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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 4209 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 906 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 843 Views
It is less ... organic? - 23/07/2010 10:21:51 AM 811 Views
That's a pity. The cohesion of Name was spectacular. *NM* - 23/07/2010 11:17:52 AM 484 Views
Yes - 23/07/2010 11:23:28 AM 794 Views
Yeah. - 23/07/2010 08:27:33 PM 808 Views
Re: Yeah. - 23/07/2010 09:39:31 PM 854 Views
It's a great book. - 23/07/2010 07:56:25 AM 819 Views
I really should have emphasized that more. - 23/07/2010 08:33:20 AM 780 Views
Re: I really should have emphasized that more. - 23/07/2010 04:19:23 PM 789 Views
Re: It's a great book. - 23/07/2010 05:40:25 PM 853 Views
It is, indeed, a lovely book - 23/07/2010 10:19:53 AM 783 Views
It even made me respect postmodernism! Well, a little. Eco's variant. - 23/07/2010 11:22:02 AM 799 Views
Re: It even made me respect postmodernism! Well, a little. Eco's variant. - 23/07/2010 11:24:18 AM 819 Views
I didn't think you would. - 23/07/2010 05:20:04 PM 762 Views
Re: I didn't think you would. - 23/07/2010 09:38:34 PM 828 Views
Maybe. I hope so. *NM* - 24/07/2010 12:05:36 AM 496 Views
I'm going to re-read this again sometime in the next few months - 23/07/2010 02:29:29 PM 830 Views
Good old Jorge of Burgos. - 23/07/2010 05:23:59 PM 783 Views
Re: Good old Jorge of Burgos. - 23/07/2010 09:41:16 PM 848 Views
Even when Eco states quite explicitly that some of it is so? - 23/07/2010 10:20:34 PM 950 Views
Larry, Larry, Larry. It's all about the reader response. - 24/07/2010 12:10:07 AM 972 Views
Re: I'm going to re-read this again sometime in the next few months - 23/07/2010 09:40:29 PM 774 Views
That too - 23/07/2010 10:18:29 PM 920 Views
Thanks to Rebekah for the cover image! *NM* - 23/07/2010 08:07:17 PM 512 Views
Free of charge. - 23/07/2010 09:44:19 PM 781 Views
A very good review. This book definitely deserves a reread. *NM* - 26/07/2010 09:16:35 AM 510 Views
You see how smart I am when I'm at my laptop? - 26/07/2010 10:33:13 AM 780 Views

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