Numero zero by umberto eco

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numero zero by umberto eco

Numero zero by Umberto Eco

Una redazione raccogliticcia che prepara un quotidiano destinato, più che all’informazione, al ricatto, alla macchina del fango, a bassi servizi per il suo editore. Un redattore paranoico che, aggirandosi per una Milano allucinata (o allucinato per una Milano normale), ricostruisce la storia di cinquant’anni sullo sfondo di un piano sulfureo costruito intorno al cadavere putrefatto di uno pseudo Mussolini. E nell’ombra Gladio, la P2, l’assassinio di papa Luciani, il colpo di stato di Junio Valerio Borghese, la Cia, i terroristi rossi manovrati dagli uffici affari riservati, vent’anni di stragi e di depistaggi, un insieme di fatti inspiegabili che paiono inventati sino a che una trasmissione della BBC non prova che sono veri, o almeno che sono ormai confessati dai loro autori. E poi un cadavere che entra in scena all’improvviso nella più stretta e malfamata via di Milano. Un’esile storia d’amore tra due protagonisti perdenti per natura, un ghost writer fallito e una ragazza inquietante che per aiutare la famiglia ha abbandonato l’università e si è specializzata nel gossip su affettuose amicizie, ma ancora piange sul secondo movimento della Settima di Beethoven.
Un perfetto manuale per il cattivo giornalismo che il lettore via via non sa se inventato o semplicemente ripreso dal vivo. Una storia che si svolge nel 1992 in cui si prefigurano tanti misteri e follie del ventennio successivo, proprio mentre i due protagonisti pensano che l’incubo sia finito. Una vicenda amara e grottesca che si svolge in Europa dalla fine della guerra ai giorni nostri.
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Numero Zero Audiobook by Umberto Eco

Numero Zero by Umberto Eco

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Be the first to review this product. Mussolini and his mistress are captured by local partisans and shot in a summary execution. The precise circumstances of Il Duce's death remain shrouded in confusion and controversy. Colonna, a depressed writer picking up hack work, is offered a fee he can't refuse to ghost-write a memoir.

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Numero Zero Italian : Numero zero is the seventh novel by Italian author and philosopher Umberto Eco and his final novel released during his lifetime. It is a satire of the tabloid press, [2] set in Italy in

As such, it is perhaps one of his most accessible books and something that I was able to enjoy in one sitting. Colonna, an over-the-hill writer and journalist, and a self-confessed loser, is offered the opportunity to ghostwrite a memoir for the newspaper editor, Simei. Simei is setting up a new paper, Domani Tomorrow , which is to be financed by a powerful media magnate. The title of the book refers to the dummy issues of the newspaper that they will be producing to showcase their work as a new kind of newspaper; one that will report not what has happened, but what will happen tomorrow. The memoir that Simei wants Colonna to write would tell the story of a newspaper of great integrity getting shut down due to pressures from a corrupt society. Simei suspects that the newspaper is actually being used as a means for the financier to gain access into the higher echelons of the finance and business worlds he aspires to and will be closed when he has reached his goal.

Almost needless to say, this is precisely where the plot thickens. In parallel, these separate threads function to cast Italian journalism in the most unflattering possible light, insinuating that it simultaneously propagates trivial lies and conceals significant truths. For the most part, he illustrates this role through the newfound, dialog-prioritizing terseness of his prose. Yet, for all their metaphorical and symbolic resonance, the characters are perhaps the weakest aspect of Numero Zero. More seriously, it also undermines the romance that Colonna enjoys later in the book, insofar as the almost minimalist brevity of the novel makes the flourishing and consummation of this romance appear with considerable abruptness. Exploiting the imagery of bones and skeletons as figures for the fundamental, underlying reality of the world e. Sign up for our newsletter to get submission announcements and stay on top of our best work.

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