Monday, January 1, 2018

Story Behind Umberto Eco's First Novel

According to a post in the Vintage News, Umberto Eco wrote his first novel, “The Name of the Rose” at the age of 48, after he had been invited to write a short detective story.

Several years before writing “The Name of the Rose,” Eco was approached by one of his friends who worked for a major Italian publisher. She invited Eco to write a short detective story which would be published in her magazine, but Eco declined the offer and jokingly told her that his detective story would be 500 pages long and it would take place in a medieval monastery.

read more here @ The Vintage News

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