The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana e-book
by Umberto Eco
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana (original Italian title: La Misteriosa Fiamma della Regina Loana) is a novel by Italian writer Umberto Eco. It was first published in Italian in 2004.
You live in Milan and you’re an antiquarian book dealer. You have a studio full of old books. The curse of the pharaoh. If I was a Bodoni and they baptized me Giambattista, things couldn’t have turned out any other wa.
The lavish illustrations in Umberto Eco's The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana outshine his pale characters .
The lavish illustrations in Umberto Eco's The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana outshine his pale characters, says Ian Sansom. Another parade, another outing, another great exhilaration from Umberto Eco, another pouring forth into story of his legendary wit and erudition, as if Peter Ustinov and Stephen Fry had been rolled up into the body of Dorothy L Sayers, berobed and begowned, and paraded around the ancient university towns of mainland Europe in a hand-cart: The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana is. a stately, imperial piece of work more grand than good, but utterly, eye-poppingly fascinating none the less. Like royalty and reality TV, it's a spectacle.
Once again, Umberto Eco surprises us, delights us, but mostly plays with us in "Queen Loana. It's premise is simplicity itself: Antiquarian book dealer Giambattista (Yambo) Bodoni has suffered a stroke at age 5. in 1991. As a result, as his doctor explains, he's lost his episodic memory-the episodes of his own life-even though he can speak and read, and he knows the identities of Napoleon, McArthur, Mussolini, etc. etc.
Shelves: mystery, umberto-eco,. The majority of The Mysterious Flame describes these books and how, poring over them at 60, Yambo imagines what he must have taken from them as a child. The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana tells of an antiquarian book dealer who has suffered a stroke and lost all memory of the people in and events of his life. At the novel's outset, the protagonist, Yambo, begins the daunting work of trying to reinsert himself into the life he has forgotten. He finds that he does not recognize his family or closest friends, but can still appraise a 17th-century work of natural history. His only sparks of memory relate to books he has read.
Maigret plunges into a fog so dense that he can’t even see where he’s steppin. he fog teems with human shapes, swarms with an intense, mysterious life. Maigret? Elementary, my dear Watson, there are ten little Indians, and the hound of the Baskervilles vanishes into the fog.
Eco's book is not only a novel - and not only a cultural history - it's also a how-to book . The experience of life is more than the sum of its surfaces and, on that score, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana is an extended wank. Wall Street Journal Matt Murray.
Eco's book is not only a novel - and not only a cultural history - it's also a how-to book: "how to discover one's true self by digging in the attic of one's mind. The Guardian Ian Sansom. While engaging, though, the book ultimately isn't very satisfying.
Copiously illustrated throughout with images from comics, book jackets, record sleeves and other printed ephemera, The Mysterious Flame is a fascinating and hugely entertaining new novel from the incomparable Umberto Eco. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.
Umberto Eco. The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana. The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana1. Part One. THE INCIDENT. 1. The Cruelest Month3. 2. The Murmur of Mulberry Leaves4. 3. Someone May Pluck Your Flower5. 4. Alone through City Streets I Go6.
Umberto Eco is the author of four bestselling novels, The Name of The Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of The Day Beforeand, most recently, Baudolino
Umberto Eco is the author of four bestselling novels, The Name of The Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of The Day Beforeand, most recently, Baudolino. His collections of essays include Five Moral Pieces, Kant and the Platypus, Serendipities, Travels In Hyperreality, and How To Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays. He is also the author of On Beauty. A Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bologna, Umberto Eco lives in Italy.