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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,…

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After a violent storm in the South Pacific in the year 1643, Roberto della Griva finds himself shipwrecked-on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully…

Le Nom de la rose

by Umberto Eco

|January 25, 2012

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C’est d’abord un roman policier, un vrai, un grand polar, qui sort à jets savamment cadencés d'une plume que se disputent Conan Doyle et saint Thomas d'Aquin : une "série noire" pour amateur de crimes en série et de criminels hors pair qui ne se découvrent qu'à…

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The original essays gathered in this book make a beginning at exploring the cultural significance of The Name of the Rose in terms of its backgrounds and literary contexts. Eco's novel is examined in the light of several of the traditions from which it draws:…

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Una muestra brillante y sugestiva de la inagotable curiosidad intelectual de Umberto Eco. El volumen que presentamos agrupa, en torno a cinco grandes núcleos temáticos, artículos y ensayos de muy diversa procedencia. Dedicado al análisis de problemas de estética,…

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Eco displays in these essays the same wit, learning, and lively intelligence that delighted readers of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum . His range is wide, and his insights are acute, frequently ironic, and often downright funny. Translated by…

Het nulnummer

by Umberto Eco

|March 4, 2015

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'Een alarmerende en sombere kijk op ons vermogen om weg te kijken.' ROBERTO SAVIANO IN L'ESPRESSO 'Het nulnummer is niet alleen een vermakelijk boek, maar zal op krantenredacties inslaan als een bom, omdat er waarheden in staan die lastig verteerbaar zijn.'…

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How do we know a cat is a cat? And why do we call it a cat? How much of our perception of things is based on cognitive ability, and how much on linguistic resources? Here, in six remarkable essays, Umberto Eco explores in depth questions of reality, perception,…

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Neste segundo volume, intitulado Catedrais, Cavaleiros e Cidades, Umberto Eco, com a colaboração de medievalistas de diversas disciplinas, continua a relatar a surpreendente viagem através da Idade Média, explorando a sociedade, arte, história, literatura,…

Construir al enemigo

by Umberto Eco

|November 15, 2012

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Piezas que nacieron de un encargo o del puro divertimento donde Umberto Eco habla de los temas más variados, paseando con desenvoltura desde la literatura a la política o la astronomía, y donde cada escrito se convierte en una pequeña lección para el que lo lee.…

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E o cair do pano da epoca a que chamamos Idade Media, longa de quase mil anos. E uma epoca iluminada de vitrais e manuscritos, resplandecente de iluminuras, das texturas e as cores dos tecidos italianos e da Flandres que viajam por mar e por terra, pondo em…

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O terceiro volume da melhor obra sobre a Idade Média.De 1200 a 1400: no período que é definido por Baixa Idade Média, um novo impulso expansivo, juntamente com a ideologia das cruzadas, conduz o Ocidente à conquista do Oriente. A cidade cresce; a arquitectura, a…