Most widely held works about Umberto Eco
Most widely held works by Umberto Eco
The name of the rose by Umberto Eco ( Book )
465 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 35 languages and held by 4,833 libraries worldwide
The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. His delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror. The body of one monk is found in a cask of pigs' blood, another is floating in a bathhouse, still another is crushed at the foot of a cliff.
Foucault's pendulum by Umberto Eco ( Book )
234 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 24 languages and held by 3,956 libraries worldwide
Three editors conspire to devise a plan of their own about European history. As they feed all the information into their computer, they think it is a terrific joke--until people begin to mysteriously disappear.
The island of the day before by Umberto Eco ( Book )
132 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 26 languages and held by 2,962 libraries worldwide
A 17th Century Italian knight recounts his adventures during a siege in the Thirty Years' War and afterwards in naval espionage against the British. In between, he describes the salons of Paris, lessons in fencing and reasons of state, and gives his thoughts on writing love letters and on blasphemy.
The mysterious flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco ( Book )
92 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 22 languages and held by 2,950 libraries worldwide
Having suffered a complete loss of memory regarding every aspect of his identity, Yambo withdraws to a family home outside of Milan, where he sorts through boxes of old records and experiences memories in the form of a graphic novel.
Baudolino by Umberto Eco ( Book )
137 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 23 languages and held by 2,921 libraries worldwide
Born a simple peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino narrates the story of his life, from his adoption by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and his education in Paris to his arrival in Constantinople during the turmoil of the Fourth Crusade.
Art and beauty in the Middle Ages by Umberto Eco ( Book )
49 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 1,793 libraries worldwide
The role of the reader : explorations in the semiotics of texts by Umberto Eco ( Book )
33 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and held by 1,770 libraries worldwide
A theory of semiotics by Umberto Eco ( Book )
86 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 1,478 libraries worldwide
The search for the perfect language by Umberto Eco ( Book )
55 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,398 libraries worldwide
Serendipities : language & lunacy by Umberto Eco ( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,373 libraries worldwide
Umberto Eco's latest work unlocks the riddles of history in an exploration of the "linguistics of the lunatic," stories told by scholars, scientists, poets, fanatics, and ordinary people in order to make sense of the world. Exploring the "Force of the False," Eco uncovers layers of mistakes that have shaped human history, such as Columbus's assumption that the world was much smaller than it is, leading him to seek out a quick route to the East via the West and thus fortuitously "discovering" America. In a careful unveiling of the fabulous and the false, Eco shows us how serendipities - unanticipated truths - often spring from mistaken ideas. From Leibniz's belief that the I Ching illustrated the principles of calculus to Marco Polo's mistaking a rhinoceros for a unicorn, Eco tours the labyrinth of intellectual history, illuminating the ways in which we project the familiar onto the strange.
Travels in hyper reality : essays by Umberto Eco ( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 1,366 libraries worldwide
Essays discuss the Middle Ages, language, culture, the media, sports, fashion, photography, films, and philosophy.
The limits of interpretation by Umberto Eco ( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,292 libraries worldwide
Five moral pieces by Umberto Eco ( Book )
40 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 1,274 libraries worldwide
One of the world's leading writers and intellectuals reflects on the most pressing social, political, and cultural issues of the day. "One of the most influential thinkers of our time."--"Los Angeles Times."
The open work by Umberto Eco ( Book )
123 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 16 languages and held by 1,270 libraries worldwide
Kant and the platypus : essays on language and cognition by Umberto Eco ( Book )
50 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 1,229 libraries worldwide
La perception que nous avons des choses dépend-elle de la structure de notre appareil cognitif, de la structure de notre appareil linguistique ou des deux ? L'auteur réactualise le thème présenté dans le "Traité de sémiotique générale" en reprenant le problème de la référence, de l'iconisme et de la vérité. Il pratique une série d'explorations en partant du sens commun.
Semiotics and the philosophy of language by Umberto Eco ( Book )
42 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 1,221 libraries worldwide
Postscript to The name of the rose by Umberto Eco ( Book )
55 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 1,213 libraries worldwide
On literature by Umberto Eco ( Book )
45 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 15 languages and held by 1,138 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays and addresses includes the author's musings on Ptolemy, his reflections on the experimental writings of Borges and Joyce, and confessions about his own ambitions and anxieties.
The Sign of three : Dupin, Holmes, Peirce ( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 1,135 libraries worldwide
How to travel with a salmon & other essays by Umberto Eco ( Book )
64 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 18 languages and held by 1,042 libraries worldwide
How to Travel with a Salmon is a highly engaging collection of what Umberto Eco calls his diario minimo - minimal diaries - after the magazine column in which he began "pursuing the pathways of parody.".
Aesthetics Aesthetics, Medieval Alchemists Art Art and philosophy Art--Philosophy Church history Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Crusades Crusades (Fourth, 1202-1204) Detective and mystery stories Discourse analysis Eco, Umberto Europe Fiction Foucault's pendulum History Idolatry Intercultural communication Italian essays Italian fiction Italy Joyce, James,--1882-1941 Language, Universal Language and culture Language and languages Language and languages--Philosophy Literature Martini, Carlo Maria,--1927- Memory disorders Monastic libraries Nome della rosa (Eco, Umberto) Oceania Philosophy Philosophy and religion Poetry Political and social views Psychological fiction Reader-response criticism Religions Semantics (Philosophy) Semiotics Semiotics and literature Shipwrecks Social values Thought and thinking Translating and interpreting Translations Voodooism
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Multiple languages (11)
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