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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
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Apr 20, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: literary-fiction, ebook, historical-fiction
Read 2 times. Last read January 2, 2015.

Wow. I read this when I was 18 or so, thought I was so smart for "getting" it. I just reread it (25 years later) and feel like I maybe understand 30% of it, if that. The author's postscript to this edition (which I think was probably not included in the Dutch translation I read back then) is wonderful; reading it may be the first time I have missed leaving academia. This is a classic for the ages.
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Finished Reading
April 20, 2009 – Shelved
April 20, 2009 – Shelved as: literary-fiction
December 24, 2014 – Shelved as: ebook
December 24, 2014 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
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January 2, 2015 – Finished Reading

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