Books by Alessandro Baricco and Complete Book Reviews

Alessandro Baricco, Author Alfred A. Knopf $18 (112p) ISBN 978-1-4000-4145-9
In Alessandro Baricco's brief, penetrating morality tale, Without Blood (trans. from the Italian by Ann Goldstein), Nina, a little girl, witnesses the murder of her doctor father by men who accuse him of hideous war crimes. As an old woman, Nina
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Alessandro Baricco, trans. from the Italian by Ann Goldstein. McSweeney’s, $22 (280p) ISBN 978-1-938073-96-0
A prolific European master often compared to Italo Calvino, Baricco is still best known in the States for the cult classic Silk—but that should change with this enigmatic novel, which offers genial weirdness unparalleled this side of Haruki Murakami.
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Alessandro Baricco, Author, Alastair McEwen, Translator, Alasdair McEwen, Translator Alfred A. Knopf $23 (272p) ISBN 978-0-375-40423-8
Italian writer Baricco, who wrote this novel before the highly regarded Silk, again delivers a work whose spare, lyrical language and enigmatic episodes culminate in a tale of love and revenge. This story of obsession is a meditation on the sea--its
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Alessandro Baricco, Author, Ann Goldstein, Translator , trans. from the Italian by Ann Goldstein. Knopf $25 (336p) ISBN 978-0-375-41142-7
Baricco struggles to regain the magic that made Silk an international bestseller in this disappointing follow-up set in the U.S. and starring a precocious 13-year-old named Gould, who finds himself losing his childhood amid the demands of life as a
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Alessandro Baricco, trans. from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli. Rizzoli, $25.95 (176p) ISBN 978-0-8478-4291-9
In this insightful book, which reads as an episodic essay, Baricco (Emmaus) addresses the widespread fear—at least among intellectuals and academics—that we are facing a “cultural apocalypse,” that civilized culture is being sacked by “predators...
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Alessandro Baricco, Author, Ann Goldstein, Translator , trans. from italian by Ann Goldstein. Knopf $21 (158p) ISBN 978-0-307-26355-1
Baricco made his name internationally with his debut, Silk (1997), and has since released three more well-received novels, most recently the war-themed Without Blood (2004). This prose retelling of the Iliad is sure to top them all. Baricco...
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Alessandro Baricco, Author, Guido Waldman, Translator HarperCollins Publishers $15 (96p) ISBN 978-1-86046-310-5
In 1861, after plague has destroyed the silkworms in the Middle East and Africa, French merchant Herve Joncour travels to Japan--a country of which little is known to the French--in search of healthier, better silk. Flouting a Japanese law against...
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