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In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate charges of heresy against Franciscan monks at a wealthy Italian abbey but finds his mission overshadowed by seven bizarre murders.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2014
File: 579 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780544176560

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Unravels Umberto Eco's classic mystery novel

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Adele J. Haft
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release: 1999
File: 194 Pages
ISBN-13: 0472086219

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Release: 1984
File: 84 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015007020285

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This is a book which stems from the author's account of the genesis of his celebrated novel, The Name of the Rose, but which, like the novel itself, goes far beyond the particular. Eco's investigation of the mechanics of fiction expands into a debate that encompasses, in a small space, the workings of the imagination, the responsibilities of the novelist, and the blend of invention, research, and distilled commonsense that goes to make up the modern novel. Along the way, he touches on bad books, ideal readers, historical form, and the metaphysics of the detective story.

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Genre: Italian fiction
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 1984
File: 84 Pages
ISBN-13: 074939627X

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The original essays gathered in this book make a beginning at exploring the cultural significance of The Name of the Rose in terms of its backgrounds and literary contexts. Eco's novel is examined in the light of several of the traditions from which it draws: theories of detective fiction, comedy, postmodernism, the apocalypse, semiotics, and literary criticism. The authors from a variety of language disciplines frequently draw on Eco's own scholarly commentaries to elucidate the novel. The Name of the Rose was published in English in the United States in 1983 and remained on the best-seller list for forty weeks. Paperback publication rights brought the highest price ever paid for a translation, and in 1986 it became a major motion picture. Written by a distinguished professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna, the novel was an immediate bestseller in Italy in 1980 and was subsequently translated into twenty languages to universal acclaim. The question all this raises is, how can such a novel be so popular--a detective set in a medieval monastery, which entertains at the same time as it deals with theology, history, politics, humanism, comedy, literary criticism, and just about everything else that makes up culture and society? Is it possible that a popular piece of fiction, accessible to general readers, can also address complex and profound ideas? This volume of essays on the celebrated novel is the first of several books to be written in appreciation of Eco's remarkable accomplishment. It has the distinction also of including a foreword written by Eco himself in response to the essays, certainly one of the few times when the author has agreed to critique his critics. In addition, this collection contains a bibliography of Eco criticism. Just as The Name of the Rose has something for everyone, so too does this book of critical essays. Scholar, teacher, student, and general reader alike will benefit from the light it casts on a contemporary literary phenomenon.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: M. Thomas Inge
Publisher:
Release: 2010-12
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 1617030341

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"The 1934 Everyman's Library edition of Aristotle's Poetics led me to the historical murder mystery The Name of the Rose (1980) by Umberto Eco. The murders hinge on the contents of Artistotle's second book of Poetics. The novel led me to the film The Name of the Rose (1986) directed by Jean-Jacques [Annaud]. The film is a remarkable recreation of a medieval Benedictine monastery in the fourteenth century"--Prospectus.

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Genre: Altered books
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2013
File: 40 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:930287528

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Genre: Detective and mystery stories
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random
Release: 1992
File: 502 Pages
ISBN-13: 0749397055

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A Study Guide for Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Release: 2016-06-29
File: 27 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781410353573

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This essay collection by the revered public intellectual displays his “profound erudition, lively wit, and passion for ideas of all shapes and sizes” (Booklist). In these fourteen essays, Umberto Eco examines many of the ideas that have inspired his provocative and illuminating fiction. From the title essay—a disquisition of the notion that every country needs an enemy—he takes readers on an exploration of lost islands, mythical realms, and the medieval world. His topics range from indignant reviews of James Joyce’s Ulysses by fascist journalists, to an examination of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s notions about the soul of an unborn child, to censorship, violence and WikiLeaks. Here are essays full of passion, curiosity, and probing intellect by one of the world’s most esteemed scholars and critically acclaimed, best-selling novelists. “True wit and wisdom coexist with fierce scholarship inside Umberto Eco, a writer who actually knows a thing or two about being truly human.” — Buffalo News

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2012-09-04
File: 241 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780547577609

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A visceral and unflinching memoir of a young Russian soldier’s experience in the Chechen wars. In 1995, Arkady Babchenko was an eighteen-year-old law student in Moscow when he was drafted into the Russian army and sent to Chechnya. It was the beginning of a torturous journey from naïve conscript to hardened soldier that took Babchenko from the front lines of the first Chechen War in 1995 to the second in 1999. He fought in major cities and tiny hamlets, from the bombed-out streets of Grozny to anonymous mountain villages. Babchenko takes the raw and mundane realities of war the constant cold, hunger, exhaustion, filth, and terror and twists it into compelling, haunting, and eerily elegant prose. Acclaimed by reviewers around the world, this is a devastating first-person account of war that brilliantly captures the fear, drudgery, chaos, and brutality of modern combat. An excerpt of One Soldier’s War was hailed by Tibor Fisher in The Guardian as “right up there with Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 and Michael Herr’s Dispatches.” Mark Bowden, bestselling author of Black Hawk Down, hailed it as “hypnotic and terrifying” and the book won Russia’s inaugural Debut Prize, which recognizes authors who write despite, not because of, their life circumstances. “If you haven’t yet learned that war is hell, this memoir by a young Russian recruit in his country’s battle with the breakaway republic of Chechnya, should easily convince you.” —Publishers Weekly

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Arkady Babchenko
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release: 2009-02-17
File: 420 Pages
ISBN-13: 1555848354

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