Six Walks In The Fictional Woods by Umberto Eco

Six Walks In The Fictional Woods

byUmberto Eco

Paperback | July 21, 1998

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In this exhilarating book, we accompany Umberto Eco as he explores the intricacies of fictional form and method. Using examples ranging from fairy tales and Flaubert, Poe and Mickey Spillane, Eco draws us in by means of a novelist's techniques, making us his collaborators in the creation of his text and in the investigation of some of fiction's most basic mechanisms.

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Umberto Eco Professor Emeritus at the University of Bologna and is the author of many books, including Foucault’s Pendulum and Six Walks in the Fictional Woods.
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Title:Six Walks In The Fictional WoodsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.27 inPublished:July 21, 1998Publisher:HarvardLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0674810511

ISBN - 13:9780674810518

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Table of Contents

1. Entering The Woods

2. The Woods Of Loisy

3. Lingering In The Woods

4. Possible Woods

5. The Strange Case Of The Rue Servandoni

6. Fictional Protocols

Notes

Index

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In this exhilarating book, companion and guide Umberto Eco--bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum--explores the intricacies of fictional form and method. Eco makes readers his collaborators in the creation of his text and the investigation of fiction's mechanisms. 14 illustrations.

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[This] dashing and stylish series of six lectures...displays Umberto Eco's enviable ability to transform arid semiotics and narrative theory into intellectual entertainment.