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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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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 1 year 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...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 1 year ago
I'm not sure there's much I can say here that I didn't already say in my status updates. This book is long; perhaps not by page count, but psychologically, it often felt endless. Eco is a very talented writer if the only measurements of talent were creating a sense of place, bringing many char...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
Home stretch – 24 books down, 1 to go! Bingo No. 11 – the Books: Magical Realism – Isabel Allende: La casa de los espíritus (The House of the Spirits) Isabel Allende's breakout success and still one of my favorite novels by her (surpassed only by Of Love and Shadows): A multigenerational allegor...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it 2 years ago
Il romanzo popolare di Luigi Natoli uscì a puntate sul Giornale di Sicilia dal 6 maggio 1909 al 2 gennaio 1910. 239 episodi firmati con lo pseudonimo di William Galt. Nel 1912 la casa editrice Gutenberg lo pubblicò interamente, sempre a firma di Galt. Sarà solo nel 1971 che il romanzo uscirà riporta...
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