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Foucault's Pendulum
by Umberto Eco
A literary prank leads to deadly danger in this “endlessly diverting” intellectual thriller by the author of The Name of the Rose (Time).   Bored with their work, three Milanese book editors cook up an elaborate hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with occult groups across the centuries. Becoming obsessed with their own...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Horror; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Sex & Erotica
How to Travel with a Salmon: And Other Essays (A Harvest Book)
by Umberto Eco
“Impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent” essays on topics from cell phones to librarians, by the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum (The Atlantic Monthly).   A cosmopolitan curmudgeon the Los Angeles Times called “the Andy Rooney of academia”—known for both nonfiction and novels that have become...
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Categories: All Humor
Chronicles of a Liquid Society
by Umberto Eco
The acclaimed author examines our contemporary world—from technology to politics and pop culture—in this collection of essays written for L’Espresso.Umberto Eco was an international cultural superstar. In this, his last collection, the celebrated essayist and novelist observes the changing world around him with irrepressible...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
On the Shoulders of Giants
by Umberto Eco
On the Shoulders of Giants collects previously unpublished essays from the last fifteen years of Umberto Eco’s life. With humor and erudition, one of the great contemporary thinkers takes on the roots of Western culture, the origin of language, the nature of beauty and ugliness, the imperfections of art, and the lure of mysteries.
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
On the Shoulders of Giants
by Umberto Eco
On the Shoulders of Giants collects previously unpublished essays from the last fifteen years of Umberto Eco’s life. With humor and erudition, one of the great contemporary thinkers takes on the roots of Western culture, the origin of language, the nature of beauty and ugliness, the imperfections of art, and the lure of mysteries.
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
The Name of the Rose
by Umberto Eco
Now a series starring John Turturro as William of Baskerville airing on SundanceTV Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awards The year is 1327. Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Historical Fiction; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Religious Fiction
The Prague Cemetery
by Umberto Eco
The #1 international bestseller, from Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose“Vintage Eco . . . the book is a triumph.” – New York Review of BooksNineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
Inventing the Enemy: Essays
by Umberto Eco
This essay collection by the revered public intellectual displays his “profound erudition, lively wit, and passion for ideas of all shapes and sizes” (Booklist).   In these fourteen essays, Umberto Eco examines many of the ideas that have inspired his provocative and illuminating fiction. From the title essay—a disquisition of the...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Baudolino: A Novel
by Umberto Eco
A self-confessed liar spins a fascinating tale of his life in this “comic and brilliantly baffling” historical novel by the author of The Name of the Rose (The Guardian, UK).  Constantinople, 1204. The Byzantine capital is under siege by the knights of the Fourth Crusade. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a...
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Categories: All Fantasy; All Historical Fiction; All Religion & Spirituality
The Island of the Day Before
by Umberto Eco
A 17th century Italian nobleman is marooned on an empty ship in this “astonishing intellectual journey" by the author of Foucault’s Pendulum (San Francisco Chronicle).   In the year 1643, a violent storm in the South Pacific leaves Roberto della Griva shipwrecked—on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Historical Fiction
Six Walks in the Fictional Woods (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures Book 45)
by Umberto Eco
In this exhilarating book, we accompany Umberto Eco as he explores the intricacies of fictional form and method. Using examples ranging from fairy tales and Flaubert, Poe and Mickey Spillane, Eco draws us in by means of a novelist's techniques, making us his collaborators in the creation of his text and in the investigation of some of...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
From the Tree to the Labyrinth: Historical Studies on the Sign and Interpretation
by Umberto Eco
How we create and organize knowledge is the theme of this major achievement by Umberto Eco. Demonstrating once again his inimitable ability to bridge ancient, medieval, and modern modes of thought, he offers here a brilliant illustration of his longstanding argument that problems of interpretation can be solved only in historical context.
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
On Literature
by Umberto Eco
A wide-ranging collection of essays on the importance and meaning of literature by “one of the most influential thinkers of our time” (Los Angeles Times).   In this collection of essays and addresses delivered over the course of his long and celebrated career, Umberto Eco seeks "to understand the chemistry of [his] passion" for the...
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Five Moral Pieces
by Umberto Eco
In this prescient essay collection, the acclaimed author of Foucault’s Pendulum examines the cultural trends and perils at the dawn of the 21st century.In the last decade of the 20th century, Umberto Eco saw an urgent need to embrace tolerance and multiculturalism in the face of our world’s ever-increasing interconnectivity. At a...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Numero Zero
by Umberto Eco
#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 death remain...
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Categories: All Humor; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Serendipities: Language and Lunacy (Italian Academy Lectures)
by Umberto Eco
Best-selling author Umberto Eco's latest work unlocks the riddles of history in an exploration of the "linguistics of the lunatic," stories told by scholars, scientists, poets, fanatics, and ordinary people in order to make sense of the world. Exploring the "Force of the False," Eco uncovers layers of mistakes that have shaped human...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; Writing and Publishing
Mouse or Rat?: Translation as Negotiation
by Umberto Eco
From the world-famous author of THE NAME OF THE ROSE, an illuminating and humorous study on the pleasures and pitfalls of translation.'Translation is always a shift, not between two languages but between two cultures. A translator must take into account rules that are not strictly linguistic but, broadly speaking, cultural.'Umberto Eco...
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Experiences in Translation (Toronto Italian Studies / Emilio Goggio Publications Series)
by Umberto Eco
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 Nerval's Sylvie and Raymond Queneau's Exercices...
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