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Film review: Crazy Rich Asians - The Times 13 Sep 2018, 4:05 pm


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Film review: Crazy Rich Asians
The Times
In the same year, in the book Reflections on The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco agonised over the postmodern condition, claiming that it was impossible in the real world to say, “I love you,” so denigrated had the phrase become (Eco helpfully suggested ...
'Crazy Rich Asians'-Inspired Comedy in the Works at ABCHollywood Reporter

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Titans on TV: The life-changing magic of 'F#k Batman!'@ - National Post 13 Sep 2018, 2:18 pm


Titans on TV: The life-changing magic of 'F#k Batman!'@
National Post
So how do superhero stories work? Umberto Eco & the myth of Superman. In 1972, the famous author and scholar Umberto Eco sought to define the unique ways that character and time operate within superhero comics. In his paper, “The Myth of Superman,” ...

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Holding up the mirror - The Hindu 10 Sep 2018, 12:33 am


The Hindu

Holding up the mirror
The Hindu
I am never tired of saying that the best journalism is akin to Umberto Eco's idea of balancing humility and pride as a means for academic excellence. Academic humility, according to Eco, is the knowledge that anyone can teach us something. Eco then ...

Zuni Chopra on her new novel, favourite authors and the book that made her cry buckets - The Indian Express 6 Sep 2018, 11:50 am


The Indian Express

Zuni Chopra on her new novel, favourite authors and the book that made her cry buckets
The Indian Express
Chopra, daughter of esteemed filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra and film critic Anupama Chopra, is now back with her new book The Island of the Day Before. In the novel, that shares its title with a Umberto Eco novel, Chopra has experimented with forms and ...

BOOK REVIEW: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco - Valdosta Daily Times 18 Aug 2018, 3:24 pm


Valdosta Daily Times

BOOK REVIEW: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Valdosta Daily Times
Large numbers of pages launch into theological arguments and philosophy, which plays into the plot as well as allows Eco to dissect various religious ideas. The young apprentice narrates the story years later from the perspective of an elderly church ...

Breaking News! 7th annual Rose Exposed to highlight The Rose's six resident companies in premieres of thematically ... - The Utah Review 15 Aug 2018, 5:47 pm


The Utah Review

Breaking News! 7th annual Rose Exposed to highlight The Rose's six resident companies in premieres of thematically ...
The Utah Review
We rely on skilled journalists and editors to make sense of a volatile news cycle. Forty years ago, Umberto Eco wrote about the artist who protests through form in The Open Work. In part, he suggested that the artist, while rejecting the current order ...

Fourteen Steps to Fascism - TheTyee.ca 30 Jul 2018, 6:29 am


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Fourteen Steps to Fascism
TheTyee.ca
Twitter has much to atone for, but sometimes it's very useful. The other day Dr. Sarah Churchwell, a U.S. professor at the University of London, tweeted about a 1995 article in the New York Review of Books, “Ur-Fascism,” by Umberto Eco.

How we discovered three poisonous books in our university library - ScienceNordic 29 Jul 2018, 5:38 am


ScienceNordic

How we discovered three poisonous books in our university library
ScienceNordic
Some may remember the deadly book of Aristotle that plays a vital part in the plot of Umberto Eco's 1980 novel The Name of the Rose. Poisoned by a mad Benedictine monk, the book wreaks havoc in a 14th-century Italian monastery, killing all readers who ...

Prufrock: Elusive Lisbon, the Art of the Romanovs, and Umberto Eco's Last Essays - The Weekly Standard 17 Jul 2018, 4:25 pm


The Weekly Standard

Prufrock: Elusive Lisbon, the Art of the Romanovs, and Umberto Eco's Last Essays
The Weekly Standard
Umberto Eco's last essays: “In the liquid society, new if dubious sources of authority bid for our attention, offering their own sensationalized versions of historical truth. Eco has always been fascinated by the 'eternal conspiracy syndrome,' the ...

Expecting the expected and other kitchen scheming - Livemint 13 Jul 2018, 7:07 am


Livemint

Expecting the expected and other kitchen scheming
Livemint
Beauty is boring, said the Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco, because it is predictable. Oh yes? I don't have a problem with predictable. When I visit someone, I like predictable at the dining table.

Umberto Eco Bio


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

January 05, 1932, (86 years old)

February 19, 2016

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