Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 in
Published: May 7, 1993
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0156607522
ISBN - 13: 9780156607520
From the Publisher
Satirical essays in which Eco pokes fun at the oversophisticated,
the overacademic, and the overintellectual and makes penetrating
comments about our modern mass culture and the elitist avant-garde.
"A scintillating collection of writings" (Los Angeles Times).
Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
About the Author
UMBERTO ECO is a professor of semiotics at
the University of Bologna and the best-selling author of numerous
novels and essays. He lives in Italy.
From Our Editors
Playful parodies by the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum. Here, Eco pokes fun at the oversophisticated, overacademic, and overintellectual, and along the way makes penetrating comments about our modern mass culture and the elitist avant-garde in art in criticism