Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Literary Reference : The Name Of The Rose

If something new had not occurred, I would still be wondering where the story of Adso of Melk originated; but then, in 1970, in Buenos Aires, as I was browsing among the shelves of a little antiquarian bookseller on Corrientes, not far from the more illustrious Patio del Tango of that great street, I came across the Castilian version of a little work by Milo Temesvar, On The Use Of Mirrors In The Game Of Chess.
Umberto Eco, The Name Of The Rose, Vintage, 1998, p.3. Translated by William Weaver. (Original date of publication 1980.)
[A Literary Reference index]

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