Author: Umberto Eco
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473512220
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An extraordinary epic, brilliantly-imagined, new novel from a world-class writer and author of The Name of the Rose. Discover the Middle Ages with Baudolino - a wondrous, dazzling, beguiling tale of history, myth and invention. It is 1204, and Constantinople is being sacked and burned by the knights of the fourth Crusade. Amid the carnage and confusion Baudolino saves a Byzantine historian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors, and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story.

Eco S Chaosmos

Author: Cristina Farronato
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802085863
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While Umberto Eco's intellectual itinerary was marked by his early studies of post-Crocean aesthetics and his spectacular concentration on linguistics, information theory, structuralism, semiotics, cognitive science, and media studies, what constitutes the peculiarity of his critical and fiction writing is the tension between a typically medieval search for a code and the hermeneutic representative of deconstructive tendencies. This tension between cosmos and chaos, order and disorder, is reflected in the word chaosmos. In this brilliant assessment of the philosophical basis of Eco's critical and fictional writing, Cristina Farronato explores the other distinctive aspect of Eco's thought - the struggle for a composition of opposites, the outcome deriving from his ability to elicit similar contrasts from the past and re-play them in modern terms. Focusing principally on how Eco's scholarly background influenced his study of semiotics, Farronato analyzes The Name of the Rose in relation to William of Ockham's epistemology, C.S. Peirce's work on abduction, and Wittgenstein's theory of language. She discusses Foucault's Pendulum as an explicit comment on the modern debate on interpretation through a direct reference to Early Modern hermetic thought, correlates The Island of the Day Before as a postmodern mixture of science and superstition, and reviews Baudolino as an historical/fantastic novel that once again situates the Middle Ages in a postmodern context. Eco's Chaosmos demonstrates how Eco's use of semiotic theory is important for an understanding of the postmodern aspects of today's literature and culture.

Socially Symbolic Acts

Author: Joseph Francese
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838640982
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This book discusses issues of broad cultural consequence by examining the work of three of Italy's most prominent living novelists, Umberto Eco, Vincenzo Consolo, and Antonio Tabucchi. The introductory chapter continues a discussion of some of the topics already broached in the author's Narrating Postmodern Time and Space (1997). It uses an approach that is both historicist and psychoanalytic to critically address topics in cultural studies and Italian studies. The book deals with fictions of very recent publication, many of which have been published after the turn of the millennium, filling important gaps in the critical bibliography. Close readings relate texts to their historical and cultural contexts, critiquing their ideology while preserving their Utopian moments.

Ultimate Things

Author: Greg Carey
Editor: Chalice Press
ISBN: 9780827238183
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Carey presents an introduction to the elements of apocalyptic discourse in the Hebrew Bible, the intertestamental texts of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, and the Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts. He seeks to help modern readers perplexed by the rampant and somewhat outrageous depiction and interpretation of apocalyptic literature to see apocalyptic discourse as a flexible set of resources that early Jews and Christians could employ for a variety of persuasive tasks. Carey examines each of the literary works that exhibit apocalyptic discourse. He briefly introduces the date and language of each text and shows its basic contents. Then he examines the particular topics and purposes of the work. Carey concludes by showing a way to read the particular example of apocalyptic discourse as a whole in its own setting with its own purposes. Carey invokes discourse as a category of study in an attempt to bring together the literary, ideological, and social dimensions of apocalyptic language. He sees the genius of apocalyptic discourse in its ability to bring its audience into otherwise inaccessible mysteries concerning the future and the heavenly realms. As theology, apocalyptic discourse engages life's greatest questions-the nature of God, the desire for justice, and the frustrations of human finitude. As poetry, it expresses the theological imagination in vivid symbols and conventional literary forms.


Author: Eco Umberto
Editor: Polirom via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9734635123
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În 1204, în timpul asediului Constantinopolului, un oarecare Baudolino îl salvează de la moarte pe istoricul Nicetas Choniates, căruia îi spune povestea uimitoare a vieții sale. Pe când era copil, a fermecat cu istețimea sa un comandant militar întâlnit într-o pădure, care se dovedește a fi însuși împăratul Frederic Barbarossa. Adoptat de acesta și trimis la Paris, la universitate, Baudolino pornește într-o fabuloasă expediție spre regatul Preotului Ioan, regele-prelat care domnește peste un tărâm fantastic din Orient, populat de creaturi cu ochi pe piept și guri pe stomac, de eunuci, unicorni și fecioare încântătoare.

Umberto Eco Baudolino

Author: Sophia Gerber
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638363600
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Romanistik - Italienische u. Sardische Sprache, Literatur, Landeskunde, Note: bestanden, Universität Rostock, 4 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Erano ormai dieci anni che Baudolino stava a Parigi, aveva letto tutto quello che si poteva leggere, aveva imparato il greco da una prostituta bizantina, aveva scritto poesie e lettere amorose che sarebbero state attribuite ad altri, aveva praticamente costruito un regno che ormai nessuno conosceva meglio di lui e dei suoi amici, ma non aveva terminato gli studi. (Eco 2000, Cap.13) Ecos Roman Baudolino erzählt die mittelalterliche Geschichte des piemontesischen Bauernsohns Baudolino, der als Kind von Kaiser Friedrich Barbarossa adoptiert wird und in den folgenden Jahren bedeutende historische Ereignisse nicht nur miterlebt, sondern sie auch selbst gestaltet. Ziel der folgenden Arbeit ist zunächst eine kurze inhaltliche Darstellung des Romans. Dann soll die Analyse und der Vergleich der Aufsätze Cristina Farronatos, die sich mit der Rolle der Fabelwesen befasst, und Werner Raiths erfolgen, der sich insbesondere mit dem Verhältnis von Wahrheit und Fiktion in der Romangeschichte auseinandersetzt. Im Fazit sollen die Ergebnisse resümiert und mögliche weiterführende Gedanken angeführt werden.

Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters

Author: Sergio Sandrucci
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 8847056659
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Indications for central venous cannulation in critically ill patients have increased dramatically, but central venous access has the drawbacks of morbidity and a scarcity of experienced operators. Ultrasound-guided peripheral venous access offers a solution, in that it reduces morbidity and can be performed by a dedicated nursing team. The aim of this book is to teach the fundamentals of this emerging technique. Advice is provided on choice of materials; maneuvers for positioning of peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs), techniques for evaluation of PICC tip placement; prevention, diagnosis, and management of complications; and organization of a dedicated team within a hospital or a supportive care program. Legal and economic issues are also considered. The book will be of interest to a wide range of professionals, including nutritionists, oncologists, anesthesiologists, surgeons, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, and radiologists.

Della Vita E Del Culto Di San Baudolino Vescovo Patrono Principale Della Citta E Diocesi Di Alessandria Dissertazione Storico Critico Liturgica Del Sacerdote Giovanni Novelli

Author: Giovanni sac. Novelli (sac., prof. di teologia, prof. di teologia)
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Gespr Che Mit Umberto Eco

Author: Thomas Stauder
Editor: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825872434
Size: 16,21 MB
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The Facts On File Companion To The World Novel

Author: Michael Sollars
Editor: Facts on File
Size: 16,83 MB
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Presents an alphabetically arranged guide to the twentieth century novel with entries on major authors and novels, including plot summaries and analyses of main characters and literary themes.