276°
Posted 20 hours ago

Baudolino

£5.495£10.99Clearance
ZTS2023's avatar
Shared by
ZTS2023
Joined in 2023
82
63

About this deal

I know for what cause you are coming, but that which you have been sent to ask cannot be done since the boy is dead. After being embroiled in the canonisation of Charlemagne; finding the sacred remains of the Magi and helping Frederick with a siege or two, Baudolino and chums, armed with the Holy Grail, set off on a particularly monster strewn journey to find the holy Prestor John. He's often torn between the loyalty to his emperor and to his friends, his love, his parents, forced to ponder the consequences of his actions.

The family romance extends itself into the romance of travel, the romance of legend, and the romance of desire. When Liutprand is hunting in the forest near Forum, and his nephew Aufusus is accidentally injured by an arrow, the king sends to Baodolinus asking him to pray for the life of the boy.This is Eco's field and the debates are both detailed, obscurantist, comic and brilliantly baffling. At court and on the battlefield, he is educated in reading and writing Latin and learns about the power struggles and battles of northern Italy at the time.

I'm glad I've reconsidered, because while Baudolino is full of historical minutae and almost menacingly erudite at times, it also brims with wit, passion, irony and imagination. Philosophical debates are mixed with comedy, epic adventure and creatures drawn from medieval bestiaries. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. There's just one other thing that marks Eco out as being not only master of this genre but also of others. Conflicts between the monster tribes are grounded in religious differences, and here the novel draws attention to the often spurious ideological distinctions that provoke mutual animosity.Baudolino's personal family romance at another level is reflected in the endless theological struggles of the time about the exact relation of the Christian Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the exact nature of the flesh of the Virgin and the Son, the nature of the presence of the dead God in the blood and wine of the sacrament. His collections of essays also include Five Moral Pieces, Kant and the Platypus, Serendipities, Travels In Hyperreality, and How To Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays.

Asda Great Deal

Free UK shipping. 15 day free returns.
Community Updates
*So you can easily identify outgoing links on our site, we've marked them with an "*" symbol. Links on our site are monetised, but this never affects which deals get posted. Find more info in our FAQs and About Us page.
New Comment