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Die unendliche Liste

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In the history of Western culture we find lists of saints, ranks of soldiers, catalogues of grotesque creatures or medicinal plants, and hordes of treasure. This infinity of lists is no coincidence: a culture prefers enclosed, stable forms when it is sure of its own identity, while when faced with a jumbled series of ill-defined phenomena, it starts making lists. The poeti ...more
Published October 2009 by Hanser (first published 2009)
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فهد الفهد
لانهائية القوائم

لا يصح أن تقرأ هذا الكتاب كما تفعل مع أي كتاب آخر، من الجلدة إلى الجلدة، لا... هذا كتاب تضعه إلى جانب فراشك، وتتصفحه في الليالي الجميلة عندما يكون لديك مزاج كافٍ للانغماس في الفن، هكذا... تختار النص الذي يروق لك وتغرق.

أصنف هذا الكتاب في فئة خاصة، فئة الكتب التي وضعها مهووسو الكتب، أليس كل الكتاب مهووسين بالكتب؟ وإلا لم شقوا ليحولوا أفكارهم إلى هذا الشكل الجميل من الجلد والورق والحبر؟ لا... أنا أقصد النوع الآخر من المهووسين، النوع الذي يفعل كما فعل بورخيس فيضع كتاباً يضم المخلوق
Evripidis Gousiaris
Έχοντας διαβάσει όλα τα μυθιστορήματα του αγαπημένου Umberto Eco και αρκετές συλλογές δοκιμίων του, αναγνωρίζω το μεγαλείο που διαθέτει σαν συγγραφέας και τον θεωρώ έναν από τους καλύτερους που φιλοξενεί η βιβλιοθήκη μου.

Εδώ και καιρό όμως ήθελα να έρθω σε επαφή με κάποιο ακαδημαϊκό του βιβλίο για να γνωρίσω πέρα από τον συγγραφέα/μυθιστοριογράφο, και τον καθηγητή/σημειολόγο Umberto Eco.

Το παρόν βιβλίο λοιπόν δεν είναι μυθιστόρημα. Ο Umberto Eco σαν σημειολόγος, σε συνεργασία με το μουσείο Λούβ
So what is a list to Umberto Eco?
-The shield of Achilles in The Iliad, which contains all

A list can be composed of:
-Collections and treasures
-Characteristics of things
-Their essences
-An excess of things
-A chaotic mess of things
-An infinity

Who are the authors which Eco references and quotes from extensively to make his point?
-Homer's passages in the Iliad of the troops assembled and the shield of Achilles
-Hesiod's genealogy of the gods
-Virgil's god

لانهائية القوائم

مركز تحميل الصور

هل للقوائم نهاية؟ هل لاحتياجاتنا لرغباتنا لميولنا لاحلامنا نهاية؟
هل لحروبنا ومعاركنا وقتلانا ودماءنا نهاية؟ هل لطعامنا لغذائنا لشرابنا نهاية؟ هل لكلماتنا لالفاظنا لاشعارنا لخطابتنا نهاية؟
متى واين تثبت قائمتك ومن انت لتتحكم بهذه القائمة بشكل مطلق دون ان تنفلت منك؟
كم مرة ومرة اعادت صياغة قوائمك وترتيبها كم مرة ادخلت جديد عليها وكم مره حذفت وكم مرة ابدلت والغيت
وكأنك في لعبة لا تنتهي مع قوائمك وجداولك
بين نهائية الأشياء ولا نهائيتها أين انت منهم واين هي منك؟

هل فينا الجرأة لذكر وتعداد
Οδυσσέας Μουζίλης
Μια λίστα από μόνο του!
Abu Hasan
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
أثناء إحدى جلسات قراءة الكتاب، تقترب مني ابنتي وبيدها ورقة عليها قائمة بالأسواق التجارية (المولات) في دبي وأسماء المحلات في كل مول... صراحة لا أدري دافعها، وهي التي تفاجئني دائماً بمبادراتها الغريبة، والذي حيرني فعلا هو هذا التوقيت الغريب في تزامن كتابتها لقائمتها مع قراءتي لهذا الكتاب
عودة للكتاب، ما أثاره فيّ لم يكن العجب من عبقرية إيكو وقدرته على إنتاج هكذا كتاب والذي يحتاج ثقافة موسوعية واطلاعا غير محدود، بقدر ما كان الحسرة على أنه لم يُقيض بعد لتراثنا العربي والإسلامي شخص مثل إيكو قادر على ا
Fahad Alqurain
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ممتع وفريد من نوعه ومليئ بالفن، وما يعيبه تفرعاته وتشتيت الذهن
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
يقتفي في كتاب لا ينتهي أثر عشاق الكلمة واللون والقوائم من خلال التجول في ردهات الأزمنة المنسية ليكتب عن تجربة الشغف بالقوائم لدى الروائيين والفنانين والشعراء وحتى الكهنة
David Lafferty
Aug 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A gorgeous book filled with amazing images, wonderful commentary (of course) by Eco, and very cool excerpts from a variety of literature. Some of this stuff is obscure to say the least. This is a book to be savored, and I anticipate I'll be enjoying it for a lifetime.
Alaa Bahabri
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

ككتاب فلفسي/فني، يتحدث عن فكرة القوائم ، كفكرة فلسفية تاريخية ، ويستقرأها
عبر النصوص الأدبية و الرسومات الفنية
من الكتب التي لن تنساها، وهو تجربة أكثر من كونه كتاب مقروء ..
وهو أشبه بلغز، ويحتاج الكثير من التفكير والتأمل،،فالتفسير الذي يقدمه المؤلف محدود للفصل الذي يتحدث عنه، ثم يتبع شرحه مجموعة من النصوص و اللوحات التي تدعم الفكرة و تفتح الباب لتقودك تأملاتك أنت للفكرة الرئيسيةالتي يود المؤلف أن يوصلها،،
و لا أدري هل هناك كتب أخرى تشابه هذا الكتاب؟
لو أردت أن أوجز الأفكار الموجودة في الكتاب،
Heather Shaw
Dec 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
Umberto Eco is a world renowned medievalist, philosopher, semiotician, literary critic, and currently the president of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, University of Bologna. A frequent contributor to the popular press, Eco has written two children’s books, and is a successful novelist and essayist. His best-known novels are The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum. Eco, however, confessed in an interview in 1996 that The Name of the Rose may be a book more unread that read. “It hap ...more
Umberto Eco will remain a fixture in my fantasy dinner party, next to Frederic Chopin and Dorothy Parker. There is something heroic and yet humble in his intellect. Those that have followed his collaboration with the Louvre have enjoyed his taking unusual themes, sometimes brilliant for their obviousness like "beauty" other times brilliant for their subtle importance like "enumeration", and watch him walk through the western canon the way michael jordan drives the key.

Those treating these works
Feb 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-of-2010
Eco's eccentric book is a ramble through the lists, catalogues, collections and antiquaries that have fashioned our culture. You will learn odd facts, strange details, and obscurities gallore. Eco brings his polymathic knowledge and voluminous reading to bear on the subject of lists.

Beautifuly produced. fully illustrated, with commentary and collections of quotations, literary extracts and poetry.

There are lists of all sorts and kinds. There are pictures that form kinds of lists, collection are
hope mohammed
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب عبارة عن قصف جمالي سواء من المؤلفات الادبية العريقة او اللوحات الباذخة للاسف لم اجد الورقي ولم استطع الصبر حتى يحدث فقرأته الكترونيا كاول مرة يصور للشبكة على يد حساب@ketab_n .

التجول في هذا الكتاب متعه تشبه متعه التجول في متحف لكن مايرشدك هنا الورق وتذوقك الشخصي ..
التجول شيق ومتاح هنا للجميع .. وانت جوال محظوظ اذا أخدت كامل الوقت للتوقف عند كل جمالية ..
Feb 05, 2010 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I was going to buy this from the London Review Bookstore (one of my top 10 favorite bookstores) but didn't. It was just too heavy. I was already laden with computer and photography equipment. In heels. Raining. Another time.
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Condivido con Eco questa piccola ossessione e quindi non potevo che amare questo libro che raccoglie le liste migliori e soprattutto quelle a cui non avevo ancora pensato. Come al solito corredato da magnifiche illustrazioni, un libro che é un piacere per gli occhi e per la mente.
Oct 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The hefty portfolio concludes with a poem by Apollinaire and I found myself sighing and drifting again through the arresting collection of images. I read the sections by Burton, Pynchon and Calvino a number of times. This is a great book to keep at home, not designed for portability.
Dec 08, 2010 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist
I can't decide if I want Santa to get this for me or for my boyfriend.
Ed Finn
A weird, remarkable and beautiful book. A compendium of literary lists and an incredible trove of related art.
May 31, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015_read
Not quite what I was expecting.
Antonio Gallo
Listmania: una lista per non morire. Una delle tante categorie che fanno capo alla bibliomania è la listmania . Chiunque sia visitatore abituale di siti sui quali si possono acquistare libri ed altro sa che cosa sono le liste. E' una opzione culturale e commerciale davvero utile e divertente.

Per l’acquirente che va a quel sito, con l’intenzione di fare acquisti, se digita il riferimento del suo libro e decide di aprire una lista scopre quali sono i libri o i prodotti affini, chi li ha acquistato
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
عند تصفح لا نهائية القوائم ينتابك شعور التجول في متحف قوائم أدبية وفنية لا تتوقف عند الأمثلة المعروضة. يعترف أمبرتو إيكو لنا بأنه مولع بالقوائم التي تجمع ولا تجمع، في الآن ذاته، العالم كله على الأوراق. وقائمته الفنية في هذا الكتاب تصلح ان تكون مرجعاً نعود إليه ونقرأه في أوقات منفصلة حسب ما نشتهيه. ولا يجب ان ننسى دور كلمة للترجمة فقد أبدعت في إنتاج هذا المتحف لنا بهذا الإخراج الجميل، الذي لولاه لما أُعجبت بهذهِ القوائم كثيراً. فهي للأمانة مدوخة ومتعبة ولم أضيع وقتي في قراءة كل ما فيها. توقفت عند ...more
Terry Clague
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hugely impressive work. The author was asked by The Louvre (as one is) to organize a series of events on any subject. Can you imagine? Eco chose "the list" which should be an area appreciated by every book publisher who ever scrolled through a spreadsheet. This book was an output of that incredible task.

The result is a dream catalogue from the world's greatest art exhibition, complete with excerpts from the likes of Joyce, Homer, and Borges and including beautifully reproduced works of art. It's
Apr 17, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
Oh, Mr. Eco! If I could understand what you have written I would worship your god-like abilities to write!

Knowing that Umberto Eco is not easy reading and, thinking that this "brief" "picture book" would be a light (ha!) introduction to his style before attempting The Name of the Rose, I picked it up with the intention to finish it in a couple of days.

Don't let the concise chapters and the numerous photo-filled pages fool you; this isn't an easy book to get through.

The motivation behind this boo
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
The Infinity of Lists is a wonderfully idiosyncratic collection of oddities compiled by Umberto Eco. It is lavishly illustrated and covers the arcane world which is also be found in Eco's novels namely: gods and monsters, ancient landscapes and mysterious artefacts, and assorted exotica.

Worth having on one's bookshelf.
Bello da sfogliare, ma noioso da leggere
I'm not sure I read this the way it was meant to be read, but it was interesting and has lots of beautiful pictures.
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The list is the origin of culture. It’s part of the history of art and literature. What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible. It also wants to create order — not always, but often. And how, as a human being, does one face infinity? How does one attempt to grasp the incomprehensible? Through lists, through catalogs, through collections in museums and through encyclopedias and dictionaries. There is an allure to enumerating how many women Don Giovanni slept with: It was 2,063, at lea ...more
Penguin Gunter
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ļoti informatīva, patīkami un saskanīgi sakārtota. Grāmatā stāstīts par sarakstu veidošanas un tulkošanas metodēm cauri gadsimtiem literatūrā un mākslā sākot no pirmajiem rakstītajiem avotiem, turpinot ar centieniem veidot pirmās vārdnīcas (suns - visiem zināms dzīvnieks) un enciklopēdijas, veidot visu zināmo lietu un parādību uzskaitījumus, beidzot ar mūsdienu mākslinieku izmantotajiem sarakstiem. Izrādās (un patiesi, ja tā padomā! Bet kurš gan domā par sarakstiem?) ir saskanīgu pārmērību sarak ...more
Jan 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A series of meditations on the character of different sorts of lists, especially those that appear in literature and art, Eco's rich illustrative excerpts are more substantial than his own prose. Some of these lists are wonderful, but lists aren't necessarily the most engaging genre to read. Eco's thoughts, especially in the first half of the book are quite compelling, but I wish he would have included more about the connections between the excellent art collection here and his various categorie ...more
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