BARICCO, Alessandro. Italian, b. 1958. Genres: Novels. Career: Writer, musicologist. La Repubblica, Italy, music critic; La Stampa, cultural correspondent; Holden School of Writing, Turin, Italy, founder. Producer of L'amore X un dardo (title means "Love is a Dart") for public television channel RAI3, 1993, and Pickwick, del leggere e dello scrivere (title means "Pickwick: Of Reading and Writing"). Publications: IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Oceano Mare, 1993, trans as Ocean Sea, 1999; Seta, 1996, trans. by G. Waldman as Silk, 1997. UNTRANSLATED WORKS: Castelli di rabbia, 1991. OTHER: Novecento (stage monologue), 1994; essays. Address: c/o Alfred A. Knopf Inc., 201 East 50th St., New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.