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characters µ Il cimitero di Praga ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Hese conspiracies both real and imagined lay one lone man What if that evil genius created its most infamous document Eco takes his readers on an unforgettable journey through the underbelly of world shattering events Eco at his most exciting a book immediately hailed as a masterpiec I had a month to read this book for the Nairobi 1st Thurs book club To say I was disappointed is a gross understatement I don t even know where to begin The incessant ramblings the disconnected continuationThis was the result of a word happy academic who had a little too much time on his hands Umberto should have been introduced to phrasing not the Archer kind The man has a grudge against short sentences I m all for a long winded explanation of a situation but with this one The verbal diarrhea can be used a hallucinogenic After trying countless times to read this every time I looked up from my reader all I saw were floating black letters in my vision The first sentence of the book was so long in fact it still gives me nightmares Look at itA passerby on that gray morning in March 1897 crossing at his own risk and peril place Maubert or the Maub as it was known in criminal circles formerly a center of university life in the Middle Ages when students flocked there from the Faculty of Arts in Vicus Stramineus or rue du Fouarre and later a place of execution for apostles of free thought such as tienne Dolet would have found himself in one of the few spots in Paris spared from Baron Haussmann s devastations amid a tangle of malodorous alleys sliced in two by the course of the Bi vre which still emerged here flowing out from the bowels of the metropolis where it had long been confined before emptying feverish gasping and verminous into the nearby SeineWas this guy for real That is one sentence ONE The very first welcome It s like a mat with an entire bear on it instead of just a fine coat of fur And I was supposed to endure 141506 words of this

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characters µ Il cimitero di Praga ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Nineteenth century Europe from Turin to Prague to Paris abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious Conspiracies rule history Jesuits plot against Freemasons Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masse A mystic is a hysteric who has met her confessor before her doctor Umberto Eco The Prague CemeterySo I dropped one star because first I was a little disappointed that none of the stars on Goodreads were upside down pentagrams or hexagrams Also second I left off one star because by about page 400 I was drained of all my anti Semitic antibodies The crazy fundamentalism fractured insanity and conspiracy rich shadows of anti Jewish attitudes in Europe during the 100 years from the mid 1800s till Hitler s Final Solution just isn t easy to stomach for me after 400 pages How am I going to ever read The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich Ugh OK so that explains my missing star relegated to the sewer Now to what I liked First Eco is kinda amazing This is my second of his novels I read Foucault s Pendulum years and years ago and love how he folds in the real with his fiction He makes Dan Brown seem like some half literate child who can only read travel guides to Europe Eco is the master of conspiracy grey history Jesuits Freemasons Carbonari Garibaldi Satan and international anarchism to boot Plus he really knows food I disagree with Theo Tate s take on Eco using Updike as a hammer when he says that Eco s orgy of citation and paraphrase is unbearable It wasn t the DETAIL that killed me but the necessary rantings of Eco s fictional dual narrators The details I uite enjoyedAnyway about 100 pages into this novel and I began to see resemblances of the book s protagonistanti hero Simone Simonini to Mark Hofman a famous Mormon forger and bomber A little creepy how close in someways these two resemble each other at least to me It all works with one of my favorite lines of the book and probably one of Eco s main themes This led me to think even then that if I wanted to sell the story of a conspiracy I didn t have to offer the buyer anything original but simply something he already knew or could find out easily in other ways People believe only what they already know and this is the beauty of the Universal Form of Conspiracy Over 25 years ago Mark Hofman figured this out when selling documents to the Mormon Church and those who pimp conspiracy theories now most certainly know too Don t sell someone something they don t know sell them what they already believe just make sure the it smells vaguely authentic Creativity isn t a must if you are a forgeror selling a conspiracy just if you are Umberto Eco Eco could teach Jason Matthews the art of how to delicately introduce gastronomes into a novel

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characters µ Il cimitero di Praga ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free S at night Every nation has its own secret service perpetrating forgeries plots and massacres From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat But what if behind all of t Eco makes abundant use of his prolific academic training to animate 19th Century history while applying delightful postmodern chicanery to blur fact and fiction as well as finesse the whole with a protagonist suffering an identity crisis which can only be resolved through recourse to the theory and application of one of the 20th Century s greatest freudstersThis is a return to the vivacity of language and ideas paraded in The Name of the Rose and Foucault s Pendulum while simultaneously demonstrating the degree of social manipulation of which individuals and institutions are capable through the exploration of postmodern and metafictional themesIt is every bit as engrossing as these previous novels but with a subtler and stealthier assault on the reader s intellect and emotions leaving a nicely open ended denouement as the reward coupled with curiosity as to the origins of one of the most widespread and lengthiest perpetrations of ethnic and religious persecution that currently existsWhile realist writers have trodden the wearying path of portrayal of 20th Century atrocity Eco has instead created in the same vein as Ducornet deals with the topic in Entering Fire a thoughtful and coherent despite the seeming discontinuity of narrative investigation of and deeply noir satirical response to enduring genocideAs much a masterpiece as any of the lauded Latin Americans

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 566
  • Il cimitero di Praga
  • Umberto Eco
  • English
  • 03 December 2019
  • 9780099555988