Baudolino

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Price
$28.99
Publisher
Harpervia
Publish Date
Pages
544
Dimensions
5.32 X 8.02 X 0.98 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780156029063

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About the Author

Umberto Eco (1932-2016) was the author of numerous essay collections and seven novels, including The Name of the Rose, The Prague Cemetery, and Inventing the Enemy. He received Italy's highest literary award, the Premio Strega; was named a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the French government; and was an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

William Weaver (1923-2013) was a renowned translator who brought some of the most interesting Italian works into English. He translated Italo Calvino, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Svevo, Umberto Eco, Alberto Moravia, and Elsa Morante, to name just a few, as well as Pirandello's The Late Mattia Pascal. An expert on opera, Weaver lived for many years in a farmhouse in Tuscany and later became a professor of literature at Bard College.
Reviews

"A truly marvelous novel by one of the world's finest writers." -- The New York Daily News

"Baudolino, with its richly variegated haul of medieval treasures, remains compulsively readable." -- New York Times Book Review

"In this whimsical yet deadly earnest tale, 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?" -- New Yorker

"A richly rewarding novel, as satisfying as it is stimulating. . . . This is a novel that keeps getting better, gathering irresistible force as it sweeps toward its brilliantly inevitable conclusion." -- Christian Science Monitor