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How To Travel With A Salmon
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

How To Travel With A Salmon

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-09-30
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  • Publisher: Random House

'Between a bottle of Epsom salts or one of twenty-year-old cognac, which would you choose? Would you rather spend your vacation with an eighty-year old leper or with Demi Moore? Do you prefer being sprinkled with ferocious red ants or sharing a sleeping compartment with Claudia Schiffer?' From the celebrated author of The Name of the Rose, here is a dazzling compendium of advice offering the correct answers to these and many other important questions. Tackling topics as diverse as the coffee pot from hell, eating on an aeroplane, how not to use a cellular phone and recognising porn movies, Umberto Eco guides us with all his customary wit and brilliance through the complexities of the modern world.

Opera Aperta
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 285

Opera Aperta

Essays discuss poetry, communication, television, form, aesthetics, bad taste, and art

Interpretation and Overinterpretation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 151

Interpretation and Overinterpretation

This book brings together some of the most distinguished figures currently at work in philosophy, literary theory and criticism to debate the limits of interpretation.

Atviras kūrinys : forma ir neapibrėžtumas šiuolaikinėje poetikoje
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 298

Atviras kūrinys : forma ir neapibrėžtumas šiuolaikinėje poetikoje

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  • Published: 2004
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Travels in Hyperreality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 324

Travels in Hyperreality

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-06-24
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  • Publisher: HMH

A “scintillating collection” of essays on Disneyland, medieval times, and much more, from the author of Foucault’s Pendulum (Los Angeles Times). Collected here are some of Umberto Eco’s finest popular essays, recording the incisive and surprisingly entertaining observations of his restless intellectual mind. As the author puts it in the preface to the second edition: “In these pages, I try to interpret and to help others interpret some ‘signs.’ These signs are not only words, or images; they can also be forms of social behavior, political acts, artificial landscapes.” From Disneyland to holography and wax museums, Eco explores America’s obsession with artificial reality, su...

Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 242

Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language

"Eco wittily and enchantingly develops themes often touched on in his previous works, but he delves deeper into their complex nature... this collection can be read with pleasure by those unversed in semiotic theory." —Times Literary Supplement

Five Moral Pieces
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 128

Five Moral Pieces

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-09-30
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  • Publisher: Random House

Embracing the web of multi-culturalism 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, he asks in a talk delivered during the Gulf War, does war do in a world where the flow of goods, services, and information is unstoppable, and the enemy is always behind the lines? What makes news today, who decides how it will be presented and how does the way it is disseminated contribute to the widespread disillusionment with politics in general? In one of the most personal of the essays, Eco recalls experiencing libera...

Carnival!
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 177

Carnival!

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On Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

On Literature

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-02-29
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  • Publisher: Random House

Remarkably accessible and unfailingly stimulating, this collection of essays exhibits the diversity of interests and the depth of knowledge that made Umberto Eco one of the world's leading writers. From musings on Ptolemy and reflections on the experimental writing of Borges and Joyce, to revelations of his own authorial ambitions and fears, Eco's luminous intelligence is on display throughout. This volume will appeal to anyone interested in how new light is shed on old masters by a great contemporary mind.

The Name of the Rose
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 579

The Name of the Rose

In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate charges of heresy against Franciscan monks at a wealthy Italian abbey but finds his mission overshadowed by seven bizarre murders.