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Eco, Umberto

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The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )
707 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 26 languages and held by 8,788 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 )
131 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 3,791 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
Baudolino by Umberto Eco( Book )
142 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 3,577 libraries worldwide
As always with Eco, this novel includes dazzling digressions, outrageous tricks, pages of extraordinary feeling and poetry, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern age. Baudolino is a marvellous tale by the author of 'The Name of the Rose'
The Prague cemetery by Umberto Eco( Book )
69 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,828 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."--
How to write a thesis by Umberto Eco( Book )
231 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,252 libraries worldwide
Eco's approach is anything but dry and academic. He not only offers practical advice but also considers larger questions about the value of the thesis-writing exercise. How to Write a Thesis is unlike any other writing manual. It reads like a novel. It is opinionated. It is frequently irreverent, sometimes polemical, and often hilarious. Eco advises students how to avoid "thesis neurosis" and he answers the important question "Must You Read Books?" He reminds students "You are not Proust" and "Write everything that comes into your head, but only in the first draft." Of course, there was no Internet in 1977, but Eco's index card research system offers important lessons about critical thinking and information curating for students of today who may be burdened by Big Data."--Publisher's description
Art and beauty in the Middle Ages by Umberto Eco( Book )
96 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,204 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 )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 2,197 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 )
116 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,989 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
History of beauty ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,762 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
The limits of interpretation by Umberto Eco( Book )
89 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,707 libraries worldwide
Essais écrits dans la seconde moitié des années 1980. La littérature est soumise à la question, à travers des oeuvres de Dante, Leopardi, Joyce et Eco lui-même
Kant and the platypus : essays on language and cognition by Umberto Eco( Book )
84 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,597 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
Numero zero by Umberto Eco( Book )
26 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,575 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"--
A theory of semiotics by Umberto Eco( Book )
32 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,527 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 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,518 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
On ugliness by Umberto Eco( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,391 libraries worldwide
In a companion volume to his "History of Beauty," the renowned philosopher and cultural critic analyzes our attraction to the gruesome, horrific, and repellant in visual culture and the arts, drawing on abundant examples of painting and sculpture, ranging from antiquity to the works of Bosch, Goya, and others
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 1,327 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 )
43 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,236 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 926 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 902 libraries worldwide
This is not the end of the book : a conversation by Jean-Claude Carrière( Book )
34 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 639 libraries worldwide
This beautifully produced book, an object of desire in itself, is the transcription of a long conversation between the two men in which they discuss a vast range of subjects, from what can be defined as the first book, to the idea of the library, the burning of books both accidental and deliberate, and what will happen to knowledge and memory when infinite amounts of information are available at the click of a mouse
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Aike, Anbotuo, 1932-2016
Dedalus 1932-
Dedalus 1932-2016
Dedalus 1932- Schriftsteller
Dedalus Schriftsteller 1932-2016
Eco, Humberto
Eco, Humberto, 1932-
Eco, Humberto 1932-2016
Eco, U.
Eco U. 1932-
Eco, Umberto
Eco, Umberto 1932-
Eko, Oumperto
Eko, Oumperto 1932-2016
Eko, Oumperto 2-
Eko, U.
Ėko, Umberto
Ėko, Umberto 1932-
Ėko, Umberto 1932-2016
Humbertus Eco
Iīkū, Ūmbirtū 1932-
Iīkū, Ūmbirtū, 1932-2016
Īkū, Umbartū, 1932-2016
Īkū, Ūmbirtū 1932-
Īkū, Umbirtū, 1932-2016
Iykū, Umbirtū 1932-
Iykū, Umbirtū, 1932-2016
Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco escritor y filósofo italiano
Umberto Eco escritor y filósofo italiano, experto en semiótica
Umberto Eco Itala semiotikisto (1932-)
Umberto Eco Italiaans filosoof
Umberto Eco Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist
Umberto Eco italienischer Schriftsteller
Umberto Eco italiensk semiotiker, filosof og forfatter
Umberto Eco olasz író, esszéista, filozófus, irodalomkritikus
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
Umberto Eco universitaire, sémioticien, érudit, traducteur, philosophe et romancier italien
Umberto Eco włoski filozof i pisarz
Umberto Eco Yachay wayllukuq wan qillqaq (Italya)
Umberto Eko
Umberts Ekos
Umbertu Ecu
Ουμπέρτο Έκο
Умберта Эка
Умберто Еко
Умберто Эко
Умбэрта Эка
Эко, Умберто.
Эко, Умберто 1932-
Эко, Умберто, 1932-2016
Эко, Умберто итальянский учёный-философ, историк-медиевист, специалист по семиотике, писатель
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אומברטו אקו
אקו, אומברטו
אקו, אומברטו 1932-
اكو، أمبيرتو
إكو، أمبيرتو، 1932-
أمبرتو إكو، 1932-
أمبرتو إيكو، 1932-
أومبرتو إكو
اومبرتو اکو
اومبئرتو ائکو
ايكو، أمبرتو
إيكو، أمبرتو، 1932-
إيكو، أمبرطو، 1932-
إيكو، أومبرتو، 1932-
اکو، اومبرتو, 1932-2016
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อุมแบร์โต เอโก
უმბერტო ეკო
에코, 움베르토
에코, 움베르토 1932-2016
움베르토 에코
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
エ-コ, ウンベルト 1932-2016
エーコ, U.
エーコ, ウンベルト
埃柯, 安伯托
埃科, 翁贝尓托
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