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hardback,,edition),,ISBN,,0-15-100690-3,,(U.SBaudolino,,,remains,,,from,,,the,,,opening,,,chapter,,,the,,,only,,,character,,,of,,,substance,,,,and,,,even,,,his,,,trickeries,,,and,,,sleights,,,of,,,hand,,,become,,,mechanical,,,by,,,the,,,middle,,,of,,,the,,,novelEco's,,,resolution,,,of,,,these,,,two,,,versions,,,of,,,Frederick's,,,demise,,,comes,,,at,,,the,,,conclusion,,,of,,,the,,,novel,,,and,,,demonstrates,,,the,,,sparkle,,,of,,,his,,,witHis,,novel,,becomes,,an,,erudite,,but,,not,,very,,compelling,,mlange,,,some,,historically,,grounded,,reimaginings,,of,,events,,here,,,a,,great,,deal,,of,,wonderland,,fantasy,,thereAfter,,,a,,,certain,,,point,,,,though,,,,the,,,reader,,,will,,,be,,,even,,,more,,,impatient,,,than,,,Niketas,,,is,,,for,,,Baudolino,,,to,,,finish,,,his,,,taleThe,,,wise,,,and,,,rather,,,cynical,,,Niketas,,,Choniates,,,helps,,,Baudolino,,,to,,,at,,,last,,,discover,,,the,,,truth,,,about,,,how,,,the,,,Emperor,,,Frederick,,,died,,,-,,,with,,,shattering,,,results,,,for,,,Baudolino,,,and,,,his,,,friends.Their,,,quest,,,is,,,a,,,cross,,,between,,,the,,,search,,,for,,,the,,,Holy,,,Grail,,,and,,,a,,,tour,,,of,,,a,,,cabinet,,,of,,,wonders;,,,on,,,their,,,way,,,to,,,Johns,,,imaginary,,,kingdom,,,they,,,encounter,,,manticores,,,,pygmies,,,,dog-headed,,,cynocephali,,,,creatures,,,with,,,eyes,,,in,,,their,,,chests,,,and,,,hypatias,,,,creatures,,,that,,,are,,,half-virgin,,,and,,,half-goathardback,,,edition),,,OCLC,,,49002024,,,Dewey,,,Decimal,,,853/.914,,,21,,,LCClass,,,PQ4865.C6,,,B3813,,,2002,,,Beyond,that,,though,,the,unreliability,of,the,story,that,unfolds,forces,a,reader,to,stay,engaged,in,the,book,while,also,searching,for,the,real,history,behind,the,assertions,that,Baudolino,makesThe,,problem,,is,,that,,while,,''Baudolino'',,contains,,plenty,,of,,learning,,and,,imagination,,,it,,is,,so,,strenuously,,fanciful,,that,,it,,becomes,,tedious,,,like,,a,,Thanksgiving,,Day,,parade,,that,,lasts,,all,,dayBut,,,in,,,the,,,page-consuming,,,interim,,,,''Baudolino'',,,strays,,,into,,,the,,,territory,,,of,,,the,,,ever,,,more,,,fantastical,,,and,,,in,,,so,,,doing,,,it,,,sacrifices,,,both,,,its,,,narrative,,,strength,,,and,,,the,,,persuasiveness,,,of,,,its,,,charactersHis,,earliest,,caretaker,,,Bishop,,Otto,,,spots,,his,,talents,,for,,inventing,,tales,,immediately,,,telling,,him:,,If,,you,,want,,to,,become,,a,,man,,of,,letters,,and,,perhaps,,write,,some,,Histories,,one,,day,,,you,,must,,also,,lie,,and,,invent,,tales,,,otherwise,,your,,History,,would,,become,,monotonousBy,,Umberto,,Eco,,He,,is,,sent,,to,,Paris,,to,,become,,a,,scholarThese,,,creatures,,,and,,,many,,,others,,,were,,,all,,,described,,,and,,,named,,,by,,,Pliny,,,the,,,Elder,,,in,,,his,,,Naturalis,,,Histori,,,from,,,77,,,AD:,,,A,,,monopod,,,and,,,a,,,satyr,,,(top);,,,a,,,blemmyae,,,and,,,a,,,panotti,,,(above)Eco,,,ended,,,up,,,producing,,,a,,,novel,,,so,,,formulaic,,,and,,,cluttered,,,as,,,this,,,oneAn,,unreliable,,narrator,,,Baudolino,,seamlessly,,weaves,,fact,,and,,fiction,,,creating,,simultaneously,,a,,fable,,and,,a,,history,,of,,his,,daysThe,,,exuberance,,,of,,,the,,,storytelling,,,(translated,,,from,,,Italian,,,by,,,William,,,Weaver),,,and,,,the,,,spectacularly,,,invented,,,tall,,,tales,,,suggest,,,that,,,Eco,,,enjoyed,,,writing,,,the,,,text,,,as,,,much,,,as,,,he,,,hoped,,,a,,,reader,,,mightWe,know,were,being,lied,to,from,the,outset,,and,even,Master,Niketas,is,aware,of,the,lies,hes,being,told,by,Baudolino,,but,most,of,the,novel,is,both,relatable,and,comedic,enough,that,readers,can,play,alongBecause,of,the,unreliability,of,Baudolino,as,narrator,,and,because,the,duplicity,of,simony,already,toys,with,the,line,dividing,fact,from,fiction,,suspending,ones,disbelief,becomes,the,overarching,challenge,of,the,novelAn,interview,with,Umberto,Eco,for,La,Repubblica,,September,11,,2000,(English),An,excerpt,from,the,book,(English),Umberto,Eco,Wiki:,Baudolino,-,wiki,annotations,of,Baudolino,Set,,,in,,,the,,,early,,,years,,,of,,,the,,,13th,,,century,,,(before,,,Dante,,,,Boccaccio,,,and,,,Chaucer,,,,the,,,poets,,,of,,,Frederick,,,IIs,,,court),,,,the,,,protagonist,,,of,,,this,,,work,,,is,,,a,,,barely,,,literate,,,liar,,,who,,,carries,,,around,,,a,,,stolen,,,parchment,,,upon,,,which,,,he,,,intends,,,to,,,write,,,his,,,life,,,storyWhen,Baudolino,returns,to,Frederick's,court,and,the,Holy,Roman,Empire,,he,is,persuaded,to,put,his,new,learning,to,use,and,achieve,glory,for,himself,by,luring,Frederick,into,a,different,kind,of,ambition,than,the,one,he,has,pursued,until,thenWe,,learn,,that,,the,,famous,,forged,,letters,,supposedly,,written,,by,,Prester,,John,,and,,discovered,,in,,12th-century,,Europe,,,were,,written,,by,,Baudolino,,and,,his,,gang,,,who,,,along,,the,,way,,,also,,forged,,a,,few,,sacred,,relics,,able,,to,,change,,the,,course,,of,,historyAgainst,,,the,,,background,,,of,,,the,,,burning,,,city,,,Baudolino,,,recounts,,,his,,,eventful,,,life,,,,whose,,,turning,,,point,,,came,,,when,,,,still,,,a,,,boy,,,''living,,,with,,,my,,,father,,,and,,,mother,,,,a,,,few,,,cows,,,and,,,a,,,vegetable,,,patch,'',,,he,,,was,,,adopted,,,by,,,Frederick,,,during,,,one,,,of,,,his,,,campaigns,,,in,,,ItalyThe,,approachable,,nature,,of,,Baudolino,,makes,,for,,an,,exceptional,,fictional,,work:,,in,,crossing,,and,,recrossing,,the,,lines,,dividing,,facts,,from,,pure,,fantasies,,,Eco,,uses,,the,,novel,,to,,propel,,the,,idea,,that,,both,,modern,,and,,medieval,,societies,,preferred,,entertaining,,falsehoods,,to,,the,,authentic,,depictions,,of,,their,,current,,circumstancesAfter,,many,,disastrous,,adventures,,,the,,destruction,,of,,Prester,,John's,,Kingdom,,by,,the,,White,,Huns,,followed,,by,,a,,long,,stint,,of,,slavery,,at,,the,,hands,,of,,the,,Old,,Man,,of,,the,,Mountain,,,Baudolino,,and,,surviving,,members,,of,,his,,band,,of,,friends,,return,,to,,Constantinople,,undergoing,,the,,agony,,of,,the,,Fourth,,Crusade,,-,,the,,book's,,starting,,pointBecause,,Baudolino,,can,,lie,,to,,his,,emperor,,(and,,adoptive,,father),,as,,well,,as,,he,,can,,to,,his,,Byzantine,,host,,Niketasto,,whom,,he,,recounts,,these,,taleshe,,not,,only,,influences,,the,,outcome,,of,,major,,European,,events,,but,,preys,,on,,a,,readers,,ignorance,,to,,all,,of,,the,,nuances,,of,,that,,eraUmberto,Eco,plays,his,hand,as,an,elder,statesman,of,Semiotics,(the,academic,course,of,study,regarding,signs,and,symbols,in,a,variety,of,cultural,artifacts),by,playing,with,the,symbolism,of,Baudolino,as,a,vivacious,and,corpulent,liar,and,his,later,transformation,into,the,shriveled,truth-teller,in,ConstantinopleWithin,,,the,,,context,,,of,,,the,,,history,,,that,,,Baudolino,,,shares,,,with,,,Niketas,,,,it,,,is,,,important,,,for,,,him,,,to,,,speak,,,to,,,what,,,happened,,,at,,,the,,,end,,,of,,,his,,,hunt,,,for,,,Prester,,,John,,,,but,,,the,,,stories,,,are,,,too,,,mythical,,,and,,,far-fetched,,,even,,,for,,,the,,,implicit,,,rules,,,Eco,,,states,,,early,,,on,,,in,,,the,,,workby,,,making,,,the,,,narrator,,,a,,,confirmed,,,liar,,,,Baudolino,,,quickly,,,establishes,,,the,,,need,,,for,,,a,,,high,,,degree,,,of,,,tolerance,,,for,,,truth-bending,,,and,,,fabricationsEco's,,,main,,,character,,,,is,,,your,,,classic,,,up-from-humble-origins,,,adventurerThe,idea,is,that,Frederick,should,gain,glory,by,looking,beyond,the,restive,,blood-soaked,territories,of,the,Holy,Roman,Empire,,beyond,even,the,avid,dream,of,the,Crusades,,to,recover,the,Holy,Land,for,Christendom 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