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  • City AUTHOR Alessandro Baricco
  • Alessandro Baricco
  • English
  • 03 August 2019
  • 9780375725487

10 thoughts on “City AUTHOR Alessandro Baricco

  1. says:

    This is a brilliant and unusual book peopled with uirky and endearing characters both real and imagined It is the story of a young genius named Gould a boy never really allowed to be a boy whose closest companions are an imaginary g

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    CITY is the title You will not recognize any specific city It's the sketching of a city it's skeletorThe novel is constructed like a city map We don't know where we are going but we follow the thread of streets and avenuesIn CITY there is no story there are storiesIn CITY there is no plot there are characters mo

  3. says:

    This is absolutely one of the best books I've recently read I found myself staying up much later than usual hurr

  4. says:

    In general I don't like absurdist stories but I have really enjoyed this book and that's the first time this happens to me

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    Oh oh oh it almost hurts me how much I love this book Baricco can make anything anything into gorgeousness City is a brilliant amalgam of stories including a comic book a boxing match lectures by myriad professors on things like curves in nature or Monet's Waterlillies or intellectual dishonesty and of course th

  6. says:

    Barrico's 'City' seems in all its fragmented splendour a thoroughly modern book Yet at the same time it casts a long glanc

  7. says:

    So I finally finished this book I REALLY wanted to like it The idea of the book is great and I think the overarching story is the best part of the book by far For me the stories within the story weren't nearly as good They felt like a slow distraction and they were just kind of silly I guess they were insights into the characters who wrote

  8. says:

    Kids need certaintiesCity is everything but a novel about a city about an urban space of any kind Baricco says it all in his cryptic description stories are neighborhoods characters are streets The rest is time as it passes a willing

  9. says:

    A very unusual book with several Matrioska like narratives within the main plot line featuring a child prodigy and his stru

  10. says:

    I don't know why either but I've attempted this one twice and can never seem to see it through to the end The concept is re

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City AUTHOR Alessandro Baricco

Underdog boxer and the violent Western that Shatzy has been dictating into a tape recorder since the age of six Out of these stories Alessandro Baricco creates a masterpiece of metaphysical pulp fiction that recalls both Scheherazade and Italo Calvino By turns exhilarating and deeply moving City is irresistible. Kids need certaintiesCity is everything but a novel about a city about an urban space of any kind Baricco says it all in his cryptic description stories are neighborhoods characters are streets The rest is time as it passes a willingness to wander and a need to look In this novel Baricco uses his lyrical non linear style to describe the interweaving stories of Gould a young and misunderstood prodigy who is alone except for his imaginary friends Diesel the giant and Poomerang the mute his professors and the whimsical Shatzy Shell Of Shatzy Shell and her unfinished western about a town robbed of its time of its destiny Of Larry Lawyer Gorman a rich kid with a talent for boxing who is dancing his way to the top just to see how far he can go Of Mondrian Kilroy a professor whose sensibility leads him to discover intellectual honesty is an oxymoron It is tough to describe a novel by Baricco because it s not often about the plot about the stories in it As much as Oceano Mare is the irresistible calling of the sea the sensation of being marooned or tossed and turned by life City is the wandering the journey the exploration of life through the small and apparently trivial things like kicking a soccer ball and feeling alive

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The author of the international bestseller Silk now delivers a ravishing and wildly inventive novel about friendship genius and its discontents and the redemptive power of narrative Somewhere in America lives a brilliant boy named Gould an intellectual guided missile aimed at the Nobel Prize His only companions. This is a brilliant and unusual book peopled with uirky and endearing characters both real and imagined It is the story of a young genius named Gould a boy never really allowed to be a boy whose closest companions are an imaginary giant named Diesel and an imaginary mute named Poomerang who creates in his mind the story of a boxer which he builds upon whenever he is in the bathroom Yes this is a very unusual book A glimmer of light comes into Gould s life when he meets Shatzy Shell a somewhat lost and broken woman who becomes his unlikely governess Shatzy has her own ongoing saga a Western she has been dictating into a tape recorder for years Added into this mix are a scattering of other unusual characters including Gould s absent father who may or may not have been a general his mother who resides in a mental hospital and a professor who can t stop crying This book is sad and funny and hopeful all at the same time and it is one that I will miss now that it is over

review City AUTHOR Alessandro Baricco

Are an imaginary giant and an imaginary mute Improbably and yet with impeccable logic he falls into the care of Shatzy Shell a young woman whose life up till that point has been eually devoid of human connection Theirs is a relationship of stories and of stories within stories of Gould’s evolving saga of an. Barrico s City seems in all its fragmented splendour a thoroughly modern book Yet at the same time it casts a long glance back to the origins of the novel as a Western cultural invention emulating the picaresue models of Cervantes and Rabelais or the sentimental journeys of Laurence Sterne Barrico says he has conceived of the book as the plan of a European town with its irregular organically grown uarters streets buildings Reading the book then amounts to an exploratory ramble through this city with sudden twists and overlaps in the narrative as you turn a corner and an unexpected vista opens onto a different neighbourhood It takes a few pages to get used to but once one has adjusted to Barrico s pace the experience becomes utterly engrossing Barrico has real talent as a story teller his prose has the directness and vivacity to keep you very involvedIt is difficult to say what this book is about Given the heterogeneous and evolving nature of a city it would be against the spirit of Baricco s undertaking to outline the see it all in one hour tour A few important themes that emerged from my reading as the major arteries in this sprawling town are the importance of personal authenticity and the nature of mentorship Ultimately the city becomes a metaphor for human life which is also a crooked haphazard affair with many unexpected twists and turns But at each crossing we are free to choose our direction if we really want to Even the predicament of being a genius doesn t liberate one from making these tough choices time and again To understand why that is you ll need to read this book


About the Author: Alessandro Baricco

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 1900He currently lives in Rome with his wife and two sons