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Χωρίς αίμα

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Στο ξάγναντο, το παλιό υποστατικό του Μάτο Ρούτο στεκόταν σβηστό, λαξεμένο σε μαύρο φόντο, κόντρα στο φως του δειλινού. Μοναδικό στίγμα στο αδειανό περίγραμμα του κάμπου. Οι τέσσερις άντρες έφτασαν με μια παλιά Μερσεντές. Ο δρόμος ήταν σκαμμένος και ξερός -ένας φτωχός αγροτικός δρόμος. Από το υποστατικό, ο Μαουέλ Ρόκα τους είδε.

Πλησίασε στο παράθυρο. Πρώτα είδε τη στήλη τη
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Paperback, 97 pages
Published 2005 by Πατάκη (first published January 1st 2002)
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karen
Mar 30, 2008 karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this man writes like deer run...
Chris_P
"C.
Ca.
Cal.
Cali.
Calif.
Califo.
Califor.
Californ.
Californi.
California.
California.
California.
California.
Darkness."

Perfect! Perfect story, perfect storytelling! Baricco's short novel "Without Blood" is like a song. His words flow like musical notes that form a haunting melody, destined to stay with you long after you've turned the last page.
Simply and poetically amazing!
TK421
Dec 17, 2014 TK421 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literary
Alessandro Baricco is a storytelling poet. His words are honey for the mind. To say much of this slim novel would be to cheat future readers from experiencing what I just experienced. My heart is broken. My mind is vitalized. My soul feels as if it has been twisted. Ultimately, Baricco asks and answers a simple question (with a very complex answer): Can a person have revenge without shedding blood?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION
Kristine
Aug 21, 2015 Kristine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Πως γράφεις ένα συναισθηματικά ασφυκτικό αριστούργημα σε 87 σελίδες? Alessandro Baricco θα τα ξαναπούμε σύντομα.
Max Karpovets
Постать Алесандро Барікко може бути відома завдяки популярній стрічці 1900 (Тисяча дев’ятисотий) Джузеппе Торнаторре, що отримала Оскара як кращий іноземний фільм. На встановлення стилю письма Барікко мали вплив два фактори – філософська та музична освіта. Можна сказати, що знанная „музичної грамоти” додає романам Барікко мелодійності, легкості і ритму, а філософія – глибини і чіткості думки. Крім літературної діяльності, Барріко в Італії відомий як музичний критик, ведучий і журналіст. Найбільш ...more
Alma Q
Apr 27, 2016 Alma Q rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of short fiction, at least those who haven't yet read every other war story under the sun.
(Written on February 1st, 2016. Slightly edited on April 5th of the same year.)

An indulgence in the life of a non-reading reader. I both thoroughly enjoyed and envied Baricco's writing ability; his construction of sentences, characters, and scenes is superb, and woven together they are magic. A perfect package.

Perhaps a little too perfect, even, and I say that because of no more than one or two sentences - the story maybe loses just a touch of its edge at the end, at least for readers like me wh
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Carla
Talvez demasiado breve para a profundidade psicológica do que é narrado...

Senti sinceramente que eram necessárias mais páginas para abarcar aquele desfecho que tem tanto de absurdo como de belo.

"Então pensou que, por incompreensível que a vida seja, provavelmente a atravessamos com o único desejo de regressar ao inferno que nos gerou, e de habitar ao lado de quem, uma vez, nos salvou desse inferno. Tentou perguntar a si mesma de onde viria aquela absurda fidelidade ao horror, mas descobriu que
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Ruth A secas
A VER COMO OS LO EXPLICO, ¡ESTE LIBRO ES UNA JODIDA MARAVILLA!.
Segundo libro que leo del autor y segundo libro que me fascina, pero ¿cómo puede transmitir tanto en tan poquitas páginas?.
No tenía ni idea de que me iba a encontrar entre sus páginas -como siempre, menuda novedad que os estoy contando ¡eh! lo flipáteis jajaja- y nos encontramos a una familia normal en período de postguerra, esta familia está en su casa hasta que aparecen unos señores y paaaaaaaaaaam empiezan a ocurrir un montón de a
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Alisea
Mar 25, 2016 Alisea rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Scritto come solo Baricco sa scrivere: stile ricco di musicalità, ad effetto, forbito... ma non c'è altro...
La trama è inconsistente anche se all'inizio promette bene, poi l'autore si lascia distrarre dalle parole e finisce con il perdere del tutto il filo della trama che risulta scontata, dispersiva e del tutto insipida..
Un esercizio di stile...
Diane S ☔
Sep 17, 2014 Diane S ☔ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The justification men use for killing and for War. What I thought was going to be a revenge story turns into so much more when in the hands of Baricco. Powerful words, providing powerful visuals.
Radwa
Sep 02, 2012 Radwa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gifts
محور الرواية هو ... الانتقام!
الرواية تدور في أعقاب حرب ما, في منزل طبيب سابق و هو روكا كانت لمستشفاه أثر ما في مقتل أخ ساليناس (الرجل الذي هاجمه في بيته)و في هذا الهجوم قتل الأب الطبيب والابن .. و نجت الابنة بطريقة ما, لتبدأ حياة غريبة فيما بعد تتمحور حول الانتقام من قاتلي أبيها و أخيها

هي رواية عن وجهات النظر المختلفة و كيف ان هناك من يرى "الدماء" ضرورة لانهاء الحرب .. و ان عليك أن تقتل مائة طفل لكي يحيا ملايين -مثلا- و هناك من تدمرت حياتهم بسبب هذه النظرية و منهم البطلة, نينا.

الانتقام سلسلة لا
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Beatrice
Nov 10, 2014 Beatrice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Allora pensò che per quanto la vita sia incomprensibile, probabilmente noi la attraversiamo con l'unico desiderio di ritornare all'inferno che ci ha generati, e di abitarvi al fianco di chi, una volta, da quell'inferno, ci ha salvato. Provò a chiedersi da dove venisse quell'assurda fedeltà all'orrore, ma scoprì di non avere risposte. Capiva solo che nulla è più forte di quell'istinto a tornare dove ci hanno spezzato, e a replicare quell'istante per anni. Solo pensando che chi ci ha salvati una ...more
Gabriela
Dec 17, 2014 Gabriela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Noémi
What an amazing mix of unbelievable happenings, determinations and reflexions.
Ani Artinyan
Apr 05, 2014 Ani Artinyan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Алесандро Барико отново ме заведе на пътешествие - от тези, които траят само часове, толкова малко часове, че и секундите в тях можеш да преброиш. От тези, които те смачкват от умора, но по толкова красив и мъдър начин, че ти се иска да обуеш обувките веднага пак и да тръгнеш пак, този път сам, с малко повече смелост, спокойствие.. с много повече себе си, да тръгнеш пак в собствения си роман.
Andrea Gatti
Jan 07, 2016 Andrea Gatti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Baricco negli ultimi tempi lo digerisco a fatica. Ho iniziato con Oceano Mare, che mi è piaciuto molto, poi Novecento, che ho adorato, poi Seta e Castelli di rabbia, che invece ho trovato lenti, pesanti e pieni di artifici e virtuosismi fini a se stessi.
Dopodiché ho iniziato a pensare che Baricco non fosse altro che quello: virtuosismi fini a se stessi.
Con Senza sangue, approcciato solo grazie a un viaggio in aereo e a un kindle scarico, mi sono dovuto ricredere: ogni tanto c'azzecca.
Il libro(in
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Francesca
Sep 22, 2015 Francesca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Letto in un batter di ciglia, breve e intenso. Come in Novecento lo stile si asciuga, senza sangue e senza dolore, si adatta alla storia. Un regalo, questo libro e la sua storia, di cui ancora sono immensamente grata. Confesso che ho pianto quando l'ho finito. Un racconto lungo sul "punto esatto" in cui la vita può trovare un equilibrio, nonostante l'orrore e il male e lo schifo, un equilibrio in cui finalmente questa vita precaria può non fare male, non spezzarsi, non spezzarti e, anche, forse, ...more
Evan
Well, this took an hour to read, very short, 97 pages, more like a short story...

It moves along at lightning speed, Baricco interweaves philosophical musings on war, violence, politics, the nature of truth, etc., as the story moves apace...

The book begins with a straightforward account of a traumatic moment of wartime, actually a scene occurring after the war is over. The war is not specified, but it's obviously WWII and the place is Italy. Vengeance seekers from the winning side are after a doc
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My Inner Shelf
Sep 21, 2010 My Inner Shelf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporains
Étrange récit que ce court roman de Baricco. Court, mais tout de même divisé en deux parties. La première m’a paru la plus dure, la plus cruelle. Un homme et ses deux enfants sont retranchés dans une ferme isolée. Des hommes armés font irruption et l’horreur s’abat sur la famille.
La seconde partie se déroule quelques décennies plus tard. Une femme âgée rencontre un vieil homme qui vend des billets de loterie. Elle l’invite à boire un verre, et un dialogue s’installe. C’est le moment des aveux et
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Sandra
Feb 11, 2012 Sandra rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-star, meu
Este é um dos livros que saiu recentemente com a revista Sábado. Mal o tive nas mãos fiquei ansiosa para lhe pegar pois já ouvi falar muito deste autor e queria ler alguma coisa dele. Apesar de todos este sentimentos positivistas tenho de confessar que agradou mas não maravilhou. Culpa disto é talvez a sinopse que acompanha esta edição que revela demasiado do enredo. O livro é pequeno e não havia necessidade de contar tanto sobre o que se iria ler.


Baricco conta-nos uma estória de assassínio, cul
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Ignė Sutemos
Tada pagalvojome : net jei nesuprantame gyvenimo prasmės, pereiname jį tikriausiai turėdami vienintelį troškimą - grįžti į mus pagimdžiusį pragarą ir apsigyventi šalia to, kuris kažkada mus iš jo išgelbėjo.
lézengő reader
Semmi gond vele, csak nem fogott meg. És ez azért Bariccótól szokatlan.
Riccardo
May 27, 2014 Riccardo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Confesso, conscio di rischiare di attirarmi le ire degli ammiratori di Baricco e di questo romanzo in particolare, che io di "Senza sangue" taglierei senza pietà la prima parte e terrei solamente la seconda, in special modo le scene al caffè e all'albergo. In queste scene, infatti, si concentra, secondo il mio modesto ed opinabilissimo parere, il significato profondo e la bellezza del romanzo. Romanzo che si rivela nell'essere di colei che fu Nina e poi divenne, nelle sue vite successive, prima ...more
Arda
Jul 23, 2014 Arda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Avevo letto "Tre volte all'alba",e mi ero innamorata di Baricco e del suo modo di scrivere. Ho iniziato a leggere "Senza Sangue",ritrovando la stessa tipologia di scrittura del libro prima citato. A differenza di "Tre volte all'alba", che si sviluppa su tre capitoli in diverse fasce temporali,questa volta si svolge tutto in due parti...anche qui,le fasce temporali sono diverse,e come per l'altro libro,i protagonasti sono sempre gli stessi,prima piccoli,poi grandi....Qui la principale protagonist ...more
York
Apr 19, 2015 York rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Esta novela corta/cuento largo se siente como una suerte de ensayo, una especie de entrenamiento para algo más ambicioso, algo que terminaría siendo City, aquí hay una transición entre el western de esa gran novela y la filosofía zen de Silk, donde el personaje, igual que el lector se ven irremediablemente condenados a ser observadores del desenvolvimiento de su vida, su muerte y las consecuencias de sus decisiones.

Generalmente no soy muy fanático de historias que involucren vaqueros, pero aquí
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Jean
Jul 08, 2014 Jean rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sin sangre es una novela corta que habla sobre la venganza y sus consecuencias en las personas. La primera parte narra la llegada de un mercedes cargado de matones a la casa de Manuel Roca y mediante una intrincada combinación de narradores le permite al lector tener una idea meridiana de lo que está pasando.

A pesar de que se llame “Sin sangre” en esta parte inicial la hay. El autor cuenta un par de acciones brutales de manera muy veloz, pero con la suficiente descripción como para que el lector
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Saúl Souto
Feb 03, 2016 Saúl Souto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy bueno, recuerdo haberlo leído hace más de diez años.
Dragan Nanic
Baricco is best when he chooses settings according to his particular sensibility, i.e. past times and dreamlike places. By his own admission he is not comfortable with modern world, which in itself is not a flaw in any way. However, in tackling sensitive issues like the reunion of a victim with it's torturer, it would be better if he stayed on familiar ground. Theme has been visited before with more or less success and two movies spring to mind immediately - impressive Night Porter by Liliana Ca ...more
Jaume Salvà i Lara
Me ha cautivado la forma en que Baricco nos mete en la historia sin los recursos habituales (encuadre geográfico y temporal, descripciones, personajes bien definidos). En ese sentido, me ha interesado mucho más la primera parte que la segunda. En la escena del tiroteo, la economía de recursos está muy relacionada con lo trepidante del ritmo, acelerado por la contraposición con la percepción del mismo tiempo por parte de la niña.

La segunda parte se deshincha debido al aroma de moralina algo manid
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Noémi Balási
Reading Baricco is like finding a lost family heritage letter. It is short but still touches you and moves you in a mesmerizing and starkly way. Only few paraghraphs are enough to sum up what it means to be human, in an elemental and absolute way.
Dheerapol
Oct 24, 2014 Dheerapol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
"ไรเลือด" ผลงานของผูเขียน "ไหม (Silk)"

เลมนีอยากไดนานแลว เพิงไดจากกองดิดวันนี สิงทีทำใหอยากอานเลมนีไมใชเพราะนิยามเลมกอนหนา แตเปนคำโปรยบนปกทีติดปายตัวโตๆวา "เดกอายุตำกวา 15 ปีควรปรึกษาผูปกครอง" และยังมีเตือนอีกวา "นวนิยาย ไมใชวรรณกรรมเยาวชน"

เปนหนังสือนวนิยายความยาวแคประมาณ 100 หนา ใชคำไมเยอะ แตอานแลวสามารถนึกภาพตาม ตอนอานมีความรูสึกเหมือนดูหนังเรืองนึง ความสนุกอีกอยางคือเรืองราวทีเราแทบจะไมสามารถคาดเดาไดวาอะไรจะเกิดขึนตอไป มันไมใชหักมุม แตเปนรูปแบบการเขียนทีทำใหเราอยากอานตามไปเรือยวาเรืองราวมันจะ
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Alessandro Baricco is a popular Italian writer, director and performer. His novels have been translated into a wide number of languages, and include Lands of Glass, Silk, Ocean Sea, City, and Without Blood. His theatrical monologue, Novecento, was adapted into film, titled The Legend of 1900.

He currently lives in Rome with his wife and two sons.
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