Alessandro Baricco


Born
in Turin, Italy
January 25, 1958

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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.

Average rating: 3.89 · 138,970 ratings · 10,166 reviews · 72 distinct worksSimilar authors
Novecento. Un monologo

4.18 avg rating — 25,732 ratings — published 1994 — 96 editions
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Silk

3.85 avg rating — 41,764 ratings — published 1996 — 189 editions
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Ocean Sea

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4.10 avg rating — 18,013 ratings — published 1993 — 91 editions
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مستر غوين

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4.08 avg rating — 7,235 ratings — published 2011 — 50 editions
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Castelli di rabbia

3.78 avg rating — 6,683 ratings — published 1991 — 60 editions
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Tre volte all'alba

3.68 avg rating — 4,990 ratings — published 2012 — 37 editions
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City

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3.75 avg rating — 4,014 ratings — published 1999 — 55 editions
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Emmaus

3.29 avg rating — 3,608 ratings — published 2009 — 45 editions
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Without Blood

3.54 avg rating — 4,988 ratings — published 2002 — 77 editions
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Questa storia

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3.80 avg rating — 2,499 ratings — published 2005 — 47 editions
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“It's a strange grief… to die of nostalgia for something you you will never live.”
Alessandro Baricco, Silk

“إنه ألمٌ غـريب , أن تموت من الحنين لشـيء.. لم تعشـه أبداً”
Alessandro Baricco, Silk

“This is the seashore. Neither land nor sea. It’s a place that does not exist.”
Alessandro Baricco, Ocean Sea

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July Short Story/Novella Poll

Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti, 70 pages, 1862
 
  38 votes, 22.1%

Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx, 55 pages, 1997
 
  35 votes, 20.3%

The Misanthrope by Molière, 64+ pages, 1666
 
  27 votes, 15.7%

 
  25 votes, 14.5%

The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster, 48 pages, 1909
 
  20 votes, 11.6%

The 13 Clocks by James Thurber, 128 pages, 1950
 
  15 votes, 8.7%

Silk by Alessandro Baricco, 91 pages, 1996
 
  12 votes, 7.0%

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