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The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )
394 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 21 languages and held by 5,752 libraries worldwide
Who is killing monks in a great medieval abbey famed for its library and why? Brother William of Baskerville is sent to find out, taking with him the assistant who later tells the tale of his investigations. Eco's celebrated story combines elements of detective fiction, metaphysical thriller, post-modernist puzzle and historical novel in one of the few twentieth-century books, which can be described as genuinely unique. "The Name of the Rose" was made into a film in 1986, starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
Foucault's pendulum by Umberto Eco( Book )
132 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 3,804 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 )
147 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,748 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 Prague cemetery by Umberto Eco( Book )
69 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,829 libraries worldwide
"19th-century Europe--from Turin to Prague to Paris--abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. In Italy, republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. In France, during the Paris Commune, people eat mice, plan bombings and rebellions in the streets, and celebrate Black Masses. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating conspiracies and even massacres. There are false beards, false lawyers, false wills, even false deaths. From the Dreyfus Affair to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Jews are blamed for everything. One man connects each of these threads into a massive crazy-quilt conspiracy within conspiracies. Here, he confesses all, thanks to Umberto Eco's ingenious imagination--a thrill-ride through the underbelly of actual, world-shattering events."--
Art and beauty in the Middle Ages by Umberto Eco( Book )
99 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,213 libraries worldwide
In this authoritative, lively book, the celebrated Italian novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco presents a learned summary of medieval aesthetic ideas. Juxtaposing theology and science, poetry and mysticism, Eco explores the relationship that existed between the aesthetic theories and the artistic experience and practice of medieval culture. -- Publisher's website
The mysterious flame of Queen Loana : an illustrated novel by Umberto Eco( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 2,190 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
Semiotics and the philosophy of language by Umberto Eco( Book )
119 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,001 libraries worldwide
Comment se guider dans le labyrinthe séculaire, celui de la Bibliothèque de Babel? La réflexion s'organise autour d'une série de termes classiques (tels que signe, métaphore, symbole, code, signifié) qui ont été étudiés soit par la philosophie du langage, soit par la sémiotique. L'unité du propos est assurée par deux thèses principales : d'abord, une sémiotique générale représente la forme contemporaine d'une philosophie des langages (et on pourrait soutenir que beaucoup de philosophes, d'Aristote aux stoïciens, de saint Augustin à Locke, de Leibniz à Husserl, ont fait de la sémiotique, et de la meilleure) ; ensuite, la crise actuelle de ce champ théorique peut être comprise et dépassée à travers une reconstruction historique. -- Back cover
The open work by Umberto Eco( Book )
138 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,956 libraries worldwide
L'original italien a paru en 1962 et la première traduction française en 1965. Réflexions esthétiques sur un type d'oeuvres (musicales, littéraires, architecturales, etc.) dont la structure exige de l'interprète ou du consommateur une intervention particulière. Il s'agit d'une certaine indétermination dans la forme qui exige une part de "création" et d'interprétation du consommateur de l'oeuvre. L'ouvrage contient d'abord cinq essais où l'auteur tente d'expliquer sa pensée; pour expliquer le message de l'oeuvre d'art, il fait appel à la théorie de l'information de Wiener. La seconde moitié du livre est une étude complète consacrée à la poétique de Joyce, où Eco suit l'évolution des structures utilisées par l'écrivain
The search for the perfect language by Umberto Eco( Book )
81 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,871 libraries worldwide
Encyclopédique enquête tant sur la langue initiale avant Babel que sur les tentatives de créer une langue idéale (et unique) après ce chaos. Suivant la trame historique, d'Adam à l'espéranto, l'auteur, volubile et généreux, nous entraîne dans une entreprise culturelle ahurissante
History of beauty ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,764 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: What is beauty? What is art? What is taste and fashion? Is beauty something to be observed coolly and rationally or is it something dangerously involving? So begins Umberto Eco's intriguing journey into the aesthetics of beauty, in which he explores the ever-changing concept of the beautiful from the ancient Greeks to today. While closely examining the development of the visual arts and drawing on works of literature from each era, Eco broadens his enquiries to consider a range of concepts, including the idea of love, the unattainable woman, natural inspiration versus numeric formulas, and the continuing importance of ugliness, cruelty, and even the demonic. Professor Eco takes us from classical antiquity to the present day, dispelling many preconceptions along the way and concluding that the relevance of his research is urgent because we live in an age of great reverence for beauty, "an orgy of tolerance, the total syncretism and the absolute and unstoppable polytheism of Beauty." In this, his first illustrated book, Professor Eco offers a layered approach that includes a running narrative, abundant examples of painting and sculpture, and excerpts from writers and philosophers of each age, plus comparative tables. A true road map to the idea of beauty for any reader who wishes to journey into this wonderful realm with Eco's nimble mind as guide
Numero zero by Umberto Eco( Book )
30 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,608 libraries worldwide
"From the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, a novel about the murky world of media politics, conspiracy, and murder. A newspaper committed to blackmail and mud slinging, rather than reporting the news. A paranoid editor, walking through the streets of Milan, reconstructing fifty years of history against the backdrop of a plot involving the cadaver of Mussolini's double. The murder of Pope John Paul I, the CIA, red terrorists handled by secret services, twenty years of bloodshed, and events that seem outlandish until the BBC proves them true. A fragile love story between two born losers, a failed ghost writer, and a vulnerable girl, who specializes in celebrity gossip yet cries over the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh. And then a dead body that suddenly appears in a back alley in Milan. Set in 1992 and foreshadowing the mysteries and follies of the following twenty years, Numero Zero is a scintillating take on our times from the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum"
Kant and the platypus : essays on language and cognition by Umberto Eco( Book )
88 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,606 libraries worldwide
"In these essays, Umberto Eco explores in depth such subjects as perception, the relationship between language and experience, and iconism that he only touched on in A Theory of Semiotics. Forgoing a formal, systematic treatment, Eco engages in a series of explorations based on common sense, from which flow an abundance of illustrative fables, often with animals as protagonists. Among the characters, a position of prominence is reserved for the platypus, which appears to have been created specifically to "put the cat among the pigeons" as far as many theories of knowledge are concerned."--Jacket
A theory of semiotics by Umberto Eco( Book )
34 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,530 libraries worldwide
"The aim of this book is to explore the theoretical possibility and the social function of a unified approach to every phenomenon of signification and/or communication. Such an approach should take the form of a general semiotic theory, able to explain every case of sign-function in terms of underlying systems of elements mutually correlated by one or more codes."--P. 3
The mysterious flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,515 libraries worldwide
When book dealer Yambo suffers amnesia, he loses all sense of who he is, but retains memories of all the books, poems, songs and movies he has ever experienced. To reclaim his identity, he retreats to the family home and rummaged through the old letters, photographs and mementos stored in the attic. Yambo's mind swirls with thoughts, and he struggles to retrieve the one memory that may be most sacred--that of Lila Saba, his first love
The aesthetics of Thomas Aquinas by Umberto Eco( Book )
64 editions published between 1956 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,397 libraries worldwide
The role of the reader : explorations in the semiotics of texts by Umberto Eco( Book )
44 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 1,333 libraries worldwide
The essays in this book focus on the role of the reader in textual interpretation. Specifically, they examine "open" and "closed" texts. The three essays in Part I deal with both verbal and nonverbal texts. The first considers musical compositions that leave considerable autonomy to the individual performer and also discusses the phenomenon of the "unfinished work" in contemporary art and aesthetic theory. The second and third essays examine how the procedures of aesthetic manipulation of language produce the interpretive cooperation of the addressee. Closed texts are represented by examples from popular culture in the three essays in Part ii. These examine the sociopolitical assumptions implicit in Superman comic books, the relationship between rhetoric and ideology in the fiction of Eugene Sue, and the narrative structure in Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. The two essays in Part iii provide a theoretical framework for understanding the semiotic strategies of open and closed texts. The first investigates the contributions of contemporary semantics to the study of narrative; the second connects the modalities of textual interpretation with the problem of possible worlds and discusses a story by Alphonse Allais. Appendixes contain an empirical test of the Model Reader as a textual construct and excerpts from "a Most Parisian Episode" by Alphonse Allais. (Fl)
Serendipities : language & lunacy by Umberto Eco( Book )
44 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,238 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
Belief or nonbelief? : a confrontation by Umberto Eco( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 libraries worldwide
An internationally celebrated author and a Vatican cardinal debate issues of religion, spirituality, and philosophy, asking why belief is important, and discussing ethics, abortion, Catholicism, women, and the apocalypse
The Sign of three : Dupin, Holmes, Peirce by Umberto Eco( Book )
34 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 912 libraries worldwide
On the medieval theory of signs by Umberto Eco( Book )
20 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
In the course of the long debate on the nature and the classification of signs, from Boethius to Ockham, there are at least three lines of thought: the Stoic heritage, that influences Augustine, Abelard, Francis Bacon; the Aristotelian tradition, stemming from the commentaries on De Interpretatione; the discussion of the grammarians, from Priscian to the Modistae. Modern interpreters are frequently misled by the fact that the various authors regularly used the same terms. Such a homogeneous terminology, however, covers profound theoretical differences. The aim of these essays is to show that t
 
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Aike, Anbotuo, 1932-2016
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Eco U. 1932-
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Umberto Eco escritor y filósofo italiano, experto en semiótica
Umberto Eco Itala semiotikisto (1932-)
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Umberto Eco Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist
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Umberto Eco universitaire, érudit et romancier italien, connu pour ses nombreux essais universitaires sur la sémiotique, l’esthétique médiévale, la communication de masse, la linguistique et la philosophie, et pour ses œuvres romanesques
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Умберто Эко итальянский учёный-философ, историк-медиевист, специалист по семиотике, писатель
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에코, 움베르토 1932-2016
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ウンベルト・エーコ イタリアの記号論哲学者、小説家、中世研究者、文芸評論家
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