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It even made me respect postmodernism! Well, a little. Eco's variant. Ghavrel Send a noteboard - 23/07/2010 11:22:02 AM
I mean, I approached it with an open mind again to see if I hadn't mischaracterized it as a morally bankrupt and purposely obfuscatory system of thinking that does little other than settle for the current state of affairs while trying to poke holes in everything. It's not my fault that's exactly what it is.
"We feel safe when we read what we recognise, what does not challenge our way of thinking.... a steady acceptance of pre-arranged patterns leads to the inability to question what we are told."
~Camilla

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The Name of the Rose -- Umberto Eco - 23/07/2010 01:26:32 AM 4055 Views
Hm. Just read Foucault's Pendulum a while back. I intend to get on to this eventually. - 23/07/2010 07:24:39 AM 844 Views
I started Foucault's Pendulum just last night. I know Tom loved it; what do you think? - 23/07/2010 07:34:28 AM 786 Views
It is less ... organic? - 23/07/2010 10:21:51 AM 755 Views
That's a pity. The cohesion of Name was spectacular. *NM* - 23/07/2010 11:17:52 AM 453 Views
Yes - 23/07/2010 11:23:28 AM 737 Views
Yeah. - 23/07/2010 08:27:33 PM 749 Views
Re: Yeah. - 23/07/2010 09:39:31 PM 797 Views
It's a great book. - 23/07/2010 07:56:25 AM 761 Views
I really should have emphasized that more. - 23/07/2010 08:33:20 AM 721 Views
Re: I really should have emphasized that more. - 23/07/2010 04:19:23 PM 733 Views
Re: It's a great book. - 23/07/2010 05:40:25 PM 765 Views
It is, indeed, a lovely book - 23/07/2010 10:19:53 AM 726 Views
It even made me respect postmodernism! Well, a little. Eco's variant. - 23/07/2010 11:22:02 AM 731 Views
Re: It even made me respect postmodernism! Well, a little. Eco's variant. - 23/07/2010 11:24:18 AM 760 Views
I didn't think you would. - 23/07/2010 05:20:04 PM 706 Views
Re: I didn't think you would. - 23/07/2010 09:38:34 PM 771 Views
Maybe. I hope so. *NM* - 24/07/2010 12:05:36 AM 471 Views
I'm going to re-read this again sometime in the next few months - 23/07/2010 02:29:29 PM 774 Views
Good old Jorge of Burgos. - 23/07/2010 05:23:59 PM 721 Views
Re: Good old Jorge of Burgos. - 23/07/2010 09:41:16 PM 787 Views
Even when Eco states quite explicitly that some of it is so? - 23/07/2010 10:20:34 PM 893 Views
Larry, Larry, Larry. It's all about the reader response. - 24/07/2010 12:10:07 AM 902 Views
Re: I'm going to re-read this again sometime in the next few months - 23/07/2010 09:40:29 PM 713 Views
That too - 23/07/2010 10:18:29 PM 862 Views
Thanks to Rebekah for the cover image! *NM* - 23/07/2010 08:07:17 PM 485 Views
Free of charge. - 23/07/2010 09:44:19 PM 724 Views
A very good review. This book definitely deserves a reread. *NM* - 26/07/2010 09:16:35 AM 480 Views
You see how smart I am when I'm at my laptop? - 26/07/2010 10:33:13 AM 722 Views

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