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Foucault's Pendulum
by Umberto Eco
Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault’s...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Horror; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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...
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Categories: All Humor
Chronicles of a Liquid Society
by Umberto Eco
A posthumous collection of essays about the modern world from one of Europe’s greatest, and best-selling, literary figures 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 curiosity and profound wisdom. He...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
The Name of the Rose
by Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awards The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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
“Underscores the writer’s profound erudition, lively wit, and passion for ideas of all shapes and sizes . . . Eco’s pleasure in such explorations is obvious and contagious.” — Booklist Inventing the Enemy covers a wide range of topics on which Eco has written and lectured over the past ten years: from a disquisition...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Baudolino
by Umberto Eco
It is April 1204, and Constantinople, the splendid capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned by the knights of the Fourth Crusade. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors and proceeds to tell his own fantastical...
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Categories: All Fantasy; All Historical Fiction
The Island of the Day Before
by Umberto Eco
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 provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is missing. As Roberto explores the...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Historical Fiction
Six Walks in the Fictional Woods (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)
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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From the Tree to the Labyrinth
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 Nonfiction; All Politics, History and Current Events
On Literature
by Umberto Eco
In this collection of essays and addresses delivered over the course of his illustrious career, Umberto Eco seeks "to understand the chemistry of [his] passion" for the word. From musings on Ptolemy and "the force of the false" to reflections on the experimental writing of Borges and Joyce, Eco's luminous intelligence and encyclopedic...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Five Moral Pieces
by Umberto Eco
Embracing the web of multiculturalism that has become a fact of contemporary life from New York to New Delhi, Eco argues that we are more connected to people of other traditions and customs than ever before, making tolerance the ultimate value in today's world. What good does war do in a world where the flow of goods, services, and...
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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...
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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....
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Experiences in Translation (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...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
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