The Name of the Horse: Hard Times, Semiotics, and the Supernatural

Caserio, Robert L.
September 1986
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Fall1986, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Compares the novels "Hard Times," by Charles Dickens and "The Name of the Rose," by Umberto Eco in terms of signs and languages. Use of language by the character of William of Baskerville in Eco's novel; Relationship of language with truth; Element of society in which mysticism appears in Eco's novel.


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