Novecento (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)
The story was made into The Legend of 1900, a 1998 film starring Tim Roth. Told through the eyes of Novecento's (the greatest pianist who ever played on the ocean) best friend, trumpeter Tim Tooney, Baricco's virile text echoes heroic fables and great myths, whilst winking at the beautiful and terrible minutiae that makes up life.
About the Author
Alessandro Baricco was born in Turin, Piedmont and is a popular Italian writer, director and performer. His novels have been translated into a wide number of languages. He has also published essays on music criticism and on the relation between music and modernity. Baricco debuted as a novelist with Castelli di rabbia (translated as Lands of Glass) in 1991. In the following years his fame grew enormously throughout Europe. He has also directed the film Lezione 21.