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The Times Daily Quiz: Tuesday July 16, 2017 | Times2 - The Times 15 Jul 2019, 11:01 pm

The Times Daily Quiz: Tuesday July 16, 2017 | Times2  The Times

1 Nihonjinron literature emphasises the uniqueness of which country's culture?2 Alexandra of Denmark was the consort of which 20th-century king? 3 Featuring ...

'The Name of the Rose' miniseries hits the small screen - Deutsche Welle 11 Jul 2019, 11:44 pm

'The Name of the Rose' miniseries hits the small screen  Deutsche Welle

Anyone suffering from Game of Thrones withdrawal symptoms after the long-running series made its final bow this week, can move right on to a new miniseries ...

How to Write a Thesis, According to Umberto Eco - The MIT Press Reader 8 Jul 2019, 2:37 pm

How to Write a Thesis, According to Umberto Eco  The MIT Press Reader

A funny and unpretentious guide by the illustrious novelist Umberto Eco, for his favorite audience: teachers and their students.

India's 'Emerging Fascism' is on Record, Thanks to Mahua Moitra - The Wire 3 Jul 2019, 7:00 am

India's 'Emerging Fascism' is on Record, Thanks to Mahua Moitra  The Wire

She has done the job of finally saying the unsayable in the most important forum in the country. All of those concerned about the future must do their bit too.

'The Name of the Rose': Sundance Tackles Umberto Eco's Medieval Mystery - Patheos 23 May 2019, 7:00 am

'The Name of the Rose': Sundance Tackles Umberto Eco's Medieval Mystery  Patheos

Starting tonight, Thursday, May 23, Sundance TV airs an eight-hour adaptation of Umberto Eco's theological and literary labyrinth of a mystery novel, The Name ...

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘The Name of the Rose’ and ‘Elementary’ - The New York Times 23 May 2019, 7:00 am

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘The Name of the Rose’ and ‘Elementary’  The New York Times

THE NAME OF THE ROSE 10 p.m. on SundanceTV. With “Game of Thrones” having heaved its last breath of dragon fire on Sunday, many have been left ...

Review: ‘The Name of the Rose’ does Umberto Eco with a dash of ‘Game of Thrones’ - Los Angeles Times 23 May 2019, 7:00 am

Review: ‘The Name of the Rose’ does Umberto Eco with a dash of ‘Game of Thrones’  Los Angeles Times

Umberto Eco's medieval detective novel, "The Name of the Rose," gets a miniseries adaptation, slicing in "Game of Thrones" action for the international market.

'The Name of the Rose' Review - Hollywood Reporter 22 May 2019, 7:00 am

'The Name of the Rose' Review  Hollywood Reporter

Like its predecessor, the latest attempt to turn Umberto Eco's novel 'The Name of the Rose' into a coherent screen drama falls flat.

John Turturro probes medieval murder mystery in 'The Name of the Rose' - New York Post 21 May 2019, 7:00 am

John Turturro probes medieval murder mystery in 'The Name of the Rose'  New York Post

John Turturro and Michael Emerson, starring in the Sundance Channel miniseries "The Name of the Rose," talk about a chain of murders in a medieval abbey ...

The rise of the literary miniseries - The Week Magazine 16 May 2019, 7:00 am

The rise of the literary miniseries  The Week Magazine

If you're a voracious reader — or even a casual one — you'll probably recognize the names of three of the big TV miniseries debuting on cable and subscription ...

Met exhibition explores history of 'camp' fashion - CNN 7 May 2019, 7:00 am

Met exhibition explores history of 'camp' fashion  CNN

The Met's Costume Institute exhibition "Camp: Notes on Fashion" considers how camp style has embraced, repurposed and reimagined popular culture.

What would Umberto Eco think of a Michael Jackson 'Tribute Show'? - Daily Review 2 May 2019, 7:00 am

What would Umberto Eco think of a Michael Jackson 'Tribute Show'?  Daily Review

Umberto Eco's 1985 essay that was the centrepiece of his book, Faith in Fakes, asked questions about why United States “culture” is so big on what he called ...

Umberto Eco adaptation 'The Name of the Rose' subtly depicts the violent religious ideals of the medieval era - MEAWW 30 Apr 2019, 7:00 am

Umberto Eco adaptation 'The Name of the Rose' subtly depicts the violent religious ideals of the medieval era  MEAWW

The eight-episode miniseries follows William and Adso, as they arrive in an isolated Benedictine abbey to participate in a dispute over poverty between ...

Notre Dame can be rebuilt, but its unique sound may be gone forever - Los Angeles Times 16 Apr 2019, 7:00 am

Notre Dame can be rebuilt, but its unique sound may be gone forever  Los Angeles Times

The history of music in the West is intricately bound to the history and space of Notre Dame. And yet we have no idea what it sounded like, so no idea how to ...

'The Name of the Rose' Cast: Who Is Starring in the New TV Adaptation of the Umberto Eco Novel? - The Cheat Sheet 15 Apr 2019, 7:00 am

'The Name of the Rose' Cast: Who Is Starring in the New TV Adaptation of the Umberto Eco Novel?  The Cheat Sheet

SundanceTV has announced a new premiere date for its upcoming limited series The Name of the Rose. 

'The Name of the Rose': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything else about the Umberto Eco scre - MEAWW 8 Apr 2019, 7:00 am

'The Name of the Rose': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything else about the Umberto Eco scre  MEAWW

Italian novelist Umberto Eco took the literary world by storm when he first published the novel, 'The Name of the Rose'. Although it was his debut novel when it ...

These are the filming locations of the Italian series The Name of the Rose - Lonely Planet Travel News 7 Apr 2019, 7:00 am

These are the filming locations of the Italian series The Name of the Rose  Lonely Planet Travel News

For a trip inspired by the atmospheres of the new Italian mini-series The Name of the Rose, these are the places used as filming locations.

Italian producers of 'The Name Of The Rose' explain how the English-language TV series came together - Screen International 22 Mar 2019, 7:00 am

Italian producers of 'The Name Of The Rose' explain how the English-language TV series came together  Screen International

Leading Italian TV production companies Palomar, best known for the Montalbano series, and 11 Marzo, whose credits include These Days, have teamed with ...

See John Turturro As a 14th-Century Franciscan Monk in The Name of the Rose TV Adaptation - Vulture 7 Mar 2019, 8:00 am

See John Turturro As a 14th-Century Franciscan Monk in The Name of the Rose TV Adaptation  Vulture

It's John Turturro as you've never seen him before: In monk's robes in the 14th century, trying to figure out some murders in a TV series based on a novel by a ...

John Turturro on ‘The Name of the Rose’: Politics, Celibacy and the Suppression of Women - Variety 28 Feb 2019, 8:00 am

John Turturro on ‘The Name of the Rose’: Politics, Celibacy and the Suppression of Women  Variety

John Turturro and producers of “The Name of the Rose” have unveiled their ambitious TV adaptation of Umberto Eco's medieval thriller.

Abuse of Anna Soubry is proof of rising fascist propaganda in post-referendum Britain - The Independent 12 Jan 2019, 8:00 am

Abuse of Anna Soubry is proof of rising fascist propaganda in post-referendum Britain  The Independent

There was widespread shock and revulsion at the abuse Anna Soubry received outside her place of work, which happens to be the Houses of Parliament.

Buy more books (even if you never intend to read them). - Fast Company 17 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

Buy more books (even if you never intend to read them).  Fast Company

Lifelong learning will help you be happier, earn more, and even stay healthier, experts say. Plus, plenty of the smartest names in business, from Bill Gates to ...

Ockham's Rose | Issue 129 - Philosophy Now 21 Nov 2018, 9:28 pm

Ockham's Rose | Issue 129  Philosophy Now

Umberto Eco's novel The Name of the Rose (1980) was an international bestseller that sold fifty million copies “which puts it in the league of Harry Potter, and ...

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 hadn't read Umberto Eco's thriller “The Name of the Rose” or seen the 1986 movie when he was approached in spring of last year about a new TV ...

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 ...

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' and the Best Dinner Companion for End Times​ - PopMatters 9 Feb 2018, 8:00 am

'Chronicles of a Liquid Society' and the Best Dinner Companion for End Times​  PopMatters

Umberto Eco is likely best known in popular culture as the author of The Name of the Rose, his novel that was turned into a film starring Sean Connery as a ...

'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 8 Dec 2017, 8:00 am

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

In one of his final essays, the late author of 'The Name of the Rose' acknowledges that cell phones are no longer merely the annoying tools of middle managers ...

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

So I was reading Umberto Eco at a bar the other night.… Hmmm, no. Let me back up. A new posthumous collection of Eco's essays was just published in the ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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'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

Harper Lee and Umberto Eco, two unexpected literary celebrities, both died on February 19th, aged 89 and 84.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

The last book by the late Umberto Eco will hit bookstores early - Quartz 25 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

The last book by the late Umberto Eco will hit bookstores early  Quartz

Umberto Eco, the iconic Italian novelist and semiotician, isn't going out without a last word. A new collection of previously published essays, called Pape Satàn ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Umberto Eco on the Mac vs. PC Debate - The Atlantic 22 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco on the Mac vs. PC Debate  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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

'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, 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 ...

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 ...

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

If I ruled the world: Umberto Eco  Prospect

Encourage more people to attend university, but don't make courses easier.

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

What could have been an entertaining satire of the way we construct reality feels like a self-indulgent exercise in conspiracy theories.

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

Umberto Eco's 'Numero Zero'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' Doesn't Quite Add Up - NPR 5 Nov 2015, 8:00 am

'Numero Zero' Doesn't Quite Add Up  NPR

Umberto Eco sends up the corrupt, pandering world of 1990's Italian journalism in his latest bovel — but critic Jason Sheehan says Numero Zero is a potboiler ...

In Umberto Eco's 'Numero Zero', the Conspiracy Is Everywhere - PopMatters 3 Nov 2015, 8:00 am

In Umberto Eco's 'Numero Zero', the Conspiracy Is Everywhere  PopMatters

Eco's paranoid jaunt reads like a satirical jab at both modern journalism and the Dan Brown school of writing; there are mysteries within riddles but no all-seeing ...

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 seventh novel, "Numero Zero," represents the continuation of a theme. The story of a newspaper that doesn't publish, it traces a conspiracy, real ...

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

Visions of ideal societies have recurred throughout history but such societies were nearly always placed in an irretrievable past.

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 ...

At Yale, novelist Umberto Eco reflects on information and inspiration - New Haven Register 18 Oct 2013, 7:00 am

At Yale, novelist Umberto Eco reflects on information and inspiration  New Haven Register

New Haven >> Novelist Umberto Eco, whose writings are as textured as a medieval tapestry, made a rare visit to the U.S. Friday to wax philosophical about the ...

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, ...

Book review: 'The Prague Cemetery' by Umberto Eco - Los Angeles Times 16 Dec 2011, 8:00 am

Book review: 'The Prague Cemetery' by Umberto Eco  Los Angeles Times

Bookish digressions and odd cultural details are two reasons why we read Umberto Eco. He takes great pleasure in showing readers the monastic care of books ...

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.”

Fascinated by stupidity: Umberto Eco conspires in The Prague Cemetery - National Post 18 Nov 2011, 8:00 am

Fascinated by stupidity: Umberto Eco conspires in The Prague Cemetery  National Post

Umberto Eco has never heard of Q.R. Markham. The “author” of Assassin of Secrets, Markham's been much-discussed in literary circles since it was discovered ...

Umberto Eco's 'The Prague Cemetery' Brings to Life Ancient Hate - Newsweek 12 Nov 2011, 8:00 am

Umberto Eco's 'The Prague Cemetery' Brings to Life Ancient Hate  Newsweek

Umberto Eco dives deep into the weird, twisted story of 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion' and risks raising old hates anew. Daniel Levin reviews.

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, ...

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 ...

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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