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En bizarre deaths Brother William turns detective His tools are the logic of Aristotle the theology of Auinas the empirical insights of Roger Bacon all sharpened to a glistening edge by wry humor. Are all the libraries receptacles of knowledge Are all the books vehicles of wisdom Are all the librarians propagators of good Which books Benno hesitated I don t remember What does it matter which books were spoken of It matters a great deal because here we are trying to understand what has happened among men who live among books with books from books and so their words on books are also important It s true Benno said smiling for the first time his face growing almost radiant We live for books A sweet mission in this world dominated by disorder and decay The Name of the Rose is a very special mystery tale luxuriantly allusive and bookishly labyrinthine it is the postmodernistic Sherlock Holmes inuisitional outingIn these last few years as never before to stimulate piety and terror and fervor in the populace and obedience to human and divine law preachers have used distressing words macabre threatsWhen faith turns into fanaticism it becomes evil

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Il nome della rosa

And a ferocious curiosity He collects evidence deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey where “the most interesting things happen at night?. 293 from 1001 Il Nome Della Rosa The Name of the Rose Umberto EcoThe Name of the Rose is the 1980 debut novel by Italian author Umberto Eco It is a historical murder mystery set in an Italian monastery in the year 1327 an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction biblical analysis medieval studies and literary theory It was translated into English by William Weaver in 1983 In 1327 Franciscan friar William of Baskerville and Adso of Melk a Benedictine novice travelling under his protection arrive at a Benedictine monastery in Northern Italy to attend a theological disputation This abbey is being used as neutral ground in a dispute between Pope John XXII and the Franciscans who are suspected of heresyThe monastery is disturbed by the death of Adelmo of Otranto an illuminator revered for his illustrations Adelmo was skilled at comical artwork especially concerning religious matters William is asked by the monastery s abbot Abo of Fossanova to investigate the death During his enuiry he has a debate with one of the oldest monks in the abbey Jorge of Burgos about the theological meaning of laughter which Jorge despises 2009 1391 880 9789643344344 1394 864 9786005452761 20 1365 1368 9645511275 1386 160 9789648897197 1980 1327 1986 31061399

Umberto Eco á 7 review

The year is 1327 Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by sev. A 84% Very Good Notes A medieval Sherlock Holmes manages sectarian politics and investigates serial murders in a dense but effective read


10 thoughts on “Il nome della rosa

  1. says:

    Eco's writing is so infectious lively and likeable that I thought it appropriate to pen my review in his style1 In which I as reader feel usedYes I'm almost certain Eco wrote this thing for the sole purpose of informing us of how knowledgeable he is of the finer points of monastic orders book trivia and medieval philosophy Knowing most would not put up with this crap for 500 pages he wisely chose to interrupt his many digressions on pove

  2. says:

    Go ahead throw your tomatoes at meI know that in general this book is loved Many count it amongst their favorites I found it very dull and very boring I had an extremely hard time staying interested in the story which is weird for me

  3. says:

    A 84% | Very Good Notes A medieval Sherlock Holmes manages sectarian politics and investigates serial murders in a dense but effective read

  4. says:

    This was one of the biggest novels in the 80s I remember the book very well A crime story set in a monastery with much Latin and Greek and some dubious monks trying to solve some murder cases The denouement was brilliant The whole story was absolutely outstanding the lost book on comedy and extremely sophisticated So much wisdom and philosophy in one novel It's very seldom that you come across a book like that There is also a famous movie

  5. says:

    This is one of those rare near perfect books that crosses through many genres and could be universally acclaime

  6. says:

    Are all the libraries receptacles of knowledge? Are all the books vehicles of wisdom? Are all the librarians propagators of good? “Which books?”Benno hesitated “I don’t remember What does it matter which b

  7. says:

    293 from 1001 Il Nome Della Rosa The Name of the Rose Umberto EcoThe Name of the Rose is the 1980 debut novel by Italian author Umberto Eco It is a historical murder mystery set in an Italian monastery in the year 1327 an intellectual mystery

  8. says:

    The Name of the Rose is not a book to be picked up lightly with the expectation that you the reader are about to embark on a traditional work of historical fiction Umberto Eco expects much from the reader of this book Almost immediately the unsuspecting reader will find himself dropped into the midst of the High Middle Ages a society completely foreign for the majority of modern readersIn historical context

  9. says:

    Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercom I am the original author of this essay as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegallyThe CCLaP 100 In which I read a hundred so called classics and then write reports on whether or not I think they deserve the labelBo

  10. says:

    If I had to spend a year on a desert island and was only allowed to take one book this would be it At the time of its publication one reviewer described `The Name of the Rose' as a book about everything At first glance it may seem to be a book largely about obscure Fourteenth Century religious controversies heresies and sects with a murder mystery mixed in But this is a book that rewards repeat readings I've just finished it for the seve