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Ocean Sea

by Alessandro Baricco
, Oceano mare Additional authors: 070 -- Baricco, Alessandro | 730 -- McEwen, Alastair | 650 -- Penguin Books Series: Italian literature - English translation | Literature | Ιταλική λογοτεχνία - Αγγλική μετάφραση Published by : Penguin Books , 2000 Physical details: 241 p. 20 cm. ISBN: 0-14-028802-3. Subject(s): Italian literature - English translation | Literature | Ιταλική λογοτεχνία - Αγγλική μετάφραση
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ΞΛ 853 BAR (Browse shelf) 1 Available 2000


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"Exotic...erotic... Ocean Sea is highly romantic and breathtakingly lyrical."--"The New York Times Book Review"
With Silk, his first novel to appear in English, Alessandro Baricco immediately proved himself to be a magical storyteller. With Ocean Sea, he has been acclaimed as the successor to Italo Calvino, and a major voice in modern literature.
In Ocean Sea, Alessandro Baricco presents a hypnotizing postmodern fable of human malady--psychological, existential, erotic--and the sea as a means of deliverance. At the Almayer Inn, a remote shoreline hotel, an artist dips his brush in a cup of ocean water to paint a portrait of the sea. A scientist pens love letters to a woman he has yet to meet. An adulteress searches for relief from her proclivity to fall in love. And a sixteen-year-old girl seeks a cure from a mysterious condition which science has failed to remedy. When these people meet, their fates begin to interact as if by design. Enter a mighty tempest and a ghostly mariner with a thirst for vengeance, and the Inn becomes a place where destiny and desire battle for the upper hand. Playful, provocative, and ultimately profound, Ocean Sea is a novel of striking originality and wisdom.

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