Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor.

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Foucaults Pendulum by Umberto Eco by Umberto Eco
Three book editors jaded by reading far too many crackpot manuscripts on the mystic and the occult are inspired by an extraordinary conspiracy story told to them by a strange colonel to have some fun. They start feeding random bits of information into a powerful computer capable of inventing connections between the entries thinking they are creating nothing more than an amusing game but then their game starts to take over the deaths start mounting and they are forced into a frantic search  read more
On Literature by Umberto Eco by Umberto Eco
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 worlds 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 Ecos 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 contem  read more
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco by Umberto Eco
In this fascinating abundant new novel from the incomparable Eco Yambo a rarebook dealer has suffered a bizarre form of memory loss. He can remember every book he ever read but nothing about his own life. In an effort to retrieve his past he withdraws into his old family home and searches through boxes of old newspapers comics records photo albums and diaries kept in the attic. And so Yambo relives his youth Mussolini Catholic education Josephine Baker Flash Gordon Fred Astaire. Hi  read more
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On Beauty: A History of a Western Idea by Umberto Eco
On Beauty: A History of a Western Idea  read more
The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
Nineteenth-century Europe abounds with conspiracy both ghastly and mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian priests are strangled with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate black masses by night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, lay just one man?  read more
Travels in Hyper Reality (Harvest Book) by Umberto Eco
Travels in Hyper Reality (Harvest Book)  read more
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Inventing the Enemy by Umberto Eco
Covers various topics on which the author has written and lectured over the years, from the discussion of ideas that have inspired his novels - exploring lost islands, mythical realms, and the medieval world in the process - to a disquisition on the theme that runs through his novel, "The Prague Cemetery", that every country needs an enemy.  read more
The Name of the Rose (Reading Guide Edition) by Umberto Eco
Set in Italy in the Middle Ages, this work is not only a narrative of a murder investigation in a monastery in 1327, but also a chronicle of the 14th century religious wars, a history of monastic orders, and a compendium of heretical movements.  read more
Numero Zero by Umberto Eco
1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The precise circumstances of Il Duce's death remain shrouded in confusion and controversy. 1992, Milan. Colonna takes a job at a fledgling newspaper financed by a powerful media magnate.  read more
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The Bond Affair by Umberto Eco
1966. 173 pages. White pictorial dust jacket over black cloth boards with silver lettering. Good clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Light foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Light wear to dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to spine, edge and corners.  read more
Comment Voyager avec un Saumon by Umberto Eco
1997. 283 pages. French. Dated 1997. White pictorial card covers. Pages are mildly tanned and foxed. Text remains clear throughout. Minor creasing to front card. Binding remains firm.  read more
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