How to Travel with a Salmon: And Other Essays by Umberto Eco

How to Travel with a Salmon: And Other Essays

byUmberto Eco

Kobo ebook | September 15, 1995

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“Impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent” essays on topics from cell phones to librarians, by the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum (The Atlantic Monthly).
A cosmopolitan curmudgeon the Los Angeles Times called “the Andy Rooney of academia”—known for both nonfiction and novels that have become blockbuster New York Times bestsellers—Umberto Eco takes readers on “a delightful romp through the absurdities of modern life” (Publishers Weekly) as he journeys around the world and into his own wildly adventurous mind.
From the mundane details of getting around on Amtrak or in the back of a cab, to reflections on computer jargon and soccer fans, to more important issues like the effects of mass media and consumer civilization—not to mention the challenges of trying to refrigerate an expensive piece of fish at an English hotel—this renowned writer, semiotician, and philosopher provides “an uncanny combination of the profound and the profane” (San Francisco Chronicle).
“Eco entertains with his clever reflections and with his unique persona.” —Kirkus Reviews
Translated from the Italian by William Weaver

Title:How to Travel with a Salmon: And Other EssaysFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 15, 1995Publisher:Mariner BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547540434

ISBN - 13:9780547540436

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much fun, so insightful This collection of essays has stayed with me for the better part of 20 years. The collected works is funny, thoughtful, and irreverent at times. It is a must read.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reader Very interesting book!! Great observations on today's small situation with Umberto Eco's splendid sense of humor. It's funny, it's witty and it goes deeply to your heart~
Date published: 2000-07-13