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Naming the Rose proved to be an antidote, a contrary force against a prevailing wave. Treading along in a medieval current for a while, my mother recently gave me a Ken Follett novel and assured me I would love it. Instead I chose this route and enjoyed the inquiry of William and Adso all over again. Coletti explores medieval semiotics, which by and large rested on the pillars of Aristotle and Augustine of Hippo. She factors in the relative tension in viewpoints between the Franciscans and the B ...more