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"This marriage is not supposed to happen." Lombardy, 1628, a time of oppressive Spanish occupation of Northern Italy, and of the Thirty Years' War. The young lovers Lorenzo and Lucia, both from peasant families, are planning their wedding. However, the…

Numero Zéro

by Umberto Eco

|June 10, 2015

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En 1992, un groupe de journalistes milanais fonde un journal de pressions. Lorsqu'ils partent à la recherche de vieilles affaires passées sous silence et concernant Benito Mussolini, ils se retrouvent eux-mêmes victimes de chantage, jusqu'à l'assassinat de l'un…
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"Eco wittily and enchantingly develops themes often touched on in his previous works, but he delves deeper into their complex nature... this collection can be read with pleasure by those unversed in semiotic theory." -Times Literary Supplement
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Numero Zero

by Umberto Eco

|May 17, 2016

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#1 Italian bestseller Witty and wry . . . It's hard not to be charmed." - New York Times Book Review "One of the most influential thinkers of our time." - Los Angeles Times 1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The…
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The limits of interpretation--what a text can actually be said to mean--are of double interest to a semiotician whose own novels' intriguing complexity has provoked his readers into intense speculation as to their meaning. Eco's illuminating and frequently…

Foucault's Pendulum

by Umberto Eco

|February 28, 2007

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Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth…

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The time: 2000 to 2005, the years of neoconservatism, terrorism, the twenty-four-hour news cycle, the ascension of Bush, Blair, and Berlusconi, and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. In this series of provocative, passionate, and witty essays, Umberto Eco…

Chronicles Of A Liquid Society

by Umberto Eco

|This title releases November 14, 2017

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A posthumous collection of essays by the great novelist, essayist, literary critic, and philosopher Umberto Eco.
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Una extraordinaria novela que abarca desde los inicios del siglo XIX hasta los primeros años del siglo XX.   Marzo, 1897. París. Un hombre de sesenta y siete años escribe sentado a una mesa, en una habitación abarrotada de…

On Ugliness

by Umberto Eco

|October 18, 2011

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In the mold of his acclaimed History of Beauty , renowned cultural critic Umberto Eco’s On Ugliness is an exploration of the monstrous and the repellant in visual culture and the arts. What is the voyeuristic impulse behind our attraction to the gruesome…
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By the time Umberto Eco published his best-selling novel The Name of the Rose , he was one of Italy's most celebrated intellectuals, a distinguished academic and the author of influential works on semiotics. Some years before that, in 1977, Eco published a…