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hly2004

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Hi, everyone:

Umberto Eco structured “The Name of the Rose” around a lost book which none of the characters had read, but about which each nonetheless had strong views. Montaigne, who was so forgetful that he took to annotating each book he read with a brief summary, felt that this passage to oblivion was an essential part of making a book's contents his own.

I wonder if "he" is left out in front of "had read"

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  • hly2004

    Banned
    chinese
    Hi:

    Umberto Eco structured “The Name of the Rose” around a lost book which none of the characters had read, but about which each nonetheless had strong views.


    I think the meaning of the underlined part is:

    Umberto Eco have never read the book named "The Name of the Rose", but he wrote a book about it.

    Am I right?
    :-)
     

    panjandrum

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    English-Ireland (top end)
    Umberto Eco wrote The Name of the Rose.

    The Name of the Rose is about a lost book.

    The characters in The Name of the Rose had not read the lost book, but each had strong views about it.

    (I have not read The Name of the Rose)
     

    nichec

    Senior Member
    Chinese(Taiwan)/English(AE)
    Umberto Eco wrote The Name of the Rose.

    The Name of the Rose is about a lost book.

    The characters in The Name of the Rose had not read the lost book, but each had strong views about it.

    (I have not read The Name of the Rose)
    I read it, more than once.

    And panj is absolutely right.
     
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