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Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco (born 5 January 1932) is an Italian novelist, medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, and literary critic. He is the author of several bestselling novels, The Name of The Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of The Day Before, and Baudolino. His collections of essays include Five... show more
Umberto Eco (born 5 January 1932) is an Italian novelist, medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, and literary critic. He is the author of several bestselling novels, The Name of The Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of The Day Before, and Baudolino. His collections of essays include Five Moral Pieces, Kant and the Platypus, Serendipities, Travels In Hyperreality, and How To Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays. He has also written academic texts and children's books.Photography (c) Università Reggio Calabria
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Birth date: 1932-01-05
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 months ago
"Stat Rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus"In "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto EcoAs a novelist Eco blends the style of Arthur Conan Doyle with that of Cervantes in a most intellectually entertaining way but with surprising heart, also. It makes me keen to explore the labyrinth of his philosop...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 months ago
"You cannot escape one infinite, I told myself, by fleeing to another; you cannot escape the revelation of the identical by taking refuge in the illusion of the multiple."In "Foucault's Pendulum" by Umberto EcoI've always been a keen follower of Prof. Eco's books, both literary and academic. If ther...
Calyre
Calyre rated it 5 months ago
"Comme Guillaume l'avait déjà dit, il est toujours préférable que celui qui nous inspire la peur ait plus peur que nous.""Or donc, si je comprends bien, vous faites, et vous savez pourquoi vous faites, mais vous ne savez pas pourquoi vous savez que vous savez ce que vous faites?""Guillaume, au contr...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 1 year ago
Thank God, I finally finished this book! Some of it was weird. Some of it was interminably boring. But other parts were witty, and I rather enjoyed those parts. I like the medieval Sherlock vibe, but overall I'm just glad to be done!
Tannat
Tannat rated it 2 years ago
This was hard to rate. It was the third time around, and although I devoured it the first time, I meandered through it this time, partly because it was a pain to carry around. It was enjoyable but knowing some of what was going to happen took away from that a bit. It was still pretty awesome and tho...
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