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The Name of the Rose

by Umberto Eco

|September 26, 2006

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) A spectacular best seller and now a classic, The Name of the Rose catapulted Umberto Eco, an Italian professor of semiotics turned novelist, to international prominence. An erudite murder mystery set in a fourteenth-century…

Numero Zero

by Umberto Eco

|May 17, 2016

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From the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, a novel about the murky world of media politics, conspiracy, and murder A newspaper committed to blackmail and mud slinging, rather than reporting the news. A paranoid editor, walking…

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In this stimulating dialogue these two great men, who stand on opposite sides of the church door, discuss some of the most controversial issues of the day. One is a respected scholar and one of the pre-eminent ecumenical churchmen of Europe; the other the world…

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An erudite and witty collection of Umberto Eco's essays on mass culture from the 1960s through the 1980s, including major pieces which have not been translated into English before. The discussion is framed by opposing characterizations of current intellectuals…

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Best-selling author and philosopher Umberto Eco is currently resident at the Louvre, and his chosen theme of study is "the vertigo of lists." Reflecting on this enormous trove of human achievements, in his lyrical intellectual style he has embarked on an…

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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 little…

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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…

Misreadings

by Umberto Eco

|May 7, 1993

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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).…

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Suite à une conversation dans un taxi new-yorkais avec un chauffeur pakistanais qui ne comprend pas qu’un pays puisse exister sans ennemis, Umberto Eco s’interroge. Après avoir constaté les ravages d’idéologies totalitaires telles que le nazisme ou le fascisme,…

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Underscores the writer's profound erudition, lively wit, and passion for ideas of all shapes and sizes . . . Eco's pleasure in such explorations is obvious and contagious." - Booklist Inventing the Enemy covers a wide range of topics on which Eco has written…

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En 1992, à Milan, un groupe de journalistes, cinq hommes et une jeune femme, sont embauchés pour créer un nouveau quotidien qu’on leur promet dédié à la recherche de la vérité, mais qui se révèle un pur instrument de calomnie et de chantage. Ils fouillent dans le…

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Umberto Eco published his first novel, The Name of the Rose, in 1980, when he was nearly fifty. In these “confessions,” the author, now in his late seventies, looks back on his long career as a theorist and his more recent work as a novelist, and…