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Numero Zero

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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 through the streets of Milan,…read more

Numero Zero

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October 20, 2015

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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 through the streets of Milan,…read more

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 monastery, it is not only a gripping story…read more

Numero Zero

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November 3, 2015

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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 precise circumstances of Il Duce’s…read more

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In this book Umberto Eco argues that translation is not about comparing two languages, but about the interpretation of a text in two different languages, thus involving a shift between cultures. An author whose works have appeared in many languages, Eco is also the translator of Gérard de…read more

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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 and lectured over the past ten years:…read more

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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 investigation of the phenomenon of…read more

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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 explores their fruitful conjunction. He…read more

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). Translated by William Weaver. A…read more

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In these 'impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent' essays (Atlantic Monthly), 'the Andy Rooney of academia' (Los Angeles Times) takes on computer jargon, librarians, bureaucrats, meals on airplanes, bad coffee, taxi drivers, 33-function watches, soccer fans, and more. Translated by William…read more

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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 passé pour mettre en page leur «…read more

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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, la société actuelle ressent-elle la…read more