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The mysterious flame of Queen Loana : an illustrated novel

Author: Umberto Eco; Geoffrey Brock
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2006, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Harvest edView all editions and formats
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Yambo, a sixty-ish rare book dealer in Milan, has suffered a loss of memory -- he can remember the plot of every book he has ever read, every line of poetry, but he no longer knows his own name, doesn't recognize his wife or his daughters, and remembers nothing about his parents or his childhood. In an effort to retrieve his past, he withdraws to the family home somewhere in the hills between Milan and Turin. There,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco; Geoffrey Brock
ISBN: 0156030438 9780156030434
OCLC Number: 69019511
Language Note: Translation of: La misteriosa fiamma della Regina Loana.
Notes: "A Harvest book."
Description: 469 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm.
Contents: PART ONE: THE INCIDENT. 1. The Cruelest Month ---
2. The Murmur of Mulberry Leaves ---
3. Someone May Pluck Your Flower ---
4. Alone through City Streets I Go ----
PART TWO: PAPER MEMORY. 5. Clarabelle's Treasure ---
6. Il Nuovissimo Melzi ---
7. Eight Days in an Attic ---
8. When the Radio ---
9. But Pippo Doesn't Know ---
10. The Alchemist's Tower ---
11. Up There at Capocabana ---
12. Blue Skies Are on the Way ---
13. The Pallid Little Maiden ---
14. The Hotel of the Three Roses ----
PART THREE: OI NO?TOI. 15. You're Back at Last, Friend Mist! ---
16. The Wind Is Whistling ---
17. The Provident Young Man ---
18. Lovely Thou Art as the Sun.
Other Titles: Misteriosa fiamma della Regina Loana.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock.

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Yambo, a sixty-ish rare book dealer in Milan, has suffered a loss of memory -- he can remember the plot of every book he has ever read, every line of poetry, but he no longer knows his own name, doesn't recognize his wife or his daughters, and remembers nothing about his parents or his childhood. In an effort to retrieve his past, he withdraws to the family home somewhere in the hills between Milan and Turin. There, in the sprawling attic, he searches through boxes of old newspapers, comics, records, photo albums, and adolescent diaries. And so Yambo relives the story of his generation: Mussolini, Catholic education and guilt, Josephine Baker, Flash Gordon, Fred Astaire. His memories run wild, and the life racing before his eyes takes the form of a graphic novel. Yambo struggles through the frames to capture one simple, innocent image: that of his first love.

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