Eco, Umberto Easter Egg - Famous Characters in "The Name of the Rose"

The name of two key characters in Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose" are hidden links to famous writers admired by Eco:

William of Baskerville - His name pays homage to both: a) William of Occam (1285-1349?), an English philosopher and Scholastic theologian and b) Arthur Conan Doyle (author of "The Hound of the Baskervilles", a wonderful Sherlock Holmes novel published in 1902)

Jorge de Burgos - is named after Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), one of the foremost writers of XX century, a real master of the short-story; creator of a fantastic, lucid style...

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Contributed By: WalterK on 06-28-2003
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Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) William of Occam (1285-1349?)
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) William of Occam (1285-1349?)

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