History Literature / Baudolino

19th Jun '16 12:32:10 PM Aquila89
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* ProverbialWisdom: Deconstructed; when Baudolino becomes a hermit, people often visit him for advice, believing him to be a saint and a HermitGuru. Playing up with their expectations, he delivers some {{Ice Cream Koan}}s, and his visitors find them extremely helpful.

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* ProverbialWisdom: Deconstructed; when Baudolino becomes a hermit, stylite (an ascetic who lives on a pillar), people often visit him for advice, believing him to be a saint and a HermitGuru. Playing up with their expectations, he delivers some {{Ice Cream Koan}}s, and his visitors find them extremely helpful.
19th Jun '16 4:18:02 AM JustTroper
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* SageLoveInterest: Hypatia tells Baudolino the Gnostic creation myth before they first make love and eventually converts him to her faith; her teachings have a profound impact on his life.
3rd Jun '16 12:58:52 AM PaulA
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* DirectLineToTheAuthor: ''Baudolino'' alleges to be [[spoiler:a DeletedScene of sorts from the real Niketas's chronicles, which he removed on the advice of the sage Paphnutius. However, Paphnutius tells Niketas that one day, an even greater liar than Baudolino will tell the ostensibly true story of Baudolino reciting his fictional tale to Niketas, i.e. Umberto Eco himself.]]
22nd Apr '16 2:02:50 PM JustTroper
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* ProverbialWisdom: Deconstructed; when Baudolino becomes a hermit, people often visit him for advice, believing him to be a saint and a HermitGuru. Playing up with their expectations, he delivers some {{Ice Cream Koan}}s, and his visitors find them extremely helpful.
7th Feb '16 10:08:51 AM nombretomado
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* TheCrusades: The Third and the Fourth Crusade play an important role in the plot.
31st Jan '16 3:27:43 PM KhlavKalash
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* AccidentallyAccurate (InUniverse):Many of the more outlandish elements of Baudolino's letter turned out to be true. If Baudolino was telling the truth in the first place.

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* AccidentallyAccurate (InUniverse):Many (InUniverse): Many of the more outlandish elements of Baudolino's letter turned out to be true. If Baudolino was telling the truth in the first place.
30th Dec '15 5:45:02 PM jormis29
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* PublicDomainArtifact: The Holy Grail, between other stuff.

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* PublicDomainArtifact: The Holy Grail, HolyGrail, between other stuff.
26th Aug '15 1:12:22 AM Aquila89
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* FramingDevice

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* FramingDeviceFramingDevice: Baudolino telling his story to Niketas.
26th Aug '15 1:11:29 AM Aquila89
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* BoldlyComing: The Archpoet is hit the hardest with pretending to be a holy man, to the point that hee hits on the female monsters of Deacon John's kingdom.

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* BoldlyComing: The Archpoet is hit the hardest with pretending to be a holy man, to the point that hee he hits on the female monsters of Deacon John's kingdom.



* TheCrusades

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* TheCrusadesTheCrusades: The Third and the Fourth Crusade play an important role in the plot.



* GiantFlyer: The Hashshashin use rocs as InstantMessengerPigeons, feeding them chunks of spoiled sheep.

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* GiantFlyer: The Hashshashin use rocs as InstantMessengerPigeons, {{Instant Messenger Pigeon}}s, feeding them chunks of spoiled sheep.
25th Aug '15 10:03:34 AM Chabal2
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* AccidentallyAccurate: Many of the more outlandish elements of Baudolino's letter turned out to be true. If Baudolino was telling the truth in the first place.

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* AccidentallyAccurate: Many AccidentallyAccurate (InUniverse):Many of the more outlandish elements of Baudolino's letter turned out to be true. If Baudolino was telling the truth in the first place.



* WhatDoYouMeanItWasn'tMadeOnDrugs: Averted, forging Prester John's letter required debate as to how much wine and hashish should be taken by the participants: they need ideas, but they also need to be able to write them down.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasn'tMadeOnDrugs: WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Averted, forging Prester John's letter required debate as to how much wine and hashish should be taken by the participants: they need ideas, but they also need to be able to write them down.
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