The Name of the Rose

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Vintage, 2004 - Classical fiction - 502 pages
If The Name of the Rose seems an odd choice for such critical and popular acclaim, Ecos elevation into literary superstardom seems just as surprising. A scholarly university professor, Ecos main fields of interest include semiotics, aesthetics, and medieval philosophy. Before The Name of the Rose, Eco was well-known among academicians as the writer of many scholarly books, particularly in the field of semiotics. No one could have predicted the furor caused by his debut novel; yet the well-drawn characters, the mysterious setting, and the detective-fiction plot continue to attract a diverse audience for the book. In addition, new critical studies of The Name of the Rose appear frequently, and there seems to be no slowing of critical interest. Rich, complicated, and multi-layered, The Name of the Rose promises to be an important novel for study for years to come

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If you read this novel looking for the eerie murder mystery you remember from the film adaptation, you’ll find it—plus much more. Eco weaves this mysterious tale of monastic serial murder around the ... Read full review

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"Stat Rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus" In "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco As a novelist Eco blends the style of Arthur Conan Doyle with that of Cervantes in a most intellectually ... Read full review

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Umberto Eco is the author of four bestselling novels, The Name of The Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of The Day Before and Baudolino. His collections of essays also include Five Moral Pieces, Kant and the Platypus, Serendipities, Travels In Hyperreality, and How To Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays. A Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bologna, Umberto Eco lives in Italy.

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