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By Umberto Eco

ISBN-10: 0547537212

ISBN-13: 9780547537214

It truly is April 1204, and Constantinople, the luxurious capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned through the knights of the Fourth campaign. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historian and excessive courtroom reputable from convinced loss of life by the hands of the crusading warriors and proceeds to inform his personal fantastical story.

Born an easy peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino has significant gifts-a expertise for studying languages and a ability in telling lies. whilst nonetheless a boy he meets a overseas commander within the woods, fascinating him along with his fast wit and full of life brain. The commander-who proves to be Emperor Frederick Barbarossa-adopts Baudolino and sends him to the collage in Paris, the place he makes a couple of fearless, adventurous friends.

Spurred on via myths and their very own reveries, this merry band units out looking for Prester John, a mythical priest-king stated to rule over an enormous state within the East-a phantasmagorical land of odd creatures with eyes on their shoulders and mouths on their stomachs, of eunuchs, unicorns, and gorgeous maidens.

With superb digressions, outrageous methods, striking feeling, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern age, this can be Eco the storyteller at his exceptional most sensible.

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107-8. (The quotation is from Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text, trans. Richard Miller, Hill and Wang, New York, 1975, p. 10). 23. For a discussion of a very similar opening to Netochka Nezvanova, see Andrew (1993), p. 218, as well as pp. 249-50, n. 11. 24. See my ‘Mothers and Daughters in Russian Literature of the First Half of the Nineteenth Century’, The Slavonic and East European Review, LXXIII, 1, January, 1995, pp. 37-60. 25. See also Andrew (1993), pp. 85-183. 26. , The Kristeva Reader, Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1986, pp.

14. For discussions of this, see Meyer and Rudy, p. xxv, and Joseph Frank, Dostoevsky. The Seeds of Revolt, 1821-1849, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1976, pp. 58 and 132, where Frank also sees Eugénie Grandet as an influence, while Grossman has indicated La Nouvelle Heloïse and Clarissa as sources. See Leonid Grossman, Dostoevsky. A Biography, trans. Mary Mackler, Allen Lane, London,1974, p. 55. 15. See Meyer and Rudy, loc. cit. 40 Narrative, Space and Gender in Russian Fiction: 1846-1903 16.

When Anna Fiodorovna reappears in Varvara’s life at the beginning of the story proper, Varvara had also just met Sasha (now about seventeen) again, and she comments: ‘It’s awful! ’(24). As the story progresses Varvara receives the attentions of yet another older seducer, and once more Anna is behind it. When Bykov returns to claim his victim, he has been told of her whereabouts by Anna Fiodorovna. Thus, although the nexus of protection / treachery // defence / insults is encoded primarily on gendered lines (it is older men who betray and insult young women / daughters rather than protecting and defending them), it is also the case that women are active agents in bringing this about, and that Anna Fiodorovna is the prima inter pares in this regard.

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