Is The Name of the Rose a book that I can just begin reading with no trouble understanding? I know nothing about semiotics, and was just wondering if I need a crash course before reading.
Is he also thrilled by those who choose to misread it?
what a fucking pleb
no really, do you need a companion book to a narrative book?
OP everything you need to know is already in the name of the rose, and if it's not clear a second read will not hurt nobody
This looks interesting but seems that it just provides background info which isn't necessary to digest the actual story.
I'm not OP but I think I'm just going to jump into my first Eco book.
I found that basic knowledge of the Bible, religion (iconoclasticism, for example) and history was enough for it to be a very enjoyable read. Obviously, there was a fuckload of things that I missed out, but even then the book was enjoyable. Make sure you'll buy an edition which translates the Latin phrases.
it's one of the worst books ever written
he's italian dan brown
>hurr did jesus laugh
>he dreams he enters a giant vagina xd
there's also repeated references to new world plants e.g. pumpkins that would not have been present at the time in europe.
I'm halfway through this and I feel like I'm missing out on a lot of the number symbology (the description of the architecture, mostly) but I also don't know much about Christianity which it is probably a reference to.