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  1. says:

    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 readership These are books that need to be read many times and each time the reader will develop

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    “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 conspirac

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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 Dixon appeared a year later Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2012 it has been described as Eco's best novel since The Name of the Rose The main character is Simone Simonini a man whom Eco claims he

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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

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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 whic

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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 across and discovered that this is a well researched book No wasted words no ornamentation tight pros

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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

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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 genres are meaningless and that authors who are experimental or who go to great lengths to show off their vast intellects are generally trouble than they are worth I like peeling back the la

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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 a

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    Gather up every conceivable prejudice and a discriminating thought against most of the significant nations or gro

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Mai probabil cu falsificarea de scrisori și acte oficiale din moment ce guvernanții poliția și serviciile secrete din multe țări sînt interesate de munca lui și vor să l a. 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 of 2011 said he had put in his Simone Simonini mouth a lot of abominous ideas anti Semitic racisma repugnant character Simone Simonini not to be taken seriouslyIf not a comic I am a grotesue writerHeavy historical novelVery European context March 1897 piazza Maubert near Parisby the Bi vrean affluent of the La Seine river Paris is not what it used to be now with this pencil sharpener called Eiffel Towerso thinks sixty seven year old Simone Simonini He wonders about his identity who am I He defines himself by reference to others defects He bashes rudely at other races and peoples He repels grossly the Germans their repugnant sweat smell their languagetheir addiction to beerno interesting art even great composers are depreciated under Simoniniordinary Beethoven noisy Wagner and no harmony in Bach The Germans took seriously that glutinous monk called LutherThe French are also criticized they are lazy and mean Ils grognent toujoursItalians as well And yet Simone s father was Italian and his mother a French woman Simonini became French because he could not stand being Italian Italians are liars and vile and traitors He says like with plants crossing if you cross a French with a Hebrew you have the present Republic IIINevertheless he s got nothing against the Hebrew people his grandfather captain Simonini taught him they are the atheist people par excellence Simone Simonini recalls eighteen centuries of hate thoughBut the worst of all are the Jesuitsand the Freemasons Jesuits are Masons dressed as womenThus he considers himself to be a chaste man since he doesn t like women He loves food and drinkSimonini is a forgerer of documents and an antiues dealer Strangely he s got memory problems even personality issues it seems he cannot distinguish himself from Abbot Dalla Piccola who happens to live in the same building There s a corridor connecting the two homes and one day Simonini finds a wig his Abbot s or of one and single person And this was Chapter Two of Eco s book Chapter Three deals with acuaintances of the forgerer at the famous restaurant Magny Chez Magny he meets a medical doctoran Austrian Jew called Fr id any bell rangthirty years old studying with Charcot the hysteria phenomenon Simonini sees Fr id as a liarwho studies and uses cocaine for his own sakeand who suffers from black billisInteresting references are made to the study of hysteria the use of magnetism by some and hypnosis by others for the treatment of the psychiatric condition Again the antiues dealer digresses about the Hebrews their smellthe fector judaicaand concludes they re all communists he s got no Hebrew friends The case of Diana is introduced two personalities in the same body and different memories of the acts perpetrated by these two radically different personalities Chapter Four grandfather s times Simonini recalls childhood in Turimhe managed to speak the purest Grenoble Frenchnot the Paris babil Grandfather told him about the madness of the Revolutionand the worldwide complot of the Knights Templar against ChristianityAlso about his connections to Augustin de Barruel 1741 1820a conspiracy theorist Simone discloses his pleasure wearing the vests of priest Bergamaschihow he felt superiorand about chocolate and coffee delightsAmazing Chapter Five because it s penned by Abbot Dalla Piccola He knows about Simonini than the other way around He reveals that Simonini was an active Mason that he belonged to the Carbonaria A Simonini that in the previous chapter was so critical about Masonnery aimsLilia pedibus destrue destroy and step on the Fleur de Lis of France The Freemasons wanted to destroy both altar and throne And chapter Six Here Simone severely decries about the Abbot you know too much about me Simonini envisions the Jesuits meeting at the Jewish cemetery in Prague them conspiring under the moon to help Napoleon III Interestingly Bergamaschi was a counselor to the monarchThe forgerer prides himself of his first masterpiece of forgery and later gets his first spy mission to join writer Alexandre Dumas in his ship Emma of course Dumas had joined the liberators under Garibaldi A detail on his mission the captain cannot avoid taking with him the vests of priest Bergamaschi Simone is now in Sicily Through his eyes we see Garibaldi the leader is not the Apollo as Dumas saw him He describes him as of modest stature blondish but not blond with short legsand affected by rheumatism he noticed when the leader had to be helped while riding horses Simonini distrusts heroesand doesn t wear the Red Shirt of the liberators but the ecclesiastic vests of priest BGaribaldi has received from the British Masonry 3 million French Francs in golden Turkish piastrasSo you think I would go on till chapter Twenty Seven No I won t Just a few words of closure for this review1 The book has marvelous 19th century illustrations from the author s archive that help a lot understanding the plot or the story if you will2 Due to Simone s likings the book is truly a cookeries compendium menus abound Protocols 1912 edition3 It s really historically thick the plot ahead Simone will visit many places will kill Abbot Piccola many adventures ahead even with protestant Diana But the core of the book may lie in the The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in fact according to several sources they are a lie Eco refers 1925 Hitler s book Mein Kampf and the London Times of 1921 both indicating a forgery The Times August 17 1921 4 Finally Eco says all book characters were real persons but SimonePS About Simone s name In the book it is indicated why the main character got that name someone in the family told Simonein memory of Saint Simonino a martyr kid of Trento kidnapped by the Jewsthat used his blood in their rites That explains a lotFrom wikiSimon of Trent German Simon Unverdorben Italian Simonino di Trento also known as Simeon 1472 March 21 1475 was a boy from the city of Trento Italy whose disappearance was blamed on the leaders of the city s Jewish community based on their confessions under torturecausing a major blood libel in Europe Dec 21st 2011 For fans of Eco he s been recently interviewed by GR some of his words may be elucidating about this and other of his books And within two months he ll be eighty years old Nice

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Ngajeze În documentele sale revine obsesiv celebrul cimitir evreiesc din Praga cu lespezile sale suprapuse și cu ceasul ale cărui limbi se învîrt în sens contrar celui obișnu. 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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Cimitirul din Praga are în centru aventurile misteriosului Simonini un personaj ciudat cu lacune de memorie și dublă personalitate Nu se știe exact cu ce anume se ocupă – cel. 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 readership These are books that need to be read many times and each time the reader will develop a better understanding of the writer s intentions This brings me to The Prague Cemetery Typical of an Eco book it took me a little while to settle in and fine tune my thoughts to pay proper attention and to relax so that Eco could take me where he wanted me to go This book is set in 19th century Europe and explores the underlying conspiracies that surround a series of warsconflicts that instead of being the work of a group is the nefarious dealings of one man This man is Simone Simonini He is a murderer double agent triple agent but importantly he is the man that can provide the documentation that proves that one side of a conflict is justified in their uest for power In other words he is a master forger He finds his calling while apprenticed to a lawyer named Rebaudengo He learns the fine art of providing the missing paperwork for a baptismal record that would allow an inheritance to be obtained or the missing will of a family patriarch who may have perished unexpectedly Rebaudengo explained What I produce are not forgeries but new copies of genuine documents that have been lost or by simple oversight have never been produced and that could and should have been producedSimone becomes so good at the craft that he realizes that the only person between him and a very lucrative income is his mentor Rebaudengo The proper paperwork miraculously is produced that exposes a fraud perpetrated by Rebaudengo and he is swiftly convicted and sent to prison Simone is the type of gentleman that governments find uses for and he is greedy enough not to be worried about the conseuences of his actions He becomes a forger mercenary for hire He provides documents that fan the flames of racism and cultism that leads to genocide and in one case the temporary toppling of a foreign government He steals from his employers and from his agents working both sides of the euation to net as much money as possible for himself He is a man without a moral compass except in the case of Abbe Dalla Piccola Piccola became an inconvenience for Simone during one of his clandestine missions and Simone as he tended to do when cleaning up a problem killed him Simone becomes unknowingly to himself so out of sorts over the murder of Piccola that Piccola is actually resurrected in his own mind creating for a time a split personality Simone becomes aware of the Abbe as they begin sharing a diary and the missing time that Simone is experience is revealed in the dairy entries made by the Piccola personality The book is liberally sprinkled with sketches of the characters involved really evoking a Victorian Dickens feel to the novel I found this book much accessible than other Eco novels and actually laughed out loud a couple of times Back in 2000 I had planned to meet Umberto Eco He was touring for Baudolino and was planning to come to the West Coast Unfortunately due to health reasons he only finished his East Coast engagements and did not come to California I had spent my last lira appropriating a copy of The Name of the Rose for him to sign which now would be worth around 800 signed by the author Well I may not have an 800 copy but I am still glad that I bought Rose when I did as even unsigned The Name of the Rose is going for a couple of hundred dollars I did pick up a copy of Baudolino from an East Coast bookseller flat signed by Dr Eco Flat signed is preferred by collectors because the book was actually in the hands of the author A book plate signed by the author does not have the same value to collectors If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at