“[The library] was then the place of a long, centuries-old murmuring, an imperceptible dialogue between one parchment and another living thing, a receptacle of powers not to be rules by a human mind, a treasure of secrets emanated by many minds, surviving the death of those who had produced them or had been their conveyors.” – Eco, Name […]

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When a brilliant writer invites you inside his head, you don’t decline. In the Postscriptum to The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco illuminates the process behind the book’s creation, from choosing the time period and location to fretting over medieval language. Though I’d like to blog my way through each section, today I’m focusing on the bit about […]

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