerra, su gran aventura."--Contratapa
Tre volte all'alba by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 210 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."
Novecento by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 173 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
Smith & Wesson by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Italian and German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in Italian and held by 141 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."
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 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The barbarians : an essay on the mutation of culture by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 118 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
Zijde by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in Dutch and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op zijn handelsreizen naar Japan ontmoet een 19e-eeuwse Fransman een mysterieuze vrouw
Il genio in fuga : due saggi sul teatro musicale di Gioachino Rossini by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.66 (from 0.26 for Silk / ... to 1.00 for La carne, ...)

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 scriitor italian

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


Ocean seaCityWithout bloodAn IliadLands of glassNovecento : un monologoQuesta storiaOmero, IliadeNovecento