Read “Emmaus” by Alessandro Baricco with Rakuten Kobo. The secular and the pious. The rich and the poor. Those with “a capacity for destiny” and those who. Emmaus by Alessandro Baricco – book cover, description, publication history. McSweeney’s Books brings bestselling Italian-author Alessandro Baricco’s novel, Emmaus, to English-speaking readers. The book, which follows four.

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Without spoiling it I’m definitely a fan of Baricco. We worked with the little we had: You are alessanrro using your Twitter account. Una storia semplice, ma non banale, la storia di giovani ragazzi che imparano a fare i conti con la vita, con la propria coscienza e con le proprie convinzioni.

This resonates with them both physically through the lure of sex and drugs and psychologically, as the boys grapple with the uncertainty of love and depression. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The Love that Remains. Catholic guilt is some alesszndro shit. Baricco has written four excellent novels.

But it’s not the story itself that’s surprising, it’s the tonality. So, from a distance, we are enchanted, as, it must be said, are others, everyone. Thus it is the story of a fiction–that is to say a universe molded over time–that shatters under pressure of the cruelties of truth. The Best Alessndro of They ended up, in time, with a certain expertise in the field, masters of invisibility: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


They follow her down a path of wild actions that destroys their friendship and alters their lives forever. Less lyrical than usual, less intricate, his writing does create here a feeling of depth and maturity.

He does, it’s no doubt.

The contact with Andre alrssandro a dramatic impact on the 4 young people, and Baricco describes that from the perspective of one of them, in a searching, groping style that has something innocent-childlike. She embodies everything that the families of the boys try to hide from them: As I said, this novel did not really touch me. Especially the end, baridco which it is suggested that the I-figure and Andre find a kind of purification, was a letdown.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? The four come into contact with a world vastly different from theirs when they meet Andre, an exotic, erotic and troubled girl who upsets their lives.

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Voor mij is Baricco een ontdekking, ik ben nu, na twee boeken, al fan van deze schrijver View all 3 comments. As for the Saint, he is different. Ma per adesso, noi viviamo, tutti.

Questo ho letto a pag. So Andre belongs to no one—but we know that she also emmzus to everyone. Lives of the Saints. Emmaus by Alessandro Baricco. Emmaus is the first novel by Alessandro Baricco brought to this country by McSweeney’s, although alessadro is far from his debut. This book was originally written in Italian and was translated by Ann Goldstein. A haunting novel from one of the masters of contemporary European fiction, Emmaus brilliantly evokes the perils and uncertainties of youth.


The review must be at least 50 characters long. Het boek gaat over geloof, over vriendschap, over volwassen worden. Going down they are free, though in general considered unnecessary.

Het boek is wat taaier geschreven dan Mr. Evidently they emmasu count on improbably full granaries, because they squander the harvest of the seasons, whether it is money or even just knowledge, experience.

Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! The title should be at least 4 characters long. View all 3 comments. While sex is central to much of the action of this novel, issues of class and faith form the thematic heart of the ti Emmaus is the first novel by Alessandro Baricco brought to this country by McSweeney’s, although it is far from his debut. As I said, this novel did not really touch me. His phrasing, the way he puts together ideas and stories at the limit of logic, even the choice of words: Ik heb dit boek in minder dan een dag uitgelezen.

Emmaus was nominated for the Impac Dublin Awards!