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Free download Diario minimo Umberto Eco í 5 Free read Free read æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Umberto Eco G in the New World is covered by TV reporters and structural analysis of the art of striptease as performed by Lilly Niagara of the Crazy Horse. This is a collection of short stories which are most definitely satire for the intelligentsia Eco s mind is a database of cultural references linguistic foolery and razor sharp witThe stories include Granita a retelling of Nabokov s famous tale with a geriatric object of desire and The Discovery of America which chronicles Columbus 1492 landing on terra firma via the newscasting techniues used for man s first walk on the moonEco s creativity knows no bounds As with his other works an understanding of topics as diverse as Adorno s theories and a Who s Who in the Greek pantheon of classical philsophers is definitely helpful but not reuired Even if the reader does not recognize all the references she will undoubtedly recognize the talents of one of the greatest authors of our time If you like to think and read at the same time try some Eco

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Free download Diario minimo Umberto Eco í 5 Free read Free read æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Umberto Eco This is a collection of parodies by the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum Professor Anouk Ooma of Prince Joseph's Land Uni. When will Goodreads finally allow for half star ratings I give this work 35 stars Collections of stories and essays are difficult to review especially if as was the case for me when reading this book there are pieces that speak to you and that delight you and then others that you find grating or just ho hum And there are undoubtedly added difficulties in reviewing works of parody many with culturally specific references in this case dealing with the author s familiarity with Italian literature and pop culture translated nonetheless from Italian into English There were passages in some of these works in which I felt Umberto Eco was misinterpreting certain theorists views as in his essay on the culture industry in Ancient Greece which although very funny perverts the ideas of critical theorist Theodor Adorno Of course I couldn t tell if this misreading of Adorno was intentional or not given the title of the book Misreadings and the fact that Eco s essay was not so much poking fun at Adorno himself but at the wave of Italian authors who were prone to Adornizing as Eco puts it at the time Similarly while Eco here is using humor to criticize those who are overintellectual and elitist there are certain works contained in the collection The Phenomenology of Mike Bongiorno for example that make Eco seem as much an elitist as those he is criticizing In some cases parody and other forms of humor come across clearly on the written page in other cases and this may be owed in part to culture as well as to translation the efforts fall flat An added problem with a work such as this is that it reuires reader and author to have a fairly euivalent level of cultural capital having read or at least be well acuainted with the same works of fiction pop culture philosophy and criticism But knowledge is of course historically relative as much as it is culturally relative In some pieces contained in this work Fragments for instance Eco in the original seasoned the work with references to Italian pop songs from the 1950s and earlier Of course these references would not be well understood by an American reader so in the translation many of the lyrics from the original were changed to lyrics from well known American pop standards just as in a work of fiction like Don uixote translators may convert popular proverbs that were well known at a particular time and place to modern euivalents in the language into which they are translating If they were not to do this then footnotes or end notes would likely be reuired and this doesn t work very well for a work of humor when one has to explain a joke it s not really so funny any The problem with many of the pieces contained in this collection is that they may have reuired footnotes making certain passages accessible to the modern English readerSo then given these criticisms why do I give this book 4 stars instead of 3 or even two given this heavy load of uncertainty Well as I stated at the very beginning in a work of short stories or essays there are undoubtedly going to be works that one finds enjoyable and others that are perhaps only moderately amusing at best The first few works in this collection had me laughing uncontrollably perhaps because here Eco was dealing largely with works with which I was already very familiar In the first of these Granita Eco parodies Nabokov s Lolita telling the story of the young Umberto Umberto who is given to gerontophilia The work written very much in the style of Nabokov s controversial novel though Eco says it is a parody of the Italian translation than of Nabokov s work itself is written from the perspective of an unreliable narrator and peppered with parenthetical passages in French and with passing allusions to writers such as Proust and Baudelaire How can one not laugh at the following especially having read Lolita From the deepest labyrinth of my beardless being I desired those creatures already marked by stern implacable age bent by the fatal rhythm of their eighty years horribly undermined by the shadow of senescence The second Fragments is a futuristic piece written millennia after nuclear warfare destroyed life on Earth in the year 1980 amid the uncertainties brought on by the Cold War The style reminded me of Woody Allen s Sleeper though this piece was written almost 15 years before Allen s film was made and released In this story professors of the future fawn over the brilliance and complexity of newly discovered poetry from this ancient civilization Of course as noted earlier many of the popular song lyrics referenced in the original have been changed to American euivalents and those that remain from popular Italian songs are understood in context easily enough as these popular lyrics often thought of as banal by the highbrow can be distinguished well enough from what one might call poetry of a higher worth but again although very funny I think this piece helps support my claim that Eco is perhaps to a lesser extent I don t know an elitist just as those he criticizes throughout In the third piece Eco gives a social structural and very scholarly analysis of the art of stripping And in the fourth one of the funniest and most accessible though not the best written perhaps because he s writing in the voice of reviewers of popular fiction titled Regretfully We Are Returning Your Eco writes rejection letters from modern publishing houses that specialize in popular fiction to famous authors such as Homer Dante Kant Kafka Proust Joyce and Cervantes often than not reviewing their works unfavorably The Bible is praised in the first paragraph as Action packed they have everything today s reader wants in a good story Sex lots of it including adultery sodomy incest also murder war massacres and so on Then it is concluded that The end result is a massive omnibus It seems to have something for everybody but ends up appealing to nobody I d suggest trying to get the rights to only the first five chapters We re on sure ground there In his review of Don uixote Eco as the fictitious reviewer writes that it would interfere with the publishing house s popular titles and he goes on to list such hits with readers as Amadis of Gaul chivalric romances that Cervantes takes aim it in his classic A la reserche du temps perdu is criticized for its horrible punctuation and lengthy paragraphs And the author concludes that the book is too what s the word asthmatic Kafka s The Trial is praised for its Hitchcockian elements but derided for its lack of details These young writers believe they can be poetic by saying a man instead of Mr So and so in such and such a city And my favorite Joyce s Finnegan s Wake is returned with the following very short reply Please tell the office manager to be careful when he sends books out to be read I m the English language reader and you ve sent me a book written in some other godforsaken language I m returning it under separate cover As can be deemed from some of the fictional reviews cited above Eco is deliberately anachronistic throughout this work mentioning Hitchcock in a review of Kafka s The Trial and using the critical theory of Theodor Adorno to condemn writers from Ancient Greece for their lowbrow appeal and including an entire piece that reads as a television transcript of reporters and commentators play by play discussion of Columbus discovery of the New World Many of these pieces reliant upon anachronism as their basis I found a bit difficult to digest while I appreciated what Eco was trying to do I felt he failed in his delivery From that fourth piece on things became a bit less funny and enjoyable though there were some pieces here and there that sparked my interest The Thing was a fascinating little short story on the discovery of the first weapons made of rocks in ancient civilization Industry and Sexual Repression in a Po Valley Society analyzes Milanese culture written as though it were an ethnographic study by Mead Boas or Malinowski or some other classic early anthropologist but in reading like an ethnography it reads very dry even though meant as humor perhaps partly because it was one of the longest pieces in this collection Three Eccentric Reviews was written in the style of Regretfully We Are Returning Your but as critical reviews of certain works including a Fifty Thousand Lire and a One Hundred Thousand Lire a draft of the Ladies Home Journal and DH Lawrence s Lady Chatterley s Lover and was nearly as hilarious And Make Your Own Movie provides readers with plot patterns that they can follow to make films in the style of famous directors like Luchino Visconti Jean Luc Godard and Michelangelo Antonioni eg Antonioni A foggy oil field He looks at the camera without any expression as he touches her scarf Of course here as elsewhere Eco expects that readers will be familiar with the works of the filmmakers he is referencing and those without a knowledge of the works of such directors may appreciate some of the humor but much will likely go over their heads What works in this collection works incredibly well there are some sections that are laugh out loud funny and in which Eco succeeds in making us see the ridiculousness of the overthinking and pedantic writer and critic while also raising important social and cultural uestions along the way But there are also many instances where Eco seems to fall into his own trap in criticizing the pedant he shows that he is a pedant his humor sometimes fails to transcend cultural and historical barriers and his applications of certain theories seem either misinformed meandering or the intended humor in the application is not entirely clear and we have to ask ourselves Is he trying to be funny or ironic here or not Anthony Burgess suggested that Eco s novel Foucault s Pendulum needed an index for it was packed so full of abstruse references And others have pointed out that many of Eco s little jokes in that and other works are obscure and go over the heads of many readers and critics As with readers of Thomas Pynchon s Gravity s Rainbow apparently readers of Eco s novels might also benefit by buying a reader s guide to make sense of the many references throughout where Eco like Pynchon seems to be screaming Hey look at me Look at all I know At his best when reading these early pieces Eco reminded me pleasantly of Edgar Allan Poe and also of Woody Allen comedies and of Thomas Pynchon At his worst Eco also reminded me of Pynchon and he seemed so dreadfully similar to some of those he was knocking down Eco seems in some pieces to unintentionally echo the stuffy elite whom he elsewhere ridicules pardon the awful pun I guess in all that the good outweighs the bad but only marginally


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    EBOOK NEW (Diario minimo) ☆ Umberto Eco Some of the essays in this collection depend a lot on the context of time in place They are mostly written in the 1960s and depending on the essay may reuire the reader to know a lot about Italy of that time or have read certain works of literature My favorite essays in this collection in order of preference a

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