➽ [Download] ➺ Baudolino By Umberto Eco ➸ – Bluevapours.co.uk It is April , and Constantinople, the splendid capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned by the knights of the Fourth Crusade Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a hi It is April , and Constantinople, the splendid capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned by the knights of the Fourth Crusade 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 storyBorn a simple peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino has two major gifts a talent for learning languages and a skill in telling lies When still a boy he meets a foreign commander in the woods, charming him with his quick wit and lively mind The commander who proves to be Emperor Frederick Barbarossa adopts Baudolino and sends him to the university in Paris, where he makes a number of fearless, adventurous friendsSpurred on by myths and their own reveries, this merry band sets out in search of Prester John, a legendary priest king said to rule over a vast kingdom in the East a phantasmagorical land of strange creatures with eyes on their shoulders and mouths on their stomachs, of eunuchs, unicorns, and lovely maidens With dazzling digressions, outrageous tricks, extraordinary feeling, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern age, this is Eco the storyteller at his brilliant best.
Umberto Eco was an Italian writer of fiction, essays, academic texts, and children s books A professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna, Eco s brilliant fiction is known for its playful use of language and symbols, its astonishing array of allusions and references, and clever use of puzzles and narrative inventions His perceptive essays on modern culture are filled with a delightful sense of humor and irony, and his ideas on semiotics, interpretation, and aesthetics have established his reputation as one of academia s foremost thinkers.
- 527 pages
- Umberto Eco
- 05 June 2017 Umberto Eco