Baudolino

! Baudolino ✓ PDF Read by ! Umberto Eco eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. Baudolino I loved The Name of the Rose and respected him for Thomas P. Hallan Who am I to critique Umberto Eco. I loved The Name of the Rose and respected him for his views in general but Baudolino is a big disappointment for me. Recently Ive read about the fall of Constantinople and the rise of the Ottoman Empire and thought that this would give further insight into that period which I know very little; however, I have no idea what Eco is about in this work. Very strange and boring. I do not recommend i

Baudolino

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Rating : 4.50 (735 Votes)
Asin : 0156029065
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 544 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-03-31
Language : English

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Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story. Spurred on by myths and their own reveries, this merry band sets out in search of Prester John, a legendary priest-king said to rule over a vast kingdom in the East-a phantasmagorical land of strange creatures with eyes on their shoulders and mouths on their stomachs, of eunuchs, unicorns, and lovely maidens. The commander-who proves to be Emperor Frederick Barbarossa-adopts Baudolino and sends him to the university in Paris, where he makes a number of fearless, adventurous friends. When still a boy he meets a foreign commander in the woods, charming him with his quick wit and lively mind. Born a simple peasant in n

--Regina Marler. And when the Emperor needs support in his claims for saintly lineage, who but Baudolino can craft the perfect letter of homage from the legendary Prester John, Holy (and wholly fictitious) Christian King of the East? A giddy and exasperating romp, Baudolino will draw you into its labyrinthine inventions and half-truths, even if you know better. The most playful of historical novelists, Umberto Eco has absorbed the real lesson of history: that there is no such thing as the absolute truth. Baudolino's other gift is for spontaneous but convincing lies, and so his unfolding tale--as recounted in 1204 to a nobleman of Constantinople, w

I loved The Name of the Rose and respected him for Thomas P. Hallan Who am I to critique Umberto Eco. I loved The Name of the Rose and respected him for his views in general but Baudolino is a big disappointment for me. Recently I've read about the fall of Constantinople and the rise of the Ottoman Empire and thought that this would give further insight into that period which I know very little; however, I have no idea what Eco is about in this work. Very strange and boring. I do not recommend it.. Phillip Lund said Umberto Eco does it again. The translation of Baudolino is marvelous and a fun read. With this book you never know just where it is going but it is educational and enlightening of a very medieval time. I will this book again with a greater understanding of the historical times and events.. Patrick Shepherd said The Lie, the Fantasy, and Recorded History as Fact?. Expect the unexpected from Eco. Playful with words, concepts, and history, Eco will twist your conception of Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa, his court, the third and fourth Crusades, paradise on Earth, religious dogma, relics and their sources, till it becomes difficult to tell the real from the unreal. So much so that when two thirds into the book Eco changes from his variant of history to an out and out Cabellian fantasy, complete with unicorns and other less savory creatures, it comes across as merely another short step in the journey of his accomplished liar and linguist protagonist Baudolino

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