Confesiones de un joven novelista
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Unas sabrosas reflexiones del gran Umberto Eco sobre el oficio de escribir.

Empecemos por el título: ¿por qué Confesiones de un joven novelista si el eximio profesor está a punto de cumplir los ochenta años? Pues porque su estreno como narrador se remonta a 1980, y por lo tanto Umberto Eco puede permitirse el lujo de hablar de juventud en este territorio, y comentar además...more
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Published September 15th 2011 by Lumen (first published 2011)
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Fahad
اعترافات روائي ناشئ

عنوان مخادع طبعاً، وإلا من يجرؤ على وصف أمبرتو ايكو بالروائي الناشئ، كتاب آخر يتحدث فيه ايكو عن فنه وأسلوبه الروائي من خلال مشواره الروائي الذي بدأ باسم الوردة وها هو يصل اليوم إلى مقبرة براغ – وضع هذا الكتاب قبل أن يكتبها فيما يبدو، لأنه لم يشر إليها أبداً -.

يمكننا وضع هذا الكتاب إلى جانب كتب ايكو أخرى والتي تناولت الفن الروائي، وهي (حاشية على اسم الوردة) و(6 نزهات في غابة السرد) و(آليات الكتابة السردية)، وكل كتب ايكو – ربما باستثناء الحاشية -، تبدأ سهلة – كطعم – للقارئ، ول...more
Mark
Jun 18, 2011 Mark rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: literary critics and fans of Eco's fiction
Interesting essays in this collection, but I hate to confess that after reading them, I like Eco a lot less. The man is entirely too impressed with his own cleverness, and his crowing about himself gets irritating pretty quickly. The four essays cover his personal notes on his books, some aspects of critical theory (heavy on the semiotic analysis of fiction), and his use of list-making. Most useful (but hard to follow) is the essay "Author, Text, and Interpreters". He presents a model of author-...more
Lourdes
Feb 21, 2013 Lourdes rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Estudiantes (o entusiastas) de Letras, Comunicaciones o Semiótica y amantes de Eco, el intelectual
Recommended to Lourdes by: Felipe


Más por sus equívocos que por sus muchos aciertos. Así se define "Confesiones de un Joven Novelista". Porque, al contrario de lo que parece sugerir el nombre, no se trata de memorias; quien escribe no es, en rigor, un joven novelista; y, en las más de 200 págs. que presenta el volumen, no asoma la nariz confesión alguna. La obra es, simplemente, un conjunto de interesantísimos ensayos. Cuatro, para hablar con propiedad.

¿Su origen? Otros tantos salones de conferencias de prestigiosas universidade...more
Jim Coughenour
This small handsome volume of Eco's Richard Ellmann lectures turned out to be something of a disappointment. In Eco's novels, imagination is at the service of erudition – which isn't a fatal flaw – but I often have the feeling he's more interested in impressing than in entertaining his readers. In these "confessions" (which aren't confessions at all) he runs the risk of boring them, particularly in the last and longest chapter entitled "My Lists," which lists the types of list. Like a celebrated...more
Al Bità
I have always enjoyed reading Umberto Eco's work: he has a style that is charming and informative at the same time, often showing his erudition as a semantic analyst, and as a commentator on modern life and linguistics. In other words, he is accessible as a writer; he is clear about where he stands on various issues; he basically respects the reader, and expects the reader to respect him as well.

That being said, how one 'takes' this particular book will depend on how seriously Eco himself is abo...more
عبدالله البلعاسي
الكتاب شخصي جداً، يعني تحتاج تكون قريت الخمس روايات اللي كتبها إيكو عشان تبدأ تستوعب ايش يقول، لأنه يتحدث عن طريقته في كتابتهم، وايش الانتقادات اللي جته وكذا، فيه تفاصيل بين الأسطر كلام يخص الكتابة والروابة بشكل عام، وهو يطرح تجربته الشخصية تماماً بعيد عن أي تنظير أو إعطاء قواعد عامة.
بالتوفيق.
Luciana Darce
Se está dando tudo certo em minha viagem (lembrando que deixei todas as postagens desse mês programadas enquanto bato perna pelo mundo...), enquanto vocês lêem essas linhas, estou em Florença, na Itália. Assim, nada mais justo que falar do meu amado e idolatrado Eco – já que segui mais ou menos o tema dos países por onde passava para escolher que livros resenhar esse mês.

Confissões de um Jovem Romancista é um pequeno livro de ensaios sobre temas de que Eco já falou em outros volumes (e talvez po...more
Mira
Книгата дава възможност на много книголюбители, читатели и литературни интерпретатори да прочетат няколко интересни лекции на теми творческо писане и интерпретиране на художествена проза, написани от известния италиански романист и преподавател в достъпен некадемичен стил. В тях ще откриете, макар и не дотам широко разгърнати, познанията му на литературен критик, философ и семиотик.

Прочети повече: http://knizhka-s-mishka.eu/
LAPL Reads
At the age of forty-eight, Umberto Eco published his first novel, The Name of the Rose, the eponymous film followed, and a young novelist was born. There followed several other successful novels and the most recent, The Prague Cemetery. Long before this late-blooming career, Eco had a reputation as a medievalist, philosopher and scholar of semiology (“The science of communication studied through the interpretation of signs and symbols as they operate in various fields, esp. language”). Now in hi...more
Izumen
Изповедите на младия романист: http://izumen.blogspot.com/2014/06/bl...

Така и така съм подхванал Еко, това малко книжле от 150 стр. ми се видя като най-логичното продължение.

Още от самото начало чичо Умберто пояснява, че наистина не е "млад" романист, но пък за сметка на това е автор на едва 5 романа, което го кара да счита себе си за начинаещ романист (това е казано, разбира се, с фалшива скромност и чувство за хумор, чичо Умберто много добре знае, че е титан). Книгата представлява три лекции...more
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تیره‌روزی «آناکارنینا» و چرایی اشک ریختن بر آن؟
نوشتن از چپ به راست
گاهی رمان‌نویس‌ها حرف‌هایی می‌زنند که فیلسوفان هم قادر به‌بیان آن‌ها نیستند. [11]
هر کتاب علمی باید یک داستان جنایی باشد: مانند جستجویی در طلب جام مقدس. [13]
هربار که موقع مصاحبه می‌پرسند: «رمان‌های‌تان را چه‌طور می‌نویسید»، بلافاصله می‌گویم: «از چپ به راست». البته احتمال دارد موجب حیرت مردمانی شود که از راست به چپ می‌نویسند.
«الهام»، واژه‌ای پلید است که مؤلفان فریب‌کار به‌کار می‌گیرند تا تصویری احترام‌برانگیز و هنرمندانه از خود...more
Luciana Darce
Se está dando tudo certo em minha viagem (lembrando que deixei todas as postagens desse mês programadas enquanto bato perna pelo mundo...), enquanto vocês lêem essas linhas, estou em Florença, na Itália. Assim, nada mais justo que falar do meu amado e idolatrado Eco – já que segui mais ou menos o tema dos países por onde passava para escolher que livros resenhar esse mês.

Confissões de um Jovem Romancista é um pequeno livro de ensaios sobre temas de que Eco já falou em outros volumes (e talvez po...more
Ramona Tudor
I have read The name of the rose some time ago - but I remember liking it very much (concerning the fact that the end made my entity thrill, a soul that "pledges" for books and love of literature and knowing... Anyway!) I didn't know much about Umberto Eco at that time (neither that he wrote philosophy or that he published his first novel at around 40years old - which ia very encouraging, if I think about it), but I liked his book (I remember thinking that the author must have read a great deal...more
James Klagge
Eco is an Italian intellectual who has also written several novels. His field is semiotics, which perhaps borders on philosophy of language, so he is also considered by some to be a philosopher. This book is supposedly 4 lectures, but the 4th--on lists--would have been excruciating as a lecture. The first lecture, about his approach to writing novels, was worth 4 stars; the other stuff was not so good. As a philosopher of language I don't think he's a very careful thinker. But the main consolati...more
Cheryl
Umberto Eco is a philosopher, medievalist, rare-book collector, and when nearing age fifty, a novelist. Now in his late seventies, he shares his experiences in CONFESSIONS OF A YOUNG NOVELIST, a series of remarks on four themes which educate, enlighten, and allow an in-depth look into the author's mind.

What are the roles of the reader? Why are interpretations expected from readers of fiction, while challenges to facts are the only acceptable form of criticism in non-fiction? What is the differen...more
Althea Ann
A short collection of essays/lectures by Eco.
"Writing from Left to Right" describes Eco's decision to write novels, and his writing process.
"Author, Text and Interpreters" talks about intentionality and the difficulties inherent in translation, as well as the tendency to find meanings in a text that were not put there by the author, and when/if these meanings are valid.
"Some Remarks on Fictional Characters" discusses how fictitious individuals can become part of our culture, and how they affect...more
luis reséndiz
dos cosas no me gustaron de este libro, y ambas están relacionadas: la primera es la falsa modestia de eco de decir "soy un joven novelista"; la segunda es la confirmación de esa falsa modestia: eco cita y cita y cita largamente sus propias obras, principalmente en la parte final --"mis listas"--. no que eso esté mal per se: nomás que a mí no me gusta. no tengo un argumento para descalificarlo.

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el resto del libro es cosa aparte. eco comienza a desmenuzar el proceso creativo --quizá sería más...more
Jose Vera
Este ensayo de Eco, acerca de sus experiencias como novelista creo que lo puedo dividir en dos partes, los dos primeros capítulos son sus experiencias personales y sus aproximaciones a las novelas que el escribio, las "tacticas" que uso para escribir una u otra historia (dibujar planos, caminar y varias veces por las calles, etc). Consejos que de ser tomados por otros escritores, o aspirantes, podran ayudar de alguna manera.

La segunda partes es el aspecto semiotico de los personajes (y de las di...more
Daniel
Dá algumas dicas interessantes: visitar os lugar e ter mapas/plantas (mesmo que esses não sejam apresentados no livro) ajuda na verossimilhança do cenário. Listas podem ser muito interessantes como recurso descritivo, se bem usadas.
Perde muito tempo com bobagens: semiótica e questões de interpretação do texto.
David Schwan
A set of four essays in which author Umberto Eco discusses aspects of his approach to novel writing. The first two essays offer insights into the structure of some of his novels, while the last two essays approach particular issues and are explained in terms of semiotics. A valuable book to read for fans of Umberto Eco.
boncybooks
An unsatisfying read. I like Umberto Eco (I am forever on the look-out for books like Foucault's Pendulum and The Name of the Rose), and I went into this book to read about the man himself. I expected more 'confessions' as the title suggested, and less lecture about semiotics - he has written enough volumes about that already. I came away feeling that he does not want to talk about his personal life at all and was somehow elbowed by his publishers. Maybe he is still in the process of getting int...more
حسّان الحمدان
النذل إيكو ، يجذبك في البداية بالحكاية عن تجربته، ثم يُحيطك بعلمه حول الرموز والسيميائيات .
لولا أنه إيكو لما أكملت الكتاب .. لا أدري كيف قرأت الفصل الأخير حتى الآن!
تبًا!
Alaa
امبرتو ايكو كتب عنوانا تجاريا لكتاب يتكون معظمه من فصول مبنية على تحليل مفاهيمي لا علاقة له بالاعتراف السردي لروائي ..ربما لم يستطع إلا أن يكون ناقدا !
Bayan
أتعس وأغبى ترجمة بقرأها في حياتي متل ما قال جبرا: لا يكفي أن تكون عالما بلغة الكتاب ولكن يجب عليك أن تستوعب جيدا مصطلحات اللغة التي تنقل إليها الكلمات، أن تكون لديك محصلة كبيرة تتيح لك الاختيار الأفضل لإيصال المعنى.
Hajar Ahmed


هو ليس كتاباً منفصلاً بقدر ماهو تعقيب على كتبه الأخرى و أسلوبه و طريقته ..
يجب أن تقرأ له سلَفًا لتفهمه.
Francisco Becerra
Eco shows how his creative process works, which is wonderful in itself. The brief on how to use lists is amazing. A must for all writers.
Ann
In this collection of uneven essays, Eco reveals some of the process that he goes through when crafting his extraordinary novels. I kept reading because I wanted to know more about what he thinks about and how he writes, but I was disappointed - especially with the last essay/chapter on lists. I get that he's fascinated by lists, but I don't need to read that many lists in an essay about lists. It got boring and I ended up skipping over some of them. There were some worthwhile parts, as I would...more
Manuhuia Barcham
It's a fun book. And, for something written by Umberto Eco, surprisingly easy to read. You can tell he's a semiotician though!!

It screams it throughout the book - but he's upfront with that. It reads as lectures though - particularly the final chapter - which is not necessarily a bad thing but can make for some 'long' reading. As you'd expect with a book by Eco it's extraordinarily rich in both texture and substance.

I wouldn't recommend it as an 'easy' Saturday read but it's a wonderful exampl...more
Aboalhish
نصف كتاب الاول أعظم بكثير من نصفه الثاني ... برايي أنه أسهب كثيرا في نقاط لا تستحق ذلك الإسهاب ..
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