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Preview — I barbari. I barbari. Nel suo nuovo libro, "I barbari. Puntata dopo puntata Nel suo nuovo libro, "I barbari. Vino, calcio, libri: dai luoghi esplorati emerge che non si tratta di una semplice invasione ma di una vera e propria mutazione e "quelli che chiamiamo barbari sono una specie nuova, che ha le branchie dietro alle orecchie e ha deciso di vivere sott'acqua".
Un'incursione nel palazzo imperiale di Google rivela un universo con milioni di links collegamenti le cui traiettorie corrono in superficie e tracciano i sentieri-guida del sapere. Ne segue una nuova idea di esperienza e, con l'esperienza, di senso e percezione.
Una parentesi su musica classica, Nona di Beethoven e due famosi dipinti di Ingres apre scorci inattesi sul paesaggio dei barbari. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about I barbari. Saggio sulla mutazione , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about I barbari.
Saggio sulla mutazione. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of I barbari. Reading this book was a problematic experience: I really don't know what Baricco is standing for! At first he seems to state that our culture is going down as a consequence of the "Google-phenomenon", the internet and the social media: everything has become superficial, there's no depth anymore.
In other words Baricco presents himself as a cultural pessimist. That might be plausible, but his arguments are very grotesque he speaks of the mutation of men into fish, of hordes of barbarians invadin Reading this book was a problematic experience: I really don't know what Baricco is standing for! That might be plausible, but his arguments are very grotesque he speaks of the mutation of men into fish, of hordes of barbarians invading our society, etc. But then, at the end he suddenly changes tack and begins to defend the great changes that are taking place in the internet-revolution, an obvious contradiction of what he first stated.
That made me think Baricco just wanted to elude his readers, and in fact wanted to bring a satire on cultural pessimism. Perhaps I'm awfully unjust, but I have the impression that in this book Alessandro Baricco places himself in the Italian tradition of arlecchino.
I'm sorry, but I don't like to be pulled around. View all 4 comments. Wonderful book. He uses wine, soccer, books and education to illustrate this phenomena. He progressively shows us how they behave, the changes they made in our world, trying at the end to determine who they reall Wonderful book.
He progressively shows us how they behave, the changes they made in our world, trying at the end to determine who they really are. Simplifying, we can say that USA with its pragmatic approach tends to look for the spectacular, rapidity, clarity and easiness barbarian culture , again the historical, slow, complex and traditional values of European countries classic culture. Unlike other authors, his is not a pessimistic view but more a curious, sharp and enlightening analysis.
I asked him which book I could read about the current state of education in Argentina. And it did. This is a brilliant critique on the evolution of today's society.
For anyone familiar with McLuhan's theory of the medium of the message , it might seem to be just a reiteration. But it is more than that: Barrico takes the concept much further, to the territory of everyday objects, habits and even monuments. This is maybe one of the most interesting concepts explained in his essays: how we are surf This is a brilliant critique on the evolution of today's society. This is maybe one of the most interesting concepts explained in his essays: how we are surfing onto the web, and onto life, onto experiences Barrico's writing style is quite accessible, but nuanced with fine lines of sarcasm and even mockery.
One of the observations that I enjoyed the most is that "we have replaced the notion of beauty of that of spectacularity ". Lastly, Barbarians is not a work about regression, despite its title, but rather a critique on the mutation of things and habits. Ironically, this mutation gives amplitude to elements that once were one-dimensional, or just for the experts like wine, books or even football , while losing their initial core. Jan 07, Matthieu rated it really liked it. Brilliant "saggio" about the mutation of culture and society over the past 50 years or so.
Cleverly written, often amusing or entertaining, this has recast a lot of my thinking about present culture and values in the loose sense of the word - not so much new thinking, but giving a new and constructive framework for all of the old thinking and impressions I had. Basically, value has gone from the XIXth century bourgeois depth, enriching things through painful introspection and the merit of ef Brilliant "saggio" about the mutation of culture and society over the past 50 years or so.
Basically, value has gone from the XIXth century bourgeois depth, enriching things through painful introspection and the merit of effort, to a XXIst century concept of surfing and networking, where the value of a thing and in particular and experience comes from the number of links it has to other things and experiences, and the momentum it can give you to go further and explore wider.
Not deeper, all of this is necessarily much more superficial, but depth is no longer a value. The book consists of a series of personal reflections on change that lack clear structure and, largely, a sound conclusion - there's a plain discrepancy between the initial aim of the author and the final outcome.
Perhaps this is because, initially, each chapter was published weekly on one of the daily papers thus the writing is colloquial and the logical thread fragmented. The idea of looking at specific socio-cultural change as much as I like Baricco's novels, I disliked this would-be 'essay'.
The idea of looking at specific socio-cultural changes, as these are happening, is certainly a clever one but in my view Baricco, sadly, didn't succeed in guiding the reader through the web of his perceptions on 'barbarian' culture. May 13, Ian rated it really liked it. I read this book in English, "the barbarians", as my Italian is a little rough. Some amusing thought provoking points.
Though missing on firm conclusions. Baricco has a fluid writing style which made this an easy read. From one of Italy's most respected literary voices, a manifesto on the state of global culture and how connectivity is changing the way we experience it. How boring! I thought I would catch a whiff of cynical humor in this thing, but no, dry dry dry.
Pedantic and endless. The kind of thing people write in order to write; in order to get tenure; in order to spread some tenuous bullshit across a lot of pages. One of the best no-academic book about our society that I've readen. It seems no so simple at the beginning, but after 40 pages he reveals all its foresight. Therefore a suggest: don't stop reading the first few pages of the book An essay that I strongly reccomend! I felt the need to reread this.
Men look at things, discover change, feel slightly lost and come with an explanation suggesting adapting to the new conditions. The book is an insightful non-comprehensive poem to the old world. And an attempt to circumscribe the present trends. Jan 02, Chuck Pee rated it it was amazing. A really interesting essay!!! Oct 14, Andrea Aramu rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction. I have read it on Repubblica. Jan 08, Alessia Arduin rated it it was amazing. Great book, it presents the nowadays society in a deep and critical manner.
I barbari Saggio sulla mutazione
I barbari. Saggio sulla mutazione