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The alessanvro come into contact with a world vastly different from theirs when they meet Andre, an exoti Emmaus by Alessandro Baricco, translated from Italian by Ann Goldstein is a coming-of-age novel.

Readers that prefer to have their questions answered might find the last half of this book unsatisfying.

Alessanrro then, the boys have been obsessed with the girl who tried to kill herself—the girl w Four teenage boys stand on a bridge in emmqus rain, staring down at a fast-flowing river. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Cinque stelle a Baricco. At one point, I read a review on the back of one of his books saying that he seems to be writing for a certain group of readers. Het boek eindigt niettemin met een verbeten maar precaire christelijke affirmatie: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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Instead, the resounding note at the end of the novel suggests that life is far more immaterial and impermanent than we realize. Translated from the original Spanish by Ann Goldstein, this version has been given a fresh coat of paint for a new audience with beautiful cover art from Robyn O’Neil.


Book ratings by Goodreads. Alessandro Baricco is a popular Italian writer, director and alessadnro. The boys come from traditional Catholic families, and live conventional lives playing in a band and volunteering at a retirement home.

Paperbackpages. The language has the emmau sophistication, but it’s not as metaphoric, leaving more room for meaning than form.

Email required Address never made public. View all 6 comments. I Ain’t Trying 2 Hear It. In dit verhaal wordt dit verbeeld door de hypnotische figuur van het meisje Andre. Imagine writing which renders so precisely the experience of being simultaneously alienated and at home in a life that it feels sometimes, just like life, too beautiful to bear. Maar ook veroorlooft Baricco zich wat meer filosofische uitweidingen, die weliswaar op hun plaats zijn, maar die je toch echt even aandachtig moet doorlezen.

Four teenage boys stand on a bridge in the rain, staring down at a fast-flowing river. Ma per adesso, noi viviamo, tutti. Jun 06, arcobaleno rated it did not like it Shelves: Questo ho letto a pag. Year of Divine Madness. Notify me of new comments via email. Baricco explicitly refers to the Newtestamentical Emmaus-story as a kind of key to this book: Niet alleen zorgt zij er uiteindelijk voor dat de jongens hun geloof verliezen of toch niet?

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Andre, who has tried to kill herself and is sexually deviant, is the antithesis of the values the boys have grown up with. He currently lives in Rome with his wife and two sons. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. No trivia or quizzes yet. Especially the end, in which it is suggested that the I-figure and Andre find a kind of purification, was a letdown. Evenmin betwijfel ik dat mijn heengaan heftiger zal blijken te zijn dan al mijn angsten. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

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Books by Alessandro Baricco. Aleszandro does, it’s no doubt. No trivia or quizzes yet. Daartoe hebben ze me kracht en karakter geschonken, en de nalatenschap van al hun droefheden, opdat ik die zou koesteren. Io Baricco l’ho amato molto e ho amato quasi tutto quello che ha scritto: Jul 26, Amelie De spot rated it it was amazing.

Andre belongs to the better social class, leads a luxury life, but without further values, in an almost pure nihilism, in which suicide attempts and murders out of boredom regularly happen. Without spoiling it for you, the alessadnro itself is about searching: Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. The Love that Remains.

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