David Robey

The Chinese Box

Reflections on The Name of the Rose


Secker & Warburg 84pp £4.95 order from our bookshop

Eco’s thoughts on his astonishingly successful novel were originally published in an Italian journal in 1983, and subsequently reprinted as a free supplement to the Italian paperback edition of the book. This translation by William Weaver may therefore seem rather expensive for such a brief piece, but it contains a lot of fascinating information for Name of the Rose enthusiasts, as well as for those interested in Eco’s theoretical work on semiotics and art.

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