Umberto Eco


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in Alessandria, Italy
January 05, 1932

Died
February 19, 2016

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Umberto Eco was an Italian writer of fiction, essays, academic texts, and children's books. A professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna, Eco’s brilliant fiction is known for its playful use of language and symbols, its astonishing array of allusions and references, and clever use of puzzles and narrative inventions. His perceptive essays on modern culture are filled with a delightful sense of humor and irony, and his ideas on semiotics, interpretation, and aesthetics have established his reputation as one of academia’s foremost thinkers. ...more

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The Name of the Rose

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History of Beauty

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Foucault's Pendulum

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On Ugliness

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The Island of the Day Before

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