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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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Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it 4 weeks ago
“Un bosco è, per usare una metafora di Borges […] un giardino dai sentieri che si biforcano. Anche quando in un bosco non ci sono sentieri tracciati, ciascuno può tracciare il proprio percorso decidendo di procedere a destra o a sinistra di un certo albero e così via, facendo una scelta a ogni alber...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 4 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 4 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 7 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 2 years 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!
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