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Numero zero [PDF] ✩ Numero zero Author Umberto Eco – Thomashillier.co.uk يروي لنا هذا الكتاب قصّة جريدةٍ لن ترى النور أبدًا، لأنّ ناشرها أرادها منذ البداية أَن تكون أداة ابتزازٍ أكثر يروي لنا هذا الكتاب قصّة جريدةٍ لن ترى النور أبدًا، لأنّ ناشرها أرادها منذ البداية أَن تكون أداة ابتزازٍ أكثر من أَن تكون أداة إعلامٍ وبذريعة البحث عن الحقيقة، دُعي خمسة أفراد لَهم جَميعًا تجارب سابقةٌ مختلفةٌ وفاشلةٌ إلى تكوين هيئة تحريرٍ، مهمّتها الظاهرة هي كشف الحقيقة للرأي العامّ وللقارئ نقطة الانطلاق هي سنة ، ومن خلال الاجتماعات الدورية لأعضاء هيئة التحرير ونقاشاتهم وبرامج عملهم لإعداد العدد صفر من الجريدة تنكشف أسرار العمل الصحفي الخفيّة وأساليبه المريبة الرامية إلى التأثير في الرأي العامّ وتوجيهه إلى ما يخدم مصالح بعض الجهات هذا معروفٌ وليس هو بالجديد ما يلفت انتباهنا في هذه الرواية الجديدة لإيكو هو تشابك الحاضر بالماضي، فإذا بالكتاب يسرد لنا تاريخ إيطاليا في العقود الأخيرة من القرن المنصرم، ملوّنًا إيّاها بشبح موسوليني زائفٍ يعود لتسلّم السلطة مرّةً أخرى ولكنه يموت فجأةً ويخفق الانقلاب على الدولة مؤامرةٌ ربما تكون قد نشأت في مخيّلة برغادوتشيو، المحرّر الذي هوَ أكثر هوسًا من غيره بفكرة المؤامرة الكونية التي تشترك فيها أطرافٌ سياسيّةٌ، والفاتيكان، والاستخبارات المركزية الأمريكية، والماسونية، وبعض الأوساط المالية وكان ظنّ الجميع أنّ كلّ ذلك من مبتكَرات عقل برغادوتشيو المريض، ولكن عندما عُثر عليه مقتولًا صار كلّ شيءٍ حقيقةًرواية إيكو متاهةٌ جديدةٌ مخيفةٌ أكثر من سابقاتها لأنّها تجعلنا نتساءل هل نحن أيضًا، في كلّ يومٍ، ضحيّة أيدٍ تعمل في الخفاء من خلال الصحف وقنوات التلفاز وتحرّكنا مثل الدمى وإذا برغبتنا في معرفة الحقيقة تتحوّل إلى خوفٍ من اكتشاف الحقيقة روايةٌ مشوّقةٌ تركها لنا إيكو قبل رحيله في مِن فبراير عامَ ، ليشعرنا بضرورة عدم التسليم بما يُحكى لنا وبالتحاكم دائمًا إلى العقل في كلّ الأحوال.


10 thoughts on “Numero zero

  1. Maureen Maureen says:

    A conspiracy theorist finds evidence that Mussolini DIDN'T die at the end of the Second World War which should have resulted in a riveting read but it took too long to get to the meat of the story for me There was some witty dialogue along the way and it did have some dramatic moments towards the end of the book but not soon enough Sorry but I found it disappointing


  2. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    Suspicions never go too far Suspect always suspect that's the only way you get to the truth Isn't that what science says? Umberto EcoI'm not sure what it is about aging but some of my favorite writers DeLillo Roth and Eco produce absolutely shit novellas in their later years DeLillo seems to have hit his high mark with Underworld Philip Roth with The Plot Against America The minor books these greats wrote in their later years Roth's entire Nemesis series for example just seem like the apathetic efforts of grumpy old men who don't know how to NOT write but actually seem fairly uninterested in the processes now It bores them and thus it bores us too And let me just say that when writing a book of less than 200 pages all future authors take note PLEASE don't use the term danse macabre than once unless you are writing ON the medieval genre or allegory or personification of death Seriously where was the editor?OK to walk back my review just a bit There were a few interesting sections of this novella The MussoliniVaticanGladioStay Behind conspiracy WAS interesting Also Eco's critiue of journalism was pretty damn sharp Just not sharp and interesting enough to make this anything than a G chord muted middle finger of a novel But I would argue you get better writing and a interesting story from the French Flaps on either Foucault's Pendulum or The Name of the Rose than you get from the entire Numero Niente


  3. Owlseyes Owlseyes says:

    view spoiler Well I cannot help but to say a few things in the hope that though absent Eco will say something; yes I mean what would he say of this time of fake news Trump as president elect but above all about tomorrow's Italy's referendumI've heard people speaking about Italy as a lab where trends show up up first and then reverberate throughout Europe I hope so It looks like some new stars what 5? are meant to take hold of Italy's political power We'll see TOMORROW In the meantime let's re read Eco's brilliant novelabout the MEDIA So one may not be fooled3rd December 2016Sure crushing defeat of the yes 40%; the no won by around 60% Yes there are already reverberations5th December 2016 hide spoiler


  4. Althea Ann Althea Ann says:

    Well that was an alright read with some interesting content but it's not going to go down in history as one of Eco's major novels As a matter of fact I hesitate to classify it as a novel It's like one of Eco's essays fleshed out with a bit of plotThe premise in 1990s Italy a journalist Colonna is hired to work at a news magazine that he's told up front will never actually be published The concept will instead be used to achieve the publisher's political ends by making certain parties afraid of what the paper MIGHT choose to expose when it launches But of course to make it look like a real business staffers are reuired A motley crew of media misfits are assembled However one of them the paranoid Braggadocio comes up with a far fetched conspiracy theory involving military scandal and secrets reaching right up to the Vatican The idea seems like pure fantasy but when a very real murder occurs it seem like someone might want Braggadocio's ideas kept silent As someone who's known to have listened to his stories Colonna is now in fear for his lifeThe plot summary makes the book sound a bit exciting than it is The majority of it is commentary on the news media and its place and function in our society There are some very funny witty and insightful bits but I feel like I probably missed some of it due to it being very clearly intended for an Italian audience The 1990s setting made it also feel strangely out of date with the advent of the internet news reporting has changed a LOT and it seems like Eco intentionally put his story in the past because he didn't want to deal with any of that at all it would have reuired a complex book because the dynamics between publisher journalist subject and audience which this book deals with are all affected by the changes that have happened over the past decades


  5. Susan Susan says:

    This is a tale about a rather discontented failed hack journalist named Colonna Colonna feels he did not graduate because of the influence of his university professor Professor De Sarnis and drifted into work translating Later he worked as a journalist and ghostwriter and it is through this last career of sorts that he finds himself approached by Professor De Sarnis in middle age Colonna is asked to ghost write the memoirs of a journalist about setting up a newspaper that is never expected to appear in printWhen we first meet Colonna at the beginning of the novel he believes his flat has been searched and that he has a secret of great importance Gradually the story unfolds as to why he believes his life is in danger; which involves the dummy newspaper and the belief of one of the journalists Romano Braggadocio that he has information of a conspiracy concerning Mussolini at the end of the warPart conspiracy theory part satire; the author uses this short novel to explore various themes from journalism to the media and society itself The themes are interesting and the writing witty and intelligent but the overall storyline did not manage to hang together as an involving plot to really work for me Still it was an enjoyable intriguing book and I was glad that I read it Lastly I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for review


  6. Emma Emma says:

    35 starsEco is a master of the intricately plotted conspiracy theory novel This is a perfect example despite only being 200 pages long The short length might make it seem accessible but there is still a considerable amount to think about to its benefitFor me the story itself was less interesting than the themes that underly it The book is imbued with cynicism; Eco mocks modern journalism modern society and the very nature of modern man He highlights the void between what people say and what they do the difference between the wordimage and reality This is not a new idea Thucydides was concerned about the imbalance of logosergon in 5thC BCE Athens Yet it seems so very relevant in our media driven society where every thought and action is put online for purpose The narratives of individials groups politicians countries celebrities etc are constructed to present the 'right' image the 'best' type of person the most effective or profitable version of themselves Everything is false truth has no meaning; it is created by those with power In this system the news is made not presented and people are inherently self obsessed and selfish Eco's writing is a fundamental part of this picture It is choppy and urgent with short sentences and written as an almost stream of consciousness It is suffused with detail overwhelming or extraneous detail even But it is this that gives it veracity the accumulation of 'fact' upon 'fact' that makes it feel like real life Against the thematic backdrop of falsehood and duplicity the style acts as both a example of how words can create seeming truthfulness and undermines itself by inviting you to doubt everythingHowever the book felt like a 200 page critiue or manifesto rather than a novel A selection of pointed scenes or discussions loosly linked together by the story After reading i'm left with little interest in the plot but still thinking about the nature of media and truth in modern society I'm not sure whether the author would consider that a success or notMany thanks to Umberto Eco Vintage and Netgalley for this copy in exchange for an honest review


  7. Gary Gary says:

    Numero Zero is a minor novel by Umberto Eco the Italian novelist who previously wrote The Name of the Rose 1980 and Foucault's Pendulum 1988 It explores his continuing interests in mass media media culture and conspiracy theories or specifically his interest in our cultural obsession with simulacra and counterfeit reality Il costume di casa Faith In Fakes Set in 1992 Milan Eco's novel cleverly weaves fiction with real life events involving Mussolini the Red Brigades and the CIA to make the ultimate point that newspapers are not there for spreading the news but for covering it up With its intelligent cultural and literary references Numero Zero will likely appeal to Umberto Eco addicts because his are clearly novels of a great mind at work but as a conspiracy thriller Numero Zero just isn't that thrilling


  8. Ivan Ivan says:

    Again book with very low average rating ends on my favorite shelf In fact I think this book with lowest average rating I read so far This is the first time my path crossed with Eco's and I can see right away that high praises are than justified This is book power of media ad how it can shape and manipulate public opinion all written with witty style that was just pleasure to read


  9. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    Phewf – how’s this for a convoluted and dreary premise? Umberto Eco’s latest novel is set in Italy 1992 where a hack writer is hired by a wealthy chancer to write the story of a newspapermagazine he will establish – except while he’ll still hire a staff to create editions full of content he doesn’t intend to actually publish anything that’ll apparently threaten the concerns of an even wealthier businessman who’ll get him to shut down the publication with a big payday What sort of plot is that? It isn’t So what’s filling the pages? Random story ideas produced by the staff Get ready for useless and overlong descriptions of cars and super posh people with lengthy namestitles that can only be described as unreadable filler as well as an extensive conspiracy theory about Mussolini being hidden by the Vatican in the years after the end of WW2 I’m not sure why it had to be set in 1992 other than Eco an elderly chap doesn’t understand modern technology or journalism and so would’ve had to have made an effort to understand how things are done today He wouldn’t have to in choosing instead to lapse into the less complex paper and pencil traditional approach to journalism that was still the early '90s So the “story” stinks do the characters save the book? Nope The cast are an uninteresting and unoriginal bunch Our protagonist Colonna is a blank a failed writer in his 50s while his girlfriend Maia doesn’t like writing for celebrity mags and one character thinks she’s autistic – an observation that is as irrelevant as everything else in this novel going nowhere and adding nothing It’s impossible to care about what happens to these two as they belatedly come up with ideas that’ll never be printed for a temporary job they dislike There’s Simei the fake magazine’s owner a cynical businessman whose mercenary attitude is alienating and there’s Braggadocio the only other character of note who stumbles across the supposed Mussolini conspiracy and behaves like your garden variety paranoid nutjob They’re not really characters but devices Simei is only there to set up the premise while Braggadocio is there to fill up most of the book expounding on his rambling Mussolini conspiracy Numero Zero’s saving grace is that it’s short so you can barrel through it in no time But what a tedious slight novel about nothing Witless and dull filled with dry esoteric and unnecessary detail I’m not sure who the audience for this boring book could possibly be – his publisher perhaps to fulfil a contractual obligation? This was my first and last Umberto Eco novel – what an overrated writer


  10. Philippe Malzieu Philippe Malzieu says:

    I went via Bagnera Absolutly no interest I crossed here some lost tourists searching for the ExpoNever seing as much of people here and not very refined Milano is satured I was complained to go far away from the Duomo to felt in Italy Thus the last Eco Strange to have choosen Milano for a book which looks like a thriller This is not a city which inspires the mistery Here all appears so clean so calm Luxury and discretion At 5 pm I always observe the office exit This is this discrete charm and chic Glasses pointing out the shoes' color In Milano women are beautiful It is not a stereotypeI visited the Prada Foundation It is the summit of the politically correct in contemporary art The presentation of works is voluntarily disordered For the rest all the stars are there but uality is debatable A frankly ugly Gerhard Richter I didn't know it was possible Gobert without provocations Luxury calmEco speaks to a about the lead years Here at plazza Fontana there was an attack Red brigade mafia Gladiohistory is well known I prefere the Simonetta Greggio's book on this topic The outcome via Bagnera is uickly guessed It is not a good book but it is better than many author's good book What is funny it is that french critics reproached this book to be an indictment against journalists Paranoia of a profession killed by internetTo recover from this deception I listened Lucia de Lamermoor at the Scala A thought for Henry with whom I had discussesd on the Walter Scott's book Diana Damrau sublimE


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