The Name of the Rose
Score: 3.5
From 154 Ratings

The Name of the Rose


  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 579
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544176560


The Name of the Rose Book Description :

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.

Reflections on the Name of the Rose

Reflections on the Name of the Rose


  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Italian fiction
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : 074939627X


Reflections on the Name of the Rose Book Description :

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.

Postscript to The Name of the Rose
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Postscript to The Name of the Rose


  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher : San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015007020285


Postscript to The Name of the Rose Book Description :

The Key to  The Name of the Rose
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Key to The Name of the Rose


  • Author : Adele J. Haft
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 0472086219


The Key to The Name of the Rose Book Description :

Unravels Umberto Eco's classic mystery novel

Aristotle s Poetics and The Name of the Rose

Aristotle s Poetics and The Name of the Rose


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Altered books
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:930287528


Aristotle s Poetics and The Name of the Rose Book Description :

"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.

Inventing the Enemy
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Inventing the Enemy


  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547577609


Inventing the Enemy Book Description :

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

Naming the Rose

Naming the Rose


  • Author : M. Thomas Inge
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010-12
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1617030341


Naming the Rose Book Description :

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 phenome

The Awful Truth About The Name Of The Rose

The Awful Truth About The Name Of The Rose


  • Author : Marco Ocram
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-08-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 1946501158


The Awful Truth About The Name Of The Rose Book Description :

"IT IS STAN," screamed the unhinged monk. "STAN HAS COME AMONGST US!" "Stan?" cried the abbot and I in bewilderment. "Who is Stan?" I realized my mistake, and retyped the line. "IT IS SATAN," screamed the unhinged monk. "SATAN HAS COME AMONST US!" Mega-selling author, Marco Ocram, is on the edge of a nervous breakdown, and needs complete rest. Police Chief Como Galahad--Marco's main character--needs a volunteer to go under-cover at the Abbey, a remote celebrity retreat run as a medieval monastery, where something fishy is afoot. There's only one solution--Marco books into the Abbey for a detox, just a few days before a hundred A-listers fly in for a grand gala dinner. Could anything go wrong? Could Marco write a labyrinth of astounding twists to leave all the world's top celebrities moments from an awful death? Will you be amazed by the ending? You bet! Fast, funny, and utterly different. Welcome to the weird world of The Awful Truth.

Foucault s Pendulum
Score: 3.5
From 98 Ratings

Foucault s Pendulum


  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 658
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547539683


Foucault s Pendulum Book Description :

Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault’s Pendulum. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.Orchestrating these and other diverse characters into his multilayered semiotic adventure, Eco has created a superb cerebral entertainment.