The Name of the Rose | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Masolino D'amico

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of The Name of the Rose.
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Critical Essay by Masolino D'amico

There is something of the sleuth in any scholar; small wonder, therefore, that one as flamboyantly articulate as Umberto Eco should have successfully turned his talents to the writing of a detective story, Il nome della rosa. But this, Eco's first novel, is no mere detective story; rather, its framework serves as a vehicle for nothing less than a summa of all the author knows about the Middle Ages—and all he wishes us to know…. Eco's rare gift for epitome has a chance to shine forth in this book and his own delight in his task is often infectious. At the same time, this very delight carries a risk: one is intermittently reminded of novels by Jules Verne such as Around the Moon, in which the author's desire to impart knowledge...

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