L'isola del giorno prima

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  • L'isola del giorno prima
  • Umberto Eco
  • Italian
  • 06 July 2017
  • 8845223183

About the Author: Umberto Eco

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  1. Jon Melsæter says:

    I can t count the times I ve tried to write a review of an Eco book, whether physically or in my head, then decided to drop it Where does one start How does one review a product of an intellect such as Eco s, a scholar in semiotics, history and god knows what else Many reviews I ve read here on The Island Of The Day Before are just plain moronic outbursts of frustration because someone expected to grasp the contexts and countless themes it covers as easily as an airport bestseller I have a I can t count the times I ve tried to write a review of an Eco book, whether physically or in my head, then decided to drop it Where does one start How does one review a product of an intellect such as Eco s, a scholar in semiotics, history and god knows what else Many reviews I ve read here on The Island Of The Day Before are just plain moronic outbursts of frustration because someone expected to grasp the contexts and countless themes it covers as easily as an airport bestseller I have a theory that some people that like to think they know a couple of things just don t like to feel stupid, and it s true most of Eco s books are overwhelming in their breadth and references for a reader, so much so that one ends up feeling quite stupid But here s my point Eco is firstly concerned with the polysemic and numerous ways in which meaning is created and interpreted, the history and epystemology of meaning, to be exact To be able to understand the centennial intertextuality of language, symbols and meaning requires an intellect far greater than Eco or anyone else for that matter I m also pretty sure that Eco would facepalm himself if people assumed they could extract every meaning out his books by reading them once Of all the authors and books out there, his are truly deserving of the cliche that the books need to be read several times to be understood Eco s confidence and playfulness is what makes this book my absolute favorite The subject, the mystery of latitude, is such a spot on subject, and the great tapestry of references from his chosen era, the 17th century, he uses to weave this incredible story not only in literature, but theology, astronomy, philosophy, history and science come together in a story that is ultimately about a period of time where the paradigms of the church were cracking up, and the monopoly of truth and meaning was being heavily challenged by science Eco manages to capture the mind of a young nobleman who is curious about the workings of the world and the universe, and so also the Zeitgeist of 17th century Europe the volatility, the naivete, the wonder and the absurdity If there ever was a point in history where the act of interpreting the world was so dynamic, it was here.He also channels a wide range of literary references, from Defoe to obviously Borges.In my mind, the trick to understanding how to approach Eco is like how to approach Quentin Tarantino Tarantino makes meta movies, i.e films about cinema, Eco writes books about literature and so muchEco is an author s author, and with the help of his long time collaborator and translator, William Weaver, his writing carries literary greatness in them.If you re just after a story, then go for somethingformulaic, and steer clear

  2. Owlseyes says:

    Eco We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit death That s why we like all the things that we assume have no limits and, therefore, no end It s a way of escaping thoughts about death We like lists because we don t want to die.Interview in Der Spiegel, November 11, 2009 UPDATE Thank you Eco Umberto Eco, 84, Best Selling Academic Who Navigated Two Worlds, DiesBy JONATHAN KANDELLFEB 19, 2016in Stultus Whom do I talk to Misera Eco We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit death That s why we like all the things that we assume have no limits and, therefore, no end It s a way of escaping thoughts about death We like lists because we don t want to die.Interview in Der Spiegel, November 11, 2009 UPDATE Thank you Eco Umberto Eco, 84, Best Selling Academic Who Navigated Two Worlds, DiesBy JONATHAN KANDELLFEB 19, 2016in Stultus Whom do I talk to Miserable you are What do I try I tell about my pain,To the foolish seaside,To the speechless stone,To the deaf wind,Ai, and nobody answers, But the murmuring of waves my translation Giovan Battista Marino I just started reading it and it looks so fine Photo phobic Roberto de La Grive survived the wreckage of his ship Amarilli, a fluyt in Dutch or, as the English said, a Flyboat.It s year 1643 Moribund Roberto, on a piece of wood, is all alone in the ocean until he hits another Flyboat the Daphne He gets on board, soon to conclude the ship has been deserted He finds enough food, writes love letters to she , the sun of his shadow , proud of his humiliation Where is he And what about that Island he envisions, though seemingly unreachable, because he doesn t know how to swim Sun of my shadows, light of my darkness.Why did Heaven not unmake me in that tempest it had so savagely provokedWhy save from the all devouring sea this body of mine, only to wreck my soulso horribly in such mean and evenill starred solitude My Lady, I write you as if to offer, unworthy tribute, the withered rose of my disheartenment Andyet I take pride withal in my humiliation, and as I am to this privilege condemned, almost I find joy in an abhorrent salvation I am, I believe, alone of all our race, the only man in human memory to have been shipwrecked and cast upon a deserted ship.Roberto dislikes the daylight, yet, to him, the moonlight is beautiful nights are meant to find new constellations Roberto starts the exploration of the ship Luckily, he finds water and fruits But he s suspicious there s the sensation of the insidious he d heard strange sounds plus, he s deciphered some Latin words in the captain s log quase dicitur Bubonica pestis The pest he had had when 13 Now he s got a gun, and sword and a knife As day breaks, he seeks refuge From the island he recognized a diversity of birds sounds swallows, parrots even crickets Roberto now remembers his life in Milano the days at Casale the Pozzo family 16 years before 1640 his childhood rearing He was a loner, having had a preceptor who taught him French Roberto thrived on imagination, fed by his reading of poetry and romances He discovered some rough fruits that he would not have dared touch, if one of them, falling to the ground and splitting open in its ripeness, had not revealed a garnet interior Heventured to taste others, and judged themwith the tongue that speaks than with the tongue that tastes, since he defines one as a bag of honey, manna congealed in the fertility of its stem, an emerald jewel brimming with tiny rubies Now, reading between the lines, I would venture to suggest he had discovered something very like a fig Though priest Emanuel, back in Italy, convinced him about the Ferrante s his doppelg nger inexistence, Roberto, while on board the Daphne, cannot help conjecturing he s not alone, there s someone else onboard Emanuel was a priest and philosopher, a follower of Democritus and Epicurus Roberto tries to concentrate on his survival he s got food for weeks, but not for months He s got to reach the island Maybe there, he ll eat of the fruit of the Tree of Oblivion and forget about it all and find peace He likens Daphne to a theater of memory He s spotted the South Crux constellation In his memories, Roberto recalls the city under siege, his first love with the peasant, red hair Ana Novarese, the one who had the courage to hold a gun and got hit his letters to her, but also his losses his father, his friend Saint Savin Due to the plague ,he ll get sick too and will lose sick Novarese Yet he ll recover Mines are exploding in the besieged city vast conjectures on the power of the machines take over Roberto gets the advice from his master Salazar and La Saletta When the war gets over, he returns to his village, takes care of mother till her death and a new chapter opens up in his life Paris.On board the Daphne Roberto dreams about the dented wheels and finds a room full of clocks, of many types What for Someone must be taking care of them, because they re working Roberto takes a decision to catch his malignant alter ego the Ferrante yet, due to the booze found, he looks like a fool Back in Paris recollections of palaces, the nobility, his studies on crepuscules and sympathy powders eliciting healing And the lady he meets Lilia But all would end, because he gets arrested under charges of conspiracy Cardinal Mazarino will offer Roberto a way out he s got an offer a mission Roberto accepts it He ll have to embark in the Dutch Amarilli ship, under the command of an English captain Doctor Byrd Roberto s mission is to knowabout this secret the fixed point or, in other words the answer to the longitude problem He ll fake insomnia and ignorance, as well as photo phobia he s now a spy for France Even red haired Byrd is faking, not revealing the real purpose of his travel to the Pacific Ocean He d been collecting flowers specimens, along the voyage Now there s real action, because conjecture abounds so far Roberto has found out the intruder on board a man, a priest, called Gaspar The priest urges Roberto to learn to swim Roberto tries and tries again Gaspar tries his own way to reach the Island, inside a Campanula and disappears All alone again, Roberto is back on his memories of Lilia and Ferrante This one seems very real he too had organized a voyage in search of the previously referred point Ferrante wanted to subtract Lilia from Roberto As for conjectures, they verse on the vacuum and infinity, the plurality of worlds, the inhabitants of the moon, and the Orange Dove Nevertheless, Roberto is not a philosopher, rather an unhappy lover Roberto in his diving gets hurt by the stone fish it produces fever and sleep and visits to Vessalia a hell where God doesn t exist He still thinks and dreams about his rival Ferrante Especially this dream gives the whole sense to the title of the book The case is that Ferrante had a mutiny on his voyage his body was thrown into an island, above 25 degrees of latitude Lilia too, was thrown to the sea, navigating on piece of wood But all is a nightmare of Roberto Ferrante being killed Ferrante facing Judas whose punishment is to live forever on Holy Friday.Roberto is remorse ridden by not having attained to the Island he might have saved Lilia The last words of the book are conjectures, still on who might have had access to Roberto s papers Maybe Tasman maybe Captain Blight in 1798 , maybe.This is a well accomplished book into the Philosophy of 17th 18th centuries Philosophy of science Worthwhile, the reading A way into thinking and reflection Even rocks don t escape conjecture how do they think Roberto pondered on that too For a while I ve read,under Bocage s eye from Wiki Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage 15 September 1765 21 December 1805 was a Portuguese Neoclassic poet, writing at the beginning of his career under the pen name Elmano Sadino

  3. Thomas says:

    was enthralled by The Name of the Rose as a work of historical fiction loved reading Focault s Pendulum anyone who enjoyed reading The DaVini Code should read this to experience a real historical religious thriller.The Island of the Day Before this book inspired me to swear never to read a book written by Umberto Eco again why i had not made it all the way through Chapter 1 when i encountered the following sentence It is only later that he will assume, in dreams, that the plank, by some me was enthralled by The Name of the Rose as a work of historical fiction loved reading Focault s Pendulum anyone who enjoyed reading The DaVini Code should read this to experience a real historical religious thriller.The Island of the Day Before this book inspired me to swear never to read a book written by Umberto Eco again why i had not made it all the way through Chapter 1 when i encountered the following sentence It is only later that he will assume, in dreams, that the plank, by some mer ciful decree of heaven or through the instinct of a natant object, joins in that gigue and, as it descended, naturally rises, calmed in a slow saraband then in the choler of the elements the rules of every urbane order of dance are subverted and with everelaborate periphrases it moves away from the heart of the joust, where a versipellous top spun in the hands of the sons of Aeolus, the hapless Amaryllis sinks, bowsprit aimed at the sky i would not presume to consider myself the most intelligent person, but i count in this one sentence seven words that i needed to look up seven and it was at this point that i felt myself engaged in some silly contest with the author for the claim of Smartest Person a contest which i can admit here, without shame, that i lost.all hail Umberto Eco man able to write long sentences intelligible only with the help of a dictionary and skill at sentence diagramming.The Name of the Rose and Focault s Pendulum are still fantastic books, though

  4. Maksym Karpovets says:

    I have no clear idea why people don t like this book, because I do really think that is one of the most luminous Eco s novels The form of The Island of the Day Before 1994 could seem very simple, but it is not true As often for Eco s literal strategy he tries to mask a various citations, allusions and parallels with cultural and historical basis Every novel looks like intertextual garland of signs and senses which are masterly contained into historical or philosophical fiction, detective or I have no clear idea why people don t like this book, because I do really think that is one of the most luminous Eco s novels The form of The Island of the Day Before 1994 could seem very simple, but it is not true As often for Eco s literal strategy he tries to mask a various citations, allusions and parallels with cultural and historical basis Every novel looks like intertextual garland of signs and senses which are masterly contained into historical or philosophical fiction, detective or thriller.The main plot of the third novel is about Italian nobleman who is the only survivor of a shipwreck during a fierce storm He finds himself stranded on board the Daphne, a boat anchored just offshore an unreachable island Without wind, without crew, and without a knowing how of swimming, Roberto explores his new prison , having survived a shipwreck of the vessel Amaryllis The land made a kind of bend, edged with sand that gleamed white in the pale darkness but, like any shipwrecked man, Roberto could not tell if it was an island or a continentRoberto tells us about his childhood, the invention of his twin Ferrante does Eco play with archetype of twins , his love Lilia, his initiation as a spy for Cardinal Richelieu and others I personally like the story about the mapping the latitudes and longitudes of the planer which transforms into the philosophical reflection about borders of our world Various details, facts and thoughts create a unique universe by Roberto s imagination As always, we cannot discern where reality ends and imagination starts Otherwise, does it really matter anyway The smallest detail being lifelike the reek and creak of the hull, the smell of the plants, the cries of the birds all collaborated in forming the impression of a presence that was nothing but the effect of a phantasmagory perceived only by the mind I agree that it is not the best Eco s novel But it is completely enough of great ideas and findings that make this text an excellent present of all serious readers and Eco s fans as well.4,5

  5. Josh says:

    Usually, I have one of three reactions to a book I love it and plow through it, I hate it and put it down within 50 pages, or I like it and take my time, possibly reading other books simultaneously This one oy Because of The Name of the Rose, I kept expecting it to be good or,accurately, to get better I waited 100 pages Then 200 pages Then 300 pages Finally, I threw it across the room in frustration at 350 pages I m still bitter Usually, I have one of three reactions to a book I love it and plow through it, I hate it and put it down within 50 pages, or I like it and take my time, possibly reading other books simultaneously This one oy Because of The Name of the Rose, I kept expecting it to be good or,accurately, to get better I waited 100 pages Then 200 pages Then 300 pages Finally, I threw it across the room in frustration at 350 pages I m still bitter

  6. Patrick Neylan says:

    Readers expect Umberto Eco to take them on a stimulating journey of discovery as his characters unravel mysteries that take them to the heart of early Western civilisation In The Name of the Rose and Foucault s Pendulum this style worked brilliantly In the The Island of the Day Before it fails catastrophically.Eco spends hundreds of pages wallowing in his arcane knowledge, resorting to everdesperate ploys to show off his learning, because this book has no plot to draw out those intelle Readers expect Umberto Eco to take them on a stimulating journey of discovery as his characters unravel mysteries that take them to the heart of early Western civilisation In The Name of the Rose and Foucault s Pendulum this style worked brilliantly In the The Island of the Day Before it fails catastrophically.Eco spends hundreds of pages wallowing in his arcane knowledge, resorting to everdesperate ploys to show off his learning, because this book has no plot to draw out those intellectual diversions naturally In his previous novels, the basic murder mysteries provided a focus for the reader s journey there was a mystery to be solved, and Eco s digressions enlightened the journey Here the trek can be focused on one thing only the long hoped for last page, and the reader is only sustained by the morbid fascination of whether anything interesting is really going to happen It doesn t.Very early on, our hero finds himself stuck on an abandoned ship off an uncharted island His plight becomes a metaphor for that of the reader, trapped in Eco s ego with no hope of escape I have a degree in Medieval Literature and History, but I can t find much of interest here What hope is there for thegeneral reader Never have I fallen asleep so often over a book, pummelled into intellectual insensibility

  7. Vit Babenco says:

    I surmise Umberto Eco envisaged The Island of the Day Before as an antithesis of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe instead of a man surviving on a deserted island he portrayed his character secluded on a deserted ship and immersed him into all kinds of abstract cerebral musings But this somewhat artificial idea could only have somewhat artificial realization so the novel right from the start turned into elaborate exercises in style and erudition Now I would say that harking back, on the ship, I surmise Umberto Eco envisaged The Island of the Day Before as an antithesis of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe instead of a man surviving on a deserted island he portrayed his character secluded on a deserted ship and immersed him into all kinds of abstract cerebral musings But this somewhat artificial idea could only have somewhat artificial realization so the novel right from the start turned into elaborate exercises in style and erudition Now I would say that harking back, on the ship, to the Casale days helps him retrace the stages through which, as a youth, he slowly learned that the world was composed of alien architectures.As if, on the one hand, finding himself now suspended between sky and sea could be only the most consequent development of his three lustra of peregrinations in a territory made up of forked paths and, on the other hand, I believe that in reconstructing the history of his misfortunes he was seeking consolation for his present state, as if the shipwreck had restored him to that earthly paradise he had known at La Griva and had left behind on entering the walls of the besieged city But territory made up of forked paths belongs to Jorge Luis Borges so Umberto Eco has found himself to be an anchorite in a strange land

  8. Bradley says:

    A rather large part of me is astounded, yet again, at the erudition and the hopelessly convoluted tale that Umberto Eco is able to write, all when staying close to a single, simple premise Indeed, the amount of real history, real contemporary and historical thought pre 1640 s, is enough to send any regular scholar into paroxysms of joy or the need to act on vengeance At any point the book, I can sit back and enjoy the text, the dry accounting of an anonymous scholar as he or she goes over A rather large part of me is astounded, yet again, at the erudition and the hopelessly convoluted tale that Umberto Eco is able to write, all when staying close to a single, simple premise Indeed, the amount of real history, real contemporary and historical thought pre 1640 s, is enough to send any regular scholar into paroxysms of joy or the need to act on vengeance At any point the book, I can sit back and enjoy the text, the dry accounting of an anonymous scholar as he or she goes over the left behind documents of a shipwrecked scholar finding himself marooned on ANOTHER ship off the coast of a deserted island, unable to leave the ship because can t swim.Ok, a little labyrinthian But wait He lives and dies recounting his youth, and out of learned frustration and boredom, devises a narration of himself both fantastic and strange A twin brother which accounts for all his crimes and failures A life of mystery and intrigue A lost love is given over to his fictional brother, giving him all the good things as well as the bad The progression and subtle shifts throughout the novel are rather excellent.So why am I giving this a three star Well, for as much as I appreciate the beautiful writing and the excellent idea behind it, it fell flat I didn t care for either Roberto or his evil self narrative twin And the amount of space spent on Galenic and cutting edge 17th century science might be AWESOME in retrospect and conception, but a FREAKING DRAG in execution Lordy, I can t recommend this to anyone except those who LIKE this kind of scrupulous historical drama with a HUGE dose of accurate historical erudition This is a scholar who s trapped and a scholar who goes over this long dead scholar s work Ergo, it follows that the reader should ALSO be a scholar Read this with caution It doesn t have the charm of Baudolino or the crazy humor of Foucault s Pendulum or the awesome historical mystery of Name of the Rose Alas But it is nicely labyrinthian if you re into that kind of thing

  9. Victoria says:

    I was recommended to read Umberto Eco by a friend of mine, and I was not disappointed at all.Eco s style is a bit dense, so I can imagine it would not appeal to a lot of people However, it s also extremely lyrical and beautiful The book itself is littered with debates on life and death, love, the nature of God and time itself This is probably the book s greatest strength, as Eco writes so beautifully about such lofty ideals So for anyone who s a fan of debating or philosophy would probably e I was recommended to read Umberto Eco by a friend of mine, and I was not disappointed at all.Eco s style is a bit dense, so I can imagine it would not appeal to a lot of people However, it s also extremely lyrical and beautiful The book itself is littered with debates on life and death, love, the nature of God and time itself This is probably the book s greatest strength, as Eco writes so beautifully about such lofty ideals So for anyone who s a fan of debating or philosophy would probably enjoy this book I will say however, that the book itself requires a certain kind of mindset So while I immediately loved the book and its premise, it still took me a decent amount of time to really feel as if I were absorbing it There were times where I really wanted to read the book, but I felt way too overwhelmed at the time, or I wasn t really in the right mindset to really read it and appreciate it

  10. Josh says:

    2.5 Eco was a great writer His erudition was legendary and the two previous novels of his that I had completed expressed this well with great storytelling and suspense mixed with a welcome knowledge of the late Middle ages and early Modern period of Europe WhileThe Island of the Day Before , shares these same qualities, it is a completely different monster At times, I found myself lost in the philosophical perhaps pseudo philosophical meanderings of Roberto and his cohorts and that took 2.5 Eco was a great writer His erudition was legendary and the two previous novels of his that I had completed expressed this well with great storytelling and suspense mixed with a welcome knowledge of the late Middle ages and early Modern period of Europe WhileThe Island of the Day Before , shares these same qualities, it is a completely different monster At times, I found myself lost in the philosophical perhaps pseudo philosophical meanderings of Roberto and his cohorts and that took away from my enjoyment I just didn t care enough to dwell deep beyond the surface of its contents As I spent 3 months on this, I must say that I have NEVER stuck with a book as long as this and only did so because of my respect and enjoyment of his other works.There was a ton of symbolism in this that I grasped mostly, perhaps, it went over my head at times which was interesting, but this just wasn t a satisfying read.I see a mixture of 1 and 5 ratings a plenty here and they are both justifiable, depending on what you gain from this piece of Eco s oeuvre that unfortunately, at one time, left me wanting to give up not only on the book, but his works overallFoucault s Pendulumwill be my next read, but this reader isn t in a hurry for his next experience Finally, if you are reading this, please do not start hereThe Name of the Rosewould be my first pick along withBaudolinoas a second selection