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Mar 2016
The Book of Legendary Lands - Umberto Eco, tr. Alastair McEwen - MacLehose Press, 2015
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A disappointment, this. I got it because it looked pretty and I thought that Eco would have some interesting things to say about worldbuilding and its semiotic meanings. Unfortunately, he doesn't, really, contenting himself with potted histories of legendary locations such as Camelot, Thule and Atlantis which were clearly culled from his research for Foucault's Pendulum. The copious pictures are beautiful, but I got the impression that this was meant to be a coffee-table book rather than a serious work of literature.

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