The Key to "The Name of the Rose": Including Translations of All Non-English Passages

University of Michigan Press, 1999 - 194 pages
Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose is a brilliant mystery set in a fictitious medieval monastery. The text is rich with literary, historical, and theoretical references that make it eminently re-readable. The Key makes each reading fuller and more meaningful by helping the interested reader not merely to read but also to understand Eco's masterful work. Inspired by pleas from friends and strangers, the authors, each trained in Classics, undertook to translate and explain the Latin phrases that pepper the story. They have produced an approachable, informative guide to the book and its setting--the middle ages. The Key includes an introduction to the book, the middle ages, Umberto Eco, and philosophical and literary theories; a useful chronology; and reference notes to historical people and events. The clear explanations of the historical setting and players will be useful to anyone interested in a general introduction to medieval history.
Adele J. Haft is Associate Professor of Classics, Hunter College, City University of New York. Jane G. White is chair of the Department of Languages, Dwight Englewood School. Robert J. White is Professor of Classics and Oriental Studies, Hunter College, City University of New York.

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The Key to the Name of the Rose includes annotated translations of all the Latin that Eco included in his text . The Key also provides a brief chapter on the interaction among semiotics, detective ... Consulter l'avis complet

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The Key to the Name of the Rose isn't necessary to understand the plot of The Name of the Rose, and the essays bookending the Key definitely don't do any of the interpretive heavy lifting for you, but ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Umberto Eco Semiotics and Medieval Thought
A Brief Chronology of the Middle Ages
An Annotated Guide to the Historical and Literary References in The Name of the Rose
Notes on the Text of The Name of the Rose Including Translations of All NonEnglish Passages
For Those Who Have Finished The Name of the Rose
Works by Umberto Eco
About the Authors
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