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Half-century later, Catholic Church reckons again with unbelief - Salt Lake Tribune 18 Feb 2019, 9:13 pm

Half-century later, Catholic Church reckons again with unbelief  Salt Lake Tribune

Fifty years after it held the world's first international conference examining the rise of atheism and secularism, the Vatican is joining forces with a British research ...

52 Books for 52 Places - The New York Times 14 Feb 2019, 7:02 pm

52 Books for 52 Places  The New York Times

Explore the cities, countries, regions and states in Travel's “52 Places to Go in 2019” through these books.

Let Italian novelist Umberto Eco guide lawyers in post-Hayne world, says bar chief - The Australian Financial Review 22 Nov 2018, 8:00 am

Let Italian novelist Umberto Eco guide lawyers in post-Hayne world, says bar chief  The Australian Financial Review

Italian novelist Umberto Eco can provide lawyers with guidance in the post-Hayne royal commission world, says the new president of the Australian Bar ...

John Turturro on ‘The Name of the Rose’ Series and Investigating Umberto Eco - Variety 15 Nov 2018, 8:00 am

John Turturro on ‘The Name of the Rose’ Series and Investigating Umberto Eco  Variety

John Turturro opens up about Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose," its modern relevance, and the challenge of making the new TV series.

Take that, Charlie Brown! The artists putting the pain into Peanuts - The Guardian 23 Oct 2018, 7:00 am

Take that, Charlie Brown! The artists putting the pain into Peanuts  The Guardian

Anxiety, misery, vanity, heartbreak … Snoopy and the gang were always darker than they appeared – which is why artists have reimagined them for our ...

The value of owning more books than you can read - Big Think 22 Oct 2018, 7:00 am

The value of owning more books than you can read  Big Think

The Japanese have a word for those piles of unread books. It's tsundoku. While some people find tsundoku a source of constant guilt, Nassim Nicholas Taleb ...

BOOK REVIEW: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco - Valdosta Daily Times 18 Aug 2018, 7:00 am

BOOK REVIEW: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco  Valdosta Daily Times

Good literature never gets old. Even if it's a novel set in the 1300s, published in the early 1980s. Umberto Eco's “The Name of the Rose” is such a novel.

Fourteen Steps to Fascism - TheTyee.ca 30 Jul 2018, 7:00 am

Fourteen Steps to Fascism  TheTyee.ca

How do Trump's America and Canada stack up against Umberto Eco's prescient prescription for 'Ur-Fascism'?

On this day in 2016: Umberto Eco, the esoteric novelist baffled by his own success, dies in Milan - Telegraph.co.uk 19 Feb 2018, 8:00 am

On this day in 2016: Umberto Eco, the esoteric novelist baffled by his own success, dies in Milan  Telegraph.co.uk

Umberto Eco was one of those improbable contradictions: a bookish scholar of obscure aspects of philosophy and literature who became one of his generation's ...

'Chronicles of a Liquid Society': Umberto Eco examines our mediated dystopia - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 6 Jan 2018, 8:00 am

'Chronicles of a Liquid Society': Umberto Eco examines our mediated dystopia  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The late Umberto Eco's latest collection of essays about our postmodern society are infused with subtle humor and Twitter-like indulgence.

Umberto Eco Decodes the Secret Meaning of the Cell Phone - The Daily Beast 9 Dec 2017, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco Decodes the Secret Meaning of the Cell Phone  The Daily Beast

More Thoughts on the Cell Phone. I wrote a fairly irate article in the early '90s when cell phones were in the hands of just a few people, but a few who were ...

Book review: Chronicles Of A Liquid Society, by Umberto Eco - The Scotsman 7 Dec 2017, 8:00 am

Book review: Chronicles Of A Liquid Society, by Umberto Eco  The Scotsman

Umberto Eco died in 2016, and this book was published in Italy under the title Papé Satàn Aleppe in the same year. The original title (the English one is the ...

Chronicles of a Liquid Society by Umberto Eco — faith, hope and clarity - Financial Times 17 Nov 2017, 8:00 am

Chronicles of a Liquid Society by Umberto Eco — faith, hope and clarity  Financial Times

The essays of the late writer and scholar offer an optimistic view of a troubled world.

A 'liquid society'? California is soaking in it - Sacramento Bee 16 Nov 2017, 8:00 am

A 'liquid society'? California is soaking in it  Sacramento Bee

Umberto Eco wrote that the era in which we live has made fragile the foundations of everything: state, church, business, even reality. We're left with unbridled ...

Seeing and Understanding - Washington Free Beacon 11 Nov 2017, 8:00 am

Seeing and Understanding  Washington Free Beacon

It is, at this point, a tired trope: the relative, usually an uncle, of at least embarrassing if not quite unsettling political opinions, a specimen of another time and ...

Umberto Eco on unread books - Boing Boing 6 Nov 2017, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco on unread books  Boing Boing

I haven't read a novel in ages and the internet, in its succession of increasingly short *content* forms, reduced my attention span to the first sentence of a tweet.

Michael Dirda reviews "The Seventh Theory of Language" - The Washington Post 23 Aug 2017, 7:00 am

Michael Dirda reviews "The Seventh Theory of Language"  The Washington Post

'The Seventh Theory of Language' is a delightful mash-up of literary theory and thriller.

Shelf Life: Umberto Eco’s Novel Echoes Today’s World of Fake News - The Quint 7 Jul 2017, 7:00 am

Shelf Life: Umberto Eco’s Novel Echoes Today’s World of Fake News  The Quint

Book review: Umberto Eco's 'The Prague Cemetery' reminds us that fake news didn't start with Donald Trump.

When Umberto Eco came calling to Puducherry - The Hindu 19 Feb 2017, 8:00 am

When Umberto Eco came calling to Puducherry  The Hindu

Umberto Eco, who could adroitly shift between highbrow scholarship and delectably creative writing, perhaps remains one of the last European public ...

Q&A: UCLA professor talks inspiring a character in a 1980 Italian novel - Daily Bruin 26 Jan 2017, 8:00 am

Q&A: UCLA professor talks inspiring a character in a 1980 Italian novel  Daily Bruin

Italian professor Massimo Ciavolella and the late Italian author Umberto Eco were good acquaintances. Ciavolella invited Eco to lecture during the professor's ...

Gabriele: What Eco could teach us about Trump and Twitter - Roanoke Times 22 Jan 2017, 8:00 am

Gabriele: What Eco could teach us about Trump and Twitter  Roanoke Times

Although President Obama was the first “Twitter President,” Donald Trump's use of the medium is different from almost anything else we've seen in modern ...

Umberto Eco on Ur-Fascism (1995) - Frontpage - E-Flux 4 Jan 2017, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco on Ur-Fascism (1995) - Frontpage  E-Flux

[image] In 1995, Umberto Eco wrote a lengthy article for the New York Review of Books entitled "Ur-Fascism" in which he attempted to outline several culture and ...

Summary of Umberto Eco on Fascism & Its Connection to Trump - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies 27 Dec 2016, 8:00 am

Summary of Umberto Eco on Fascism & Its Connection to Trump  Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

I venture the challenging statement that if American democracy ceases to move forward as a living force, seeking day and night by peaceful means to better the ...

Umberto Eco meets Ren & Stimpy in Quote, a surreal indie brawler about burning books - PCGamesN 14 Dec 2016, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco meets Ren & Stimpy in Quote, a surreal indie brawler about burning books  PCGamesN

We decided very early on that we should lock ourselves away and make something as strange as possible,” explains Quote's lead designer Robin Lacey.

Mysterious Voynich Manuscript reborn in facsimile edition - Yale News 31 Oct 2016, 7:00 am

Mysterious Voynich Manuscript reborn in facsimile edition  Yale News

A photo facsimile edition of the enigmatic manuscript offers the public a new way to engage with the document that has mystified scholars for centuries.

In search of Umberto Eco's shrunk, empty spaces - DailyO 5 Sep 2016, 7:00 am

In search of Umberto Eco's shrunk, empty spaces  DailyO

The high school I attended was not particularly good or uniquely bad. Teachers knew their subjects, but the lectures weren't captivating. Classrooms, though ...

Books round-up: the best foreign crime fiction, including Umberto Eco and Yrsa Sigurdardottir - The Independent 27 Aug 2016, 7:00 am

Books round-up: the best foreign crime fiction, including Umberto Eco and Yrsa Sigurdardottir  The Independent

It's no longer the Scandinavians alone who rule the roost in foreign crime fiction (although at least one example of Nordic noir may find its way into this roundup).

Staff Pick: 'The Name of the Rose' by Umberto Eco - Publishers Weekly 22 Jul 2016, 7:00 am

Staff Pick: 'The Name of the Rose' by Umberto Eco  Publishers Weekly

Senior reviews editor Peter Cannon recommends 'The Name of the Rose' by Umberto Eco, a Sherlock Holmes-like murder mystery set in a secluded Italian ...

Pape Satàn Aleppe by Umberto Eco review – why the modern world is stupid - The Guardian 6 Apr 2016, 7:00 am

Pape Satàn Aleppe by Umberto Eco review – why the modern world is stupid  The Guardian

This collection of magazine columns published in Italy after the author's recent death covers a vast array of subjects, from Facebook to Berlusconi to gun control ...

Umberto Eco and his legacy in open-world games - Kill Screen 30 Mar 2016, 7:00 am

Umberto Eco and his legacy in open-world games  Kill Screen

At the very end of his playful Postscript to The Name of the Rose (1980), Umberto Eco made a casually sibylline gesture toward the future of interactive fiction.

Umberto Eco: A professor who wrote novels | TNS - The News on Sunday 6 Mar 2016, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco: A professor who wrote novels | TNS  The News on Sunday

Umberto Eco's world is a realm of complicated mystery that draws you in.

Umberto Eco's last book is the perfect final word - The Conversation UK 2 Mar 2016, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco's last book is the perfect final word  The Conversation UK

Only a week after the death of the writer and philosopher Umberto Eco, Italian bookshops are already selling his last book, Pape Satàn Aleppe: Cronache di una ...

The Irrepressible Lightness of Umberto Eco - Chronicle of Higher Education 29 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

The Irrepressible Lightness of Umberto Eco  Chronicle of Higher Education

By the late 1980s, every humanities academic on earth talked of his or her Umberto Eco novel in the drawer. Not a novel by Umberto, of course. No, the novel ...

The finger of fame - The Economist 27 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

The finger of fame  The Economist

SHE was a plain, chubby, chain-smoking southern girl, living in a cold-water flat in New York and working as an airline-reservation clerk. He was a paunchy, ...

Umberto Eco's life full of surprises and witty insults - The Australian Financial Review 27 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco's life full of surprises and witty insults  The Australian Financial Review

An unlikely thriller made this Italian polymath famous but there was far more to the man than that.

Dan Brown not Umberto Eco's sole echo | Arts and Culture | Books - Mail & Guardian Online 26 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Dan Brown not Umberto Eco's sole echo | Arts and Culture | Books  Mail & Guardian Online

Before Dan Brown, in the beginning, was Umberto Eco. A semiologist at the University of Bologna, Eco's day job was given over to the relationship between ...

How Umberto Eco Helped Redeem Postmodernism - The Federalist 26 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

How Umberto Eco Helped Redeem Postmodernism  The Federalist

Rather than rejecting his Western tradition, Umberto Eco embraced it, and saw himself as contributing to it.

Vale Umberto Eco, the brilliant writer who invented Dan Brown - Sydney Morning Herald 25 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Vale Umberto Eco, the brilliant writer who invented Dan Brown  Sydney Morning Herald

Umberto Eco died on the same day as Harper Lee, but his literary contributions should be as celebrated.

Umberto Eco's Lessons on Ur-Fascism - The American Conservative 25 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco's Lessons on Ur-Fascism  The American Conservative

“Ur-Fascism,” wrote the Italian thinker Umberto Eco,. derives from individual or social frustration. That is why one of the most typical features of the historical ...

Umberto Eco: The birth of ethics - Index On Censorship 24 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco: The birth of ethics  Index On Censorship

I am of the firm belief that even those who do not have faith in a personal and providential divinity can still experience forms of religious feeling and hence a ...

Umberto Eco taught intellectuals that blue jeans and comic books matter - Washington Post 24 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco taught intellectuals that blue jeans and comic books matter  Washington Post

In his essay “Lumbar Thought,” Umberto Eco, who died last week at 84, worried that blue jeans limit our capacity for thought. He wasn't objecting to the garments ...

Hundreds attend Umberto Eco funeral in Milan - The Guardian 23 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Hundreds attend Umberto Eco funeral in Milan  The Guardian

Culture and education ministers and author's grandson pay tribute during ceremony at Sforza Castle.

Macs Are Catholic, PCs Are Protestant: Umberto Eco's 1994 Essay - The Atlantic 22 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Macs Are Catholic, PCs Are Protestant: Umberto Eco's 1994 Essay  The Atlantic

Umberto Eco, the Italian intellectual, died on Friday at the age of 84. He was a best-selling novelist, a medievalist, a semiotician, and a media historian—the kind ...

Umberto Eco: Author and semiotician who shot to global fame with medieval murder mystery 'The Name of the Rose' - The Independent 21 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco: Author and semiotician who shot to global fame with medieval murder mystery 'The Name of the Rose'  The Independent

Umberto Eco, who has died of cancer at the age of 84, shot to literary fame in 1980 with his novel The Name of the Rose, whose professorial erudition ...

Harper Lee and Umberto Eco legacies continue, unexpectedly, on the big screen - Los Angeles Times 21 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Harper Lee and Umberto Eco legacies continue, unexpectedly, on the big screen  Los Angeles Times

Before they died on the same day, Harper Lee and Umberto Eco were not authors with a lot in common. She came of age in the Jim Crow South; he in ...

Umberto Eco is dead: Long live Umberto Eco - Aljazeera.com 21 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco is dead: Long live Umberto Eco  Aljazeera.com

Jealous novelists criticised his novels, but readers around the globe devoured his dazzling brilliance.

Remembering Umberto Eco: Russians pay tribute to the writer - Russia Beyond the Headlines 20 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Remembering Umberto Eco: Russians pay tribute to the writer  Russia Beyond the Headlines

Umberto Eco, the esteemed novelist, philosopher, and professor of semiotics at Bologna University, passed away in Italy on Feb. 19 at the age of 84.

Harper Lee, Umberto Eco write 30 - The Manila Times 20 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Harper Lee, Umberto Eco write 30  The Manila Times

NEW YORK: Harper Lee, one of America's most celebrated novelists whose masterpiece about racial injustice “To Kill a Mockingbird” was read by millions, has ...

'Numero Zero' Reprises Umberto Eco's Fascination With 'Losers' - NPR 20 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

'Numero Zero' Reprises Umberto Eco's Fascination With 'Losers'  NPR

Italian author Umberto Eco died yesterday at the age of 84. We recall last year's conversation between the author and Scott Simon.

Umberto Eco obituary - The Guardian 20 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco obituary  The Guardian

Umberto Eco, who has died aged 84, was a polymath of towering cleverness. His novels, which occasionally had the look and feel of encyclopedias, combined ...

Umberto Eco, gnosis, and nihilism | Rebecca Bratten Weiss - Patheos 20 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco, gnosis, and nihilism | Rebecca Bratten Weiss  Patheos

Umberto Eco, philosopher and story-teller, died yesterday at the age of 84, leaving me to chastise myself for doing exactly what I derided in yesterday's post ...

The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco: review - Telegraph.co.uk 20 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco: review  Telegraph.co.uk

Umberto Eco, a philosopher who wrote best-selling novels including The Name of the Rose, died on February 19 2016, aged 84. This review was first published ...

Novelist Umberto Eco dies at 84; wrote 'Name of the Rose' and 'Foucault's Pendulum' - Los Angeles Times 19 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Novelist Umberto Eco dies at 84; wrote 'Name of the Rose' and 'Foucault's Pendulum'  Los Angeles Times

Umberto Eco, an Italian novelist and intellectual of worldwide renown who imbued his work with humor and scholarship and whose novel "The Name of the ...

Umberto Eco, 84, Best-Selling Academic Who Navigated Two Worlds, Dies - New York Times 19 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco, 84, Best-Selling Academic Who Navigated Two Worlds, Dies  New York Times

Umberto Eco, an Italian scholar in the arcane field of semiotics who became the author of best-selling novels, notably the blockbuster medieval mystery “The ...

If I ruled the world: Umberto Eco - Prospect 10 Dec 2015, 8:00 am

If I ruled the world: Umberto Eco  Prospect

I can only give a polemical answer as to what I would do if I ruled the world because there is no chance of it happening. As I have got older, I have started to hate ...

Numero Zero by Umberto Eco, trans Richard Dixon, book review - The Independent 3 Dec 2015, 8:00 am

Numero Zero by Umberto Eco, trans Richard Dixon, book review  The Independent

Assuming that you are – undoubtedly – an intelligent reader, what is your attitude to Umberto Eco? Do you consider him to be one of the most challenging of ...

Numero Zero review – ‘the spirit of Borges hovers over Umberto Eco’s latest novel’ - The Guardian 26 Nov 2015, 8:00 am

Numero Zero review – ‘the spirit of Borges hovers over Umberto Eco’s latest novel’  The Guardian

In The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco – in what some might consider an act of lèse majesté towards his literary hero, Jorge Luis Borges – gave his murderous ...

Umberto Eco’s ‘Numero Zero’ - New York Times 21 Nov 2015, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco’s ‘Numero Zero’  New York Times

A novel by Umberto Eco recalls a political scandal in Italy in 1992.

‘Numero Zero,’ by Umberto Eco - The Boston Globe 17 Nov 2015, 8:00 am

‘Numero Zero,’ by Umberto Eco  The Boston Globe

In his 2004 collection of essays, “On Literature,” Umberto Eco makes reference to a story he worked on after the publication of his 1995 novel, “The Island of the ...

Book Review: “Numero Zero” by Umberto Eco - Wesleyan Argus 16 Nov 2015, 8:00 am

Book Review: “Numero Zero” by Umberto Eco  Wesleyan Argus

In Umberto Eco's latest novel, conspiracy theories, the press, and lazy readers meet. The book disappoints. “I feel some hesitation and [skepticism] about ...

Numero Zero by Umberto Eco review – satire with a serious bent - The Guardian 15 Nov 2015, 8:00 am

Numero Zero by Umberto Eco review – satire with a serious bent  The Guardian

Umberto Eco's media satire mixes elements of farce and conspiracy thriller while retaining the author's familiar sense of detachment.

Umberto Eco: ‘Real literature is about losers’ - The Guardian 12 Nov 2015, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco: ‘Real literature is about losers’  The Guardian

In his only UK public appearance to mark publication of his new novel, Numero Zero, the Italian novelist explored the nature of conspiracies and why great ...

Numero Zero by Umberto Eco - review - Evening Standard 12 Nov 2015, 8:00 am

Numero Zero by Umberto Eco - review  Evening Standard

Umberto Eco, 83, is Italy's best known literary export. His surprise bestseller, The Name of the Rose, sold more than six million copies; not since One Hundred ...

Numero Zero review: Umberto Eco's latest novel suffers from clumsy storytelling - Sydney Morning Herald 6 Nov 2015, 8:00 am

Numero Zero review: Umberto Eco's latest novel suffers from clumsy storytelling  Sydney Morning Herald

As a gripping political mystery, Numero Zero is a disappointment, but readers who regard Umberto Eco as the master of conspiracy theories and imaginary ...

Umberto Eco - Interview 2 Nov 2015, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco  Interview

I write stories about conspiracies and paranoid characters while I am, in fact, a very skeptical person . . . Sometimes it is not true what Flaubert said, that ...

In 'Numero Zero,' Umberto Eco has his mind on conspiracy — again - Los Angeles Times 1 Nov 2015, 7:00 am

In 'Numero Zero,' Umberto Eco has his mind on conspiracy — again  Los Angeles Times

Umberto Eco's novel "Numero Zero" represents the continuation of a theme, tracing a conspiracy, real or imagined.

The Parasitic Press: Umberto Eco - Publishers Weekly 23 Oct 2015, 7:00 am

The Parasitic Press: Umberto Eco  Publishers Weekly

Umberto Eco has been described as a semiologist, a philosopher, a medievalist, a philologist, a literary critic, and a leader in the field of cultural studies, as well ...

What unread books can teach us - The Guardian 26 Jun 2015, 7:00 am

What unread books can teach us  The Guardian

The novelist and scholar Umberto Eco once bemoaned the fact that many visitors to his home, seeing his vast personal library, can't help but exclaim: “What a lot ...

Umberto Eco, From Old Conspiracy Theories To The Future Of News - Worldcrunch 14 Jun 2015, 7:00 am

Umberto Eco, From Old Conspiracy Theories To The Future Of News  Worldcrunch

Medievalist, novelist, and renown public intellectual, Umberto Eco's most recent novel Numero Zero will be published in English this November. A regular ...

How to Write a Thesis by Umberto Eco review – offering hope to harried slackers - The Guardian 7 May 2015, 7:00 am

How to Write a Thesis by Umberto Eco review – offering hope to harried slackers  The Guardian

As a young scholar, Umberto Eco trained himself to complete everyday and academic tasks at speed; he quickened his pace between appointments, devoured ...

A Guide to Thesis-Writing and a Guide to Life - The New Yorker 6 Apr 2015, 7:00 am

A Guide to Thesis-Writing and a Guide to Life  The New Yorker

“How to Write a Thesis,” by Umberto Eco, first appeared on Italian bookshelves in 1977. For Eco, the playful philosopher and novelist best known for his work on ...

Umberto Eco to publish new novel, Numero Zero - The Guardian 10 Mar 2015, 7:00 am

Umberto Eco to publish new novel, Numero Zero  The Guardian

The Italian author's latest novel, out in English in November, is about Mussolini, 'media hoaxes, gossip and murder'. Alison Flood. Tue 10 Mar 2015 11.47 EDT ...

Best-selling Italian Author Umberto Eco Compares Paris Attack to WWII - Hollywood Reporter 8 Jan 2015, 8:00 am

Best-selling Italian Author Umberto Eco Compares Paris Attack to WWII  Hollywood Reporter

"There is a war going on and we are up to our ears, like when I was little and I lived my days under the threat of bombings that could come at any moment," the ...

Umberto Eco: The Media Has Replaced the Army as the Means For Seizing Power - Big Think 8 Jan 2015, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco: The Media Has Replaced the Army as the Means For Seizing Power  Big Think

Umberto Eco (b. 1932) is an Italian author, philosopher, and semiotician best known for his 1980 novel The Name of the Rose. He is the founder of the ...

Umberto Eco | A theory of conspiracies - Livemint 6 Oct 2014, 7:00 am

Umberto Eco | A theory of conspiracies  Livemint

Massimo Polidoro, one of the most active members of CICAP—the Italian Committee for the Investigation of the Claims on the Paranormal—recently published ...

Umberto Eco and why we still dream of utopia - New Statesman 5 Dec 2013, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco and why we still dream of utopia  New Statesman

The Book of Legendary Lands Umberto Eco MacLehose Press, 432pp, £35. Places that have never existed except in the human imagination may find an ...

Umberto Eco: Exploring Imaginary Lands With One of Italy’s Masters of Fiction - New York Times 27 Nov 2013, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco: Exploring Imaginary Lands With One of Italy’s Masters of Fiction  New York Times

Umberto Eco, 81, the Italian semiotician and globally successful novelist, is an insatiable bibliophile. He has collected more than 50,000 books, and has a ...

The Song of Songs and a Sexual Mystery in Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose - Huffington Post 22 Nov 2013, 8:00 am

The Song of Songs and a Sexual Mystery in Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose  Huffington Post

The English translation of Umberto Eco's debut novel The Name of the Rose (Italian 1980) first appeared thirty years ago, and it continues to de...

William Weaver obituary - The Guardian 18 Nov 2013, 8:00 am

William Weaver obituary  The Guardian

Renowned translator best known for rendering the robust Italian prose of Eco's The Name of the Rose into nuanced English.

Book review: The Book of Legendary lands, By Umberto Eco - The Independent 15 Nov 2013, 8:00 am

Book review: The Book of Legendary lands, By Umberto Eco  The Independent

Over the past few years, the big brain from Bologna has applied his legendary polymathy to the production of an annual scrapbook, with texts and pictures often ...

Inventing the Enemy: Essays on Everything by Umberto Eco – review - The Guardian 27 Aug 2013, 7:00 am

Inventing the Enemy: Essays on Everything by Umberto Eco – review  The Guardian

Nicholas Lezard's paperback of the week: In his latest collection, Eco is as comfortable in the middle ages as writing about WikiLeaks.

Umberto Eco on Why We Love Lists - The Atlantic 31 Dec 2012, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco on Why We Love Lists  The Atlantic

What is it about humans that make lists so appealing to us? According to Umberto Eco, "We like lists because we don't want to die."

Jean-Claude Carriere, Umberto Eco look at the future of books and information in 'This Is Not the End of the Book' - Washington Post 27 Sep 2012, 7:00 am

Jean-Claude Carriere, Umberto Eco look at the future of books and information in 'This Is Not the End of the Book'  Washington Post

The French don't have cafes just because they like coffee. They love conversation, philosophical and political arguments, any kind of spirited talk about writing, ...

From Dante to Umberto Eco: why read Italian literature? - OUPblog 8 Jun 2012, 7:00 am

From Dante to Umberto Eco: why read Italian literature?  OUPblog

By Peter Hainsworth Most English-speakers who read literature have heard of Dante. Eliot, Pound and a host of other modern poets, critics and translators have ...

Review: The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco - Irish Independent 1 Jan 2012, 8:00 am

Review: The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco  Irish Independent

THE only thing harder than writing the perfect first novel is producing follow-ups which are equally satisfying, attracting new readers while not disappointing ...

On Ugliness, Edited by Umberto Eco - The Independent 2 Dec 2011, 8:00 am

On Ugliness, Edited by Umberto Eco  The Independent

Though sales of this anthology of the repellent and weird are unlikely to match those of Eco's On Beauty, published two years ago, this is by far the more ...

The Prague Cemetery - By Umberto Eco - Book Review - New York Times 18 Nov 2011, 8:00 am

The Prague Cemetery - By Umberto Eco - Book Review  New York Times

Umberto Eco's novel explores the twisted history of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

The Prague Cemetery, By Umberto Eco, trans. Richard Dixon - The Independent 11 Nov 2011, 8:00 am

The Prague Cemetery, By Umberto Eco, trans. Richard Dixon  The Independent

Early in his new novel, Umberto Eco has his troubled and troubling Italian protagonist, Captain Simonini, habitué of the lower depths and grub streets of belle ...

Umberto Eco's 'The Prague Cemetery,' reviewed by Michael Dirda - Washington Post 9 Nov 2011, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco's 'The Prague Cemetery,' reviewed by Michael Dirda  Washington Post

Ambitious writers are often said to challenge their readers. That's certainly true in the case of Umberto Eco and his latest novel, “The Prague Cemetery,” but not, ...

Eco Reduces Historical Hatred to Tired Psychological Intrigue | Arts - Harvard Crimson 8 Nov 2011, 8:00 am

Eco Reduces Historical Hatred to Tired Psychological Intrigue | Arts  Harvard Crimson

“Who is the anti-Semite?” asks Jean-Paul Sartre at the beginning of his 1946 book “Anti-Semite and Jew.” Sartre answers: “The anti-Semite is someone who ...

Fountain of Youth: Umberto Eco's Confessions of a Young Novelist - The Millions 4 May 2011, 7:00 am

Fountain of Youth: Umberto Eco's Confessions of a Young Novelist  The Millions

Is there anything Umberto Eco cannot do? It has been said before and certainly will be said again—Umberto Eco is a true Renaissance man. His contributions to ...

Confessions of a Young Novelist by Umberto Eco - Bookslut 4 Apr 2011, 6:30 pm

Confessions of a Young Novelist by Umberto Eco  Bookslut

The complications in Umberto Eco's Confessions of a Young Novelist begin with the title. In his writings Eco often employs “double coding,” a term thought up by ...

Umberto Eco compares Berlusconi with Hitler - Telegraph.co.uk 26 Feb 2011, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco compares Berlusconi with Hitler  Telegraph.co.uk

Umberto Eco, one of Italy's best known novelists, has prompted anger at home and abroad by comparing Silvio Berlusconi to Adolf Hitler.

Prominent Italian author lashes out at Israel boycott proponents - Ha'aretz 24 Feb 2011, 8:00 am

Prominent Italian author lashes out at Israel boycott proponents  Ha'aretz

Celebrated Italian novelist Umberto Eco yesterday challenged those who advocate cultural boycotts and said that censuring artists because of actions committed ...

On Beauty, By Umberto Eco - Independent 17 Dec 2010, 8:00 am

On Beauty, By Umberto Eco  Independent

As a picture book, this "history of a Western idea" would make a great Christmas present.

Don't blame Silvio Berlusconi, says Umberto Eco, it's the fault of all Italians - Telegraph.co.uk 6 Sep 2009, 7:00 am

Don't blame Silvio Berlusconi, says Umberto Eco, it's the fault of all Italians  Telegraph.co.uk

I feel some hesitation and scepticism about intervening in defence of press freedom. If such a step is necessary, it means that society, and therefore much of the ...

Ur-Fascism | by Umberto Eco - The New York Review of Books 22 Jun 1995, 7:00 am

Ur-Fascism | by Umberto Eco  The New York Review of Books

In 1942, at the age of ten, I received the First Provincial Award of Ludi Juveniles (a voluntary, compulsory competition for young Italian Fascists—that is, for every ...

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Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist

January 05, 1932, (87 years old)

February 19, 2016

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