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اسم الوردة

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  263,557 ratings  ·  7,507 reviews
في أواخر السنة الميلادية 1327 تعيش المسيحية أحلك فتراتها: البابا من أفينيون ينازع الامبراطور لودوفيك البافاري السلطة على إيطاليا، والكنيسةمنشقة إلى شقين ينصرف أحدهما لجمع المال وتعاطي كل الرذائل ويثور الآخهر ضد المال معملاً أحياناً الحديد والنار لتطهير الكنيسة ولإرجاعها إلى نقاوتها الأصلية. ومجموعات من السذج والمتسكعين تجوب إيطاليا وفرنسا تنادي، وقد خرجت عن كل سلطة واشتبهت ...more
Paperback, الطبعة الأولى, 572 pages
Published January 2013 by دار الكتاب الجديد المتحدة (first published 1980)
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Mark Koster Absolutely! It's a murder mystery in the 1100's with monks, what's not to like? :) The book is slow paced, but incredibly well written. Make sure your…moreAbsolutely! It's a murder mystery in the 1100's with monks, what's not to like? :) The book is slow paced, but incredibly well written. Make sure your version has an explanation of all Latin terms in the back. First time I read the book, I never noticed the section until I finished the book :)(less)

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Walter
Apr 11, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Eco's writing is so infectious, lively, and likeable that I thought it appropriate to pen my review in his style.

1. In which I, as reader, feel used.
Yes, I'm almost certain Eco wrote this thing for the sole purpose of informing us of how knowledgeable he is of the finer points of monastic orders, book trivia, and medieval philosophy.
Knowing most would not put up with this crap for 500 pages, he wisely chose to interrupt his many digressions on poverty, heretics, whether or not Jesus laughed, Ar
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Huda Yahya
إن كنت ستقرأ إسم الوردة فاترك خيالك وراءك
فأنت بكل تأكيد لست بحاجة إليه
فهنا ستجد دقائق الأشياء تتجلى
وكل تفصيلة صغيرة تتوهج أمامك
لست بحاجة لتخيل شكل الغرفة أو حجم المتاهة

أنت بحاجة لعقلك واعٍ ولكل ما تحمل من حنكة لكي تحاول أن تفهم عند تتمة القراءة
ما مدى رمزية المتاهة تلك وما هي التأويلات التي يمكنني أن أستقيها من ذلك كله؟

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هذه رواية امتزج فيها كل شيء بحكمة بليغة
فلقد اجتمعت حالات عدة شديدة الاختلاف وتبتعد عن بعضها في الزمان والمضمون وكونت بفضل صياغته الماهرة عالماً واحداً متسقاً

إن ما
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Matthew
Go ahead, throw your tomatoes at me!

I know that in general this book is loved. Many count it amongst their favorites. I found it very dull and very boring. I had an extremely hard time staying interested in the story, which is weird for me and mystery/suspense stories. Never have I fought so hard to finish a book (in general, I do not DNF).

So, if you couldn't stand it either, let me know that I am not alone.

For those that loved it and are ready to launch rotten produce at me:

Mohammed Arabey
Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
إكتب يا أدســو، إكـتب، فمن يكتب لـن يموت أبدا
فقد يأتي يوما ما أحدهم ليقلده ويزيد عليه بعضا من غوايات عزازيله الفاسقة

ومذكرات أدسو في "أســم الــوردة" ورحلته مع الراهب غوليالمو ذو الماضي المعقد بذلك الدير الرهيب هي عملا مزخما مليئا بالتفاصيل ,وبالرغم من أن الأحداث في القرن الرابع عشر، الا انك ستشعر بصداها في زمننا رغم من قدمها قدم الزمان

ويجب أن اعترف أنها لم تكن قراءة سهلة بالنسبة لي , ولكني سأقارنها لكم بقراءاتي المعتادة السهلة لأني فعلا لا اعرف كيف أكتب مراجعة عنها

أســم الــوردة 1980 VS عــزازيـ
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Jayson
(A-) 84% | Very Good
Notes: A medieval Sherlock Holmes manages sectarian politics and investigates serial murders in a dense but effective read.
s.penkevich
Sep 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YOU!
Recommended to s.penkevich by: Ypsi John
This is one of those rare near-perfect books that crosses through many genres and could be universally acclaimed. There are dozens of great reviews on here already, but this book struck me as so profound that I felt I needed to briefly put down my own thoughts. I could not bring myself to put this down and it was always a battle to not skip work and continue reading in the parking lot after lunch break. Eco crafts a novel that could be labeled as historical fiction, mystery, theology and philoso ...more
فايز غازي Fayez Ghazi
- رواية كاملة متكاملة تأخذ من معظم الحبكات، المتعارف عليها، لتشكل جسداً روائياً تاماً. تحدث القصة خلال الفترة التي انتقلت فيها البابوية من موقعها التقليدي في إيطاليا إلى أفينيون، حينما قام ملك فرنسا بتعيين يوحنا الثاني والعشرون "بابا" على رأس الكنيسة الرومانية المقدسة.

- "اسم الوردة"، اسم غريب، ناقص المعنى لكنه سيكون واضحاً اذا ماعرفنا ان في ذلك العصركان للوردة معنى محدد: فحين ينعقد مجلس تحت ستار السرية، كانت الوردة تعلّق فوق الطاولة وكل ما تمت مناقشته "تحت الوردة" كان سرًا ويبقى. (https://en.wi
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Jason Pettus
Mar 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegally.)

The CCLaP 100: In which I read a hundred so-called "classics" and then write reports on whether or not I think they deserve the label
Book #7: The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco

The story in a nutshell:
In one of the more fascinating stories of how a novelist was first drawn to his profession, scholar
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Lawyer
Nov 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: For those who appreciate complex historical fiction
Recommended to Lawyer by: Goodreads group "Literary Explorations"
"The Name of the Rose" is not a book to be picked up lightly with the expectation that you, the reader, are about to embark on a traditional work of historical fiction. Umberto Eco expects much from the reader of this book. Almost immediately the unsuspecting reader will find himself dropped into the midst of the High Middle Ages, a society completely foreign for the majority of modern readers.

In historical context, the story occurs during the time the Papacy had moved from its traditional locat
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Tim
Apr 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I had to spend a year on a desert island and was only allowed to take one book, this would be it.

At the time of its publication, one reviewer described `The Name of the Rose' as "a book about everything". At first glance, it may seem to be a book largely about obscure Fourteenth Century religious controversies, heresies and sects, with a murder mystery mixed in. But this is a book that rewards repeat readings (I've just finished it for the seventh time), and the heart of the novel is in its
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Amira Mahmoud
الكتب لم توضع كي نؤمن بما تقوله ولكن كي نتحرّى فيها، لا يجب أن نتساءل أمام كتاب ماذا يقول ولكن ماذا يريد أن يقول.

كي تعرف ما يقول كتاب يجب أن تقرأ كتبًا أخرى.

هناك نوعان من الأعمال المرهقة؛ الأول أمقته بشدة وأشعر أثناء قراءته بملل لا ينتهي وتشتت يدفعني لاحتمالهما واجب إنهاء الكتاب. يعتصرني حتى النهاية، وقد أكون صبورة بالقدر الكافي لإنهائه وقد لا أفعل.
والآخر رغم أنه مرهق لكنه ممتع (أو ربما هو ممتع لأنه مرهق، لا أدري)، يعتصر عقلي، يُربكني، وبشكل ما لا أستطيع تحديده ولا صياغته في أفكار ملموسة فور ا
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Whitaker
Forget Christopher Hitchens. Away with that Richard Doggins guy. For a truly penetrating look at religion and atheism, Umberto Eco, he da man.

The Name of the Rose is a profoundly nihilistic book. It is ostensibly a book about a murder mystery: A man, a monk rather, Brother William, arrives with his assistant, Adso, at an abbey high in the Italian Alps. A murder has been committed, and Brother William will apply reason and logic—a Sherlock avant la lettre—to deduce the murderer. Or does he? He d
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Ahmad Sharabiani
293. Il nome della rosa = The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
The Name of the Rose (Italian: Il nome della rosa) is the 1980 debut novel by Italian author Umberto Eco. It is a historical murder mystery set in an Italian monastery, in the year 1327, an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. It was translated into English by William Weaver in 1983.
عنوانها: آنک نام گل؛ نام گل سرخ؛ گل سرخ یا هر نام دیگر؛ نویسنده: اومبرتو اکو؛ تاریخ
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Brian
Apr 23, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
“The Name of the Rose” is a horribly pretentious, pedantic, verbose “novel”. And it stinks too!

Under the guise of a medieval mystery Umberto Eco has written a diatribe on philosophical ideas (and not presented all of them accurately) in order to impress upon the reader how very smart he is indeed. Characterization, moments of human reality & truth, and most importantly accessibility to the reader are clearly repulsive ideas to Mr. Eco.

I can sum up the book, which takes place at a monastery i
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Jan-Maat
A surprising novel, masquerading as a piece of historical fiction, all very proper inside its fake framing narrative, but also managing to be a spoof murder-mystery.

The main character is William of Baskerville who has a Watson like side-kick. He may not use cocaine but he does eat 'certain herbs' and some of his description is lifted from that of a famous resident of Baker Street. And wait, a isn't a monastery with it's hidden conflicts, somewhat isolated from everyday life, and desires awfully
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Nandakishore Varma
This is one humdinger of a book - medieval history, Gothic noir and classic whodunit rolled into one. It's very slow - but taking your time to read it slowly provides rich dividends, IMO. This is a book to be savoured.

Brother William of Baskerville - the name, as well as his appearance marks him as a sort of medieval Sherlock Holmes - is the detective par excellence, and Adso of Melk is the perfect Watson. The story unfolds in the fashion of the classic mystery. The secret, when it is revealed,
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فؤاد
مى خوايد راجع به فرقه هاى فرانسيسكن و بنديكتين و فراتيچلى بخونيد؟ توى اين كتاب هست.
مى خوايد راجع به دادگاه هاى تفتيش عقايد بخونيد؟ توى اين كتاب هست.
مى خوايد راجع به گسترش دانشگاه ها و آغاز رنسانس بخونيد؟ توى اين كتاب هست.
مى خوايد راجع به نوميناليسم ويليام اوكام بخونيد؟ توى اين كتاب هست.
مى خوايد راجع به كتاب گمشده ى ارسطو بخونيد؟ توى اين كتاب هست.
حتى اگه بخوايد راجع به شرلوك هولمز و خورخه لوييس بورخس و لودويگ ويتگنشتاين هم بخونيد، دست خالى از اين كتاب بر نمى گرديد.

و البته جز اين چه انتظارى ميشه د
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Kevin Neilson
Apr 27, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What a didactic, tedious, prolix piece of trash! Eco writes whole paragraphs in Latin and then leaves them untranslated, because he's such an awesome polyglot that chicks want to do him. Readers are also expected to know Dutch. Eco likes to hear himself talk, too. Want to hear pedantic 14th-century theological arguments that stretch on for pages and have nothing to do with the plot? You've got it! Want a lame Dan Brown mystery, with the same stilted dialogue, but embellished with entire chapters ...more
Peter
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the biggest novels in the 80s. I remember the book very well. A crime story set in a monastery with much Latin and Greek and some dubious monks trying to solve some murder cases. The denouement was brilliant. The whole story was absolutely outstanding (the lost book on comedy) and extremely sophisticated. So much wisdom and philosophy in one novel. It's very seldom that you come across a book like that. There is also a famous movie with Jean Connery as William of Baskerville but ...more
Fernando
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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“Huye, Adso, de los profetas y de los que están dispuestos a morir por la verdad, porque suelen provocar también la muerte de muchos otros, a menudo antes que la propia, y a veces en lugar de la propia.”

A veces me pregunto por qué razón tardo tanto en leer ciertos clásicos, por qué pasa el tiempo y tomo la decisión de comenzarlos. No es la primera vez que sucede. Con esta novela casi perfecta de Umberto Eco me ha pasado lo mismo. Cuando finalizo uno de estos libros, me doy cuenta de mi error, om
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Adriana
I had wanted to read The Name of the Rose for a long time, mostly because I enjoy both fiction and non-fiction about the Middle Ages, and also because of its importance as a piece of modern Italian literature. Although I liked it for the most part, I have to admit that it disappointed me in many ways. As a mystery novel, I was expecting it to be a fast-paced page-turner, whereas in reality The Name of the Rose is very slow and ponderous. I appreciate the attention to detail and the minute and ac ...more
فرشاد
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
آنچه در این سطور میآید ممکن است ماجرای رمان را لو بدهد**

نام گل سرخ را شاید بتوان اثری متلاطم متاثر از کلام نیچه داست. شاهکار اومبرتو اکو، روایت تلاشی برای یافتن یک کتاب است. تلاشی نافرجام و کشنده. نیچه گفته بود که اگر هنر نبود حقیقت ما را میکشت. نیچه از حقیقتی زهرآهگین و کشنده سخن میگوید. اکو این حقیقت را در هیات یک کتاب به رشته تحریر درآورده است. کتابی که زهرآگین و کشنده است و طالب حقیقت را به کام مرگ میکشاند. به رغم آنکه صفحات کتاب آغشته به زهر و کشنده است، محتوای آن زندگیبخش و زلال است. کتاب
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Ahmed
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition




يقول شيكسبير (إن الوردة تعطي نفس العطر بأي اسم شئت أن تعطيها ) فرغم أى طريقة تناول لهذا العمل العظيم إلا أن متعته ستصل لك كاملة .

كانت الوردة اسمًا , ونحن لا نملك إلا الأسماء .

بجملة خالدة خُتمت رواية خالدة (أعتقد من حقي أن أطلق عليها هذا الحكم) وهو حكم الخلود , ليس مجرد خلود مادي فى عالم مادي بل أكثر من ذلك , هو خلود المنفعه والحكمة , ولكن لنتريث قليلًا ونتحدث بشئ من التفصيل ونحاول أن نتمتع فى حديثنا بهذا التفصيل:

للحق فقد تأخرت كثيرًا فى قراءة هذا العمل فحق عليّ أن أعتذر , أعتذر لنفسي قبل أى شئ
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Ahmed Oraby
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We shall not understand the history of men and of other times unless we ourselves are alive to the requirements which that history satisfied, nor will our successors understand the history of our time unless they fulfill these conditions.
croce
حسنًا، وأخيرًا، وبعد أكثر من شهر، استطعت أن أنتهي من قراءة هذه الرواية العملاقة، هي ولا شك من الروايات التي لا غنى أبدًا عن قراءتها، ومن ضمن الكتب التي يجب على أي كان أي يقرأها قبل أن يموت
رواية عبقرية حقيقة، بل هي شديدة العبقرية، منذ صفحاتها الأولى يجذبك إ
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Beata
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This novel belongs to the few ones which I reread at least twice yearly. It;s one of the best novels ever written. I've been the admirer of The Name of the Rose for many, many years now, and I remember reading it for the first time when I was in high school. I reckon I didn't understand much then regarding the dispute which is the theme around which this novel revolves. Now, with every read, I discover something new... what could any reader expect more from a novel?
Manuel Antão
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1989
If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.


Stat rosa pristina nomine: "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco



"Stat Rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus"


In "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco




As a novelist Eco blends the style of Arthur Conan Doyle with that of Cervantes in a most intellectually entertaining way but with surprising heart, also. It makes me keen to explore the labyrinth of his philosophy, which seems to exist in a realm of its own immune from the tedium and d
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Lynne King
Dec 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
20 February 2016 - Umberto Eco died yesterday. Sad. May he rest in peace and may the gods be with him.

I have read some rather amazing books this year but upon reflection this has to be the best.

Apart from being a gothic thriller set in the late fourteenth century in a monastery, the structure and style of the work is exceptional. I really wish though that I had not seen the film with Sean Connery because every time Brother William of Baskerville philosophized or even asked a somewhat ordinary
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Lizzy
What more can I say about The Name of the Rose, besides adding that I loved it?
“Until then I had thought each book spoke of the things, human or divine, that lie outside books. Now I realized that not infrequently books speak of books: it is as if they spoke among themselves. In the light of this reflection, the library seemed all the more disturbing to me. It was then the place of a long, centuries-old murmuring, an imperceptible dialogue between one parchment and another, a living thing, a r
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Tristan
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Truth illusory

Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose can rightly be called the literary equivalent of a shrewd smuggling operation. Surreptitiously sailing under the banner of what seems at first glance to be a traditional – and thus holding the promise of mass appeal - detective story, the recently deceased Italian semiotician clearly is reaching for a far more rich tapestry of genres – some tropes of which maintained, others slightly subverted - and themes. In fact, he himself admitted as such, on
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Stephen
6.0 stars. On my list of "All Time Favorite" novels. This incredible book is the newest entry onto my list of favorite novels of all time. Reading this book was a one of a kind literary experience that I highly recommend everyone experience. The basic plot of the novel is an excellent murder mystery set in an Italian monastery during the 14th century and featuring an excellent "Sherlock Holmes" type character named William of Baskerville. As good as the basic plot is, the real essence of the sto ...more
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