The Prague Cemetery

The Prague Cemetery

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The Prague Cemetery 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Cramsdal More than 1 year ago
I have found previous translations of Eco sometimes almost impenetrable, but it seems that in this novel he has found a new translator who has succeeded in making Eco's sometimes convoluted writing accessible. In the wit of the narrative those of us who have heard interviews with Eco can almost see the wicked sparkle in his eye. I would hesitate to call The Prague Cemetery a novel, since there is not much fiction here. Most of the events recounted really did happen and the characters and their speech and actions are well documented. Rather it is an exploration of the origins of historical inaccuracy and myth and a clever polemic barb thrust deeply and viciously into the hearts of those who are infected with racial and cultural prejudice. Although the story is rooted in 19th century Europe, the message is clearly of a singularly contemporary nature. The intelligent reader should take from this book an awareness and sensitivity to the gullibility and prejudice that remain so dangerous in society today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. Hard to believe that most of it is based on historical facts. 
Anonymous 8 months ago
This novel has a meandering plot that is nearly impossible to follow. And the ending is lame. Pass. ~*~LEB~*~
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