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Baudolino

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Published by Harcourt, Inc. in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementUmberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver
ContributionsWeaver, William, 1923-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ4865.C6 B3813 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination522 p. ;
Number of Pages522
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24730107M
ISBN 100151006903
LC Control Number2002002345

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Oct 18,  · Baudolino is a forger of fictions - his love poems resemble Cyrano, he makes up a letter from the legendary Prester John, ruler of a fabulous faraway . Feb 29,  · "Baudolino, with its richly variegated haul of medieval treasures, remains compulsively readable."—The New York Times Book Review "Eco puts forth the question that perpetually beguiles him and with which he perpetually beguiles the rest of us: If a teller of tales tells us he's telling the truth, how can we know for sure what really happened?"-The New Yorker/5. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story. Born a simple peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino has two major gifts-a talent for learning languages and a . Where the old maps say, "there be dragons here," Baudolino shows you the dragons. Perhaps, a more true statement is that Baudolino is the Medieval Imagination personified. Bogus or not, he created worlds within worlds that are endlessly enthralling. Be prepared for a wild ride in what must be one of the best books written in the last ten years/5(5).

What does each impart or pass onto Baudolino--physically, emotionally, and spiritually? Discuss how, if at all, Baudolino the character both embodies and transcends the many paradoxes at work in Baudolino the novel: sacred and profane experiences, high and low vocabularies, royal and common families, real and imagined miracles, etc. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, historical story are The Poet, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor. The book has been awarded with Prix /5. Oct 06,  · The story begins in , as the Byzantium capital of Constantinople is sacked and Baudolino, the adoptive son of Frederick, recounts his life to Byzantine historian Niketas, whom he has just saved from the barbaric Latins/5(9). ADVANCE PRAISE FOR BAUDOLINO "Fuses historical events of the twelfth century with myths and fables, juicy romance, real political issues, and deep questions of faith—and the result is dazzling fireworks."—Welt Am Sonntag (Germany) "Without a doubt the author's most playful book, suffused with an atmosphere of fanciful freedom."—.