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On literature

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0151008124 9780151008124
OCLC Number: 55220364
Description: x, 334 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: On some functions of literature --
A reading of the Paradiso --
On the style of The communist manifesto --
The mists of the Valoi --
Wilde : parados and aphorism --
A portrait of the artist as bachelor --
Between La Mancha and Babel --
Borges and my anxiety of influence --
On Camporesi : blood, body, life --
On symbolism --
On style --
Les Sémaphores sous la Pluie --
The flaws in the form --
Intertextual irony and levels of reading --
The Poetics and us --
The American myth in three anti-American generations --
The power of falsehood --
How I write.
Other Titles: Sulla letteratura.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Martin McLaughlin.
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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.

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