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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
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Jul 25, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: italian-literature

stunning book. about a priest/abbot and his acolyte who go to a monastry to resolve soem murders that have started to happen. this is set atoudn the 12th 13th century in italy adn there is a strong releigious debate and discussion in the book around the poverty of christ and the friction between the pope and the emperor. if you have read ohran pamuks my name is red then you may see lots fo parallels in terms fo the story and i personllay think that Ohran has based some of his book on this one. its phuilosophical and beautifuly written and is based around a mysterious library that contains arabic and greek and crhsitian manuscripts. can not recommend this book enough. into my top 20 it goes.

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