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    In the 1980s I read The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum and came away from those books knowing that I had been exposed to a brilliant mind The complexity of the writing and the layers of plot turned many readers away but I found it so refreshing to have a writer that demanded from his readers and importantly had faith in his readersh

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    “A mystic is a hysteric who has met her confessor before her doctor” ― Umberto Eco The Prague CemeterySo I dropped o

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    Il Cimitero di Praga ‭The Prague cemetery 1st American ed 2011 Umberto EcoThe Prague Cemetery is the sixth novel by Italian author Umberto Eco It was first published in October 2010; the English translation by Richard Di

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    Eco We have a limit a very discouraging humiliating limit death That's why we like all the things that we assume have no limits and therefore no end It's a way of escaping thoughts about death We like lists because we don't want to dieInterview in Der Spiegel November 11 2009 Update; thank you EcoUmberto Eco 84 Best Selling Academic Who Navigated Two Worlds DiesBy JONATHAN KANDELLFEB 19 2016in in an interview o

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    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 idea

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    Plausible Witty Satirical Challenging Educational You should see my Google search history early in the book I realized I knew a few of the major players not well and none of the others at all so I Googled every name and place I came a

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    Don't consider it a spoiler that in the afterword Eco claims that most of this book is true or as true as can be s

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    I like to try to pretend I’m not a literature snob I like to try to pretend that all I care about in a book is a good story that

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    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

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    Gather up every conceivable prejudice and a discriminating thought against most of the significant nations or groups in 19 century Europe Spice it well with history add some culinary recipes stir well and cook slowly on medium heat for about five hundred pages adding gradually a number of conspiracy theories to your taste If you follow this recipe the result might be an indigestible soup with a bitter aftertaste Or if you happen to possess

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Il cimitero di Praga

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 Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia 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. 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Summary Il cimitero di Praga

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

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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. Don t consider it a spoiler that in the afterword Eco claims that most of this book is true or as true as can be surmised from a patchwork of historical and circumstantial evidence and oral history His book is no less than an attempt to trace the origins of anti Semitism in Europe over the last two centuries His vehicle is a or less true but nonetheless implausible story behind the multiple versions of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion Eco s account is narrated by the one character he admits to being fictional Simonini a master forger who made a living not only creating official documents but also fabricating the facts and stories they containedEco has been a lifetime student of occultist movements and secret societies including the Knights Templar the Rosicrucians the Freemasons and various anti clerical anti Papist anti royalist anarchist and yes anti Semitic political and religious groups including their agent provocateurs He even throws Madame Blavatsky in there but unaccountably renames herThe most striking take away from this exhaustive book is a general conclusion about the nature of conspiracy At least in this web of loosely woven plots conspiracy is not a masterfully directed and highly coordinated effort It is instead a monstrous disease that has no direction other than its own propagation It has no head and no permanently governing body It goes wherever it feeds best and it serves whomever will feed and sustain it It likewise destroys not a specific enemy but any person group or ideology the persecution of which will benefit even for the short term its feedersIn short it has been convenient for various groups at various times to promote the hatred of Jews But as Eco demonstrates at times this agenda has had to do with unifying or dividing certain opponents that with persecuting or exterminating their victimsUltimately it s about political expediency and rousing the emotions of the masses to achieve some end than will benefit and usually greatly enrich the vilifiersA rather tame example in the present day but one readers are seeing nonstop just now is the convenient fiction that government is somehow unnecessary A malicious story is that people with alternative lifestyles are somehow destroying the nuclear family I d humbly suggest that failure of wages to keep pace with expenses and especially the price of real estate had a lot to do with sending Mom into the workforce and relegating Little Johnny to latchkey loneliness indifferent daycare and the solitary amusements of digital gamingI gave this four stars instead of five because frankly much of it is as crashing bore Eco the scholar doesn t want to leave a scrap of research on the floor even if it is not particularly dramatic or relevant to the highly multifaceted and disjointed plot

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  • Il cimitero di Praga
  • Umberto Eco
  • English
  • 07 December 2018
  • 9780099555988

About the Author: Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco was an Italian writer of fiction essays academic texts and children's books A professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna Eco’s brilliant fiction is known for its playful use of language and symbols its astonishing array of allusions and references and clever use of puzzles and narrative inventions His perceptive essays on modern culture are filled with a delightful sen