Baudolino 2007 г Мягкая обложка, 640 стр ISBN 978-3-423-13138-4 инфо 3674r.

It is April 1204, and Constantinople, the splendid capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned by the knights of the Fourth Crusade Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historбьхчьian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story Born a simple peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino has two major gifts - a talent for learning languages and a skill in telling lies Wвйьмьhen still a boy he meets a foreign commander in the woods, charming him with his quick wit and lively mind The commander - who proves to be Emperor Frederick Barbarossa - adopts Baudolino and sends him to the university in Paris, where he makes a number of fearless, adventurous friends Spurred on by myths and their own reveries, this merry band sets out in search of Prester John, a legendary priest-king said to rule over a vast kingdom in the East - a phantasmagorical land of strangврющиe creatures with eyes on their shoulders and mouths on their stomachs, of eunuchs, unicorns, and lovely maidens As always with Eco, this abundant novel includes dazzling digressions, outrageous tricks, extraordinary feeling, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern age This is Eco the storyteller at his brilliant best Автор Умберто Эко Umberto Eco Родился в Александрии В 1954 году получил докторскую степень в университете Турина В течение пяти лет работал в Милане редактором на телевидении,затем читал лекции в Туринском университете Кроме того, преподавал в университетах Милана, Флоренции, .

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