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Eco, Umberto

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The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )
1,011 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 30 languages and held by 9,518 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 )
354 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 5,343 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 )
201 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,886 libraries worldwide
A panoramic historical novel set in the seventeenth century follows a young aristocrat who goes to sea to find love and an old Jesuit with a boundless scientific knowledge
Baudolino by Umberto Eco( Book )
196 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 24 languages and held by 3,803 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
The Prague cemetery by Umberto Eco( Book )
106 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,989 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."--
The mysterious flame of Queen Loana : an illustrated novel by Umberto Eco( Book )
105 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 2,910 libraries worldwide
Yambo a rare book dealer in Milan, has amnesia. To retrieve his memory he searches through old newspapers, records, photo albums, diaries and relives the story of his generation. His memories run wild and life races before his eyes
How to write a thesis by Umberto Eco( Book )
305 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,358 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
History of beauty by Umberto Eco( Book )
73 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,299 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
Art and beauty in the Middle Ages by Umberto Eco( Book )
86 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,177 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
A theory of semiotics by Umberto Eco( Book )
170 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 2,176 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
Semiotics and the philosophy of language by Umberto Eco( Book )
111 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,973 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 search for the perfect language by Umberto Eco( Book )
103 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,789 libraries worldwide
De Adán a la "confusio linguarum" - La pansemiótica cabalística - La lengua perfecta de Dante - El "Ars magna" de Ramón Llull - La hipótesis monogenética y las lenguas - Cabalismo y lulismo en la cultura moderna - La lengua perfecta de las imágenes - La lengua mágica - Las poligrafías - Las lenguas filosóficas a priori - George Dalgarno - John Wilkins - Francis Lodwick - De Leibniz a la enciclopedia - Las lenguas filosóficas desde la ilustración - Las lenguas internacionales auxiliares - La búsqueda de la lengua perfecta
On ugliness by Ke Ai( Book )
52 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,786 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
Kant and the platypus : essays on language and cognition by Umberto Eco( Book )
80 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,592 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 )
38 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,523 libraries worldwide
1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured by local partisans and shot in a summary execution. The precise circumstances of Il Duce's death remain shrouded in confusion and controversy. 1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed writer picking up hack work, is offered a fee he can't refuse to ghost-write a memoir. His subject: a fledgling newspaper, which happens to be financed by a powerful media magnate. As Colonna gets to know the team of journalists, he learns the paranoid theories of Braggadocio who is convinced that Mussolini's corpse was a body-double and part of a wider Fascist plot. It's the scoop he desperately needs. The evidence? He's working on it. Colonna is sceptical. But when a body is found, stabbed to death in a back alley and the paper is shut down, even he is jolted out of his complacency
The role of the reader : explorations in the semiotics of texts by Umberto Eco( Book )
59 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 1,378 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 )
40 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,231 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
The limits of interpretation by Umberto Eco( Book )
33 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,066 libraries worldwide
Belief or nonbelief? : a confrontation by Umberto Eco( Book )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 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 )
33 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 894 libraries worldwide
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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, U.
Eco, Umberto
Eco, Umberto 1932-
Eko, Oumperto
Eko, Oumperto, 1932-
Eko, U.
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Ėko, Umberto 1932-
Ėko, Umberto 1932-2016
Humbertus Eco
Iīkū, Ūmbirtū 1932-
Īkū, Ūmbirtū 1932-
Īkū, Umbirtū, 1932-2016
Iykū, Umbirtū 1932-
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)
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Umbertu Ecu
Ουμπέρτο Έκο
Умберта Эка
Умберто Еко
Умберто Эко
Умбэрта Эка
Эко У. 1932-
Эко, Умберто
Эко, Умберто 1932-
Эко, Умберто, 1932-2016
Эко, Умберто итальянский учёный-философ, историк-медиевист, специалист по семиотике, писатель
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אקו, אומברטו
אקו, אומברטו 1932-
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إكو، أمبيرتو، 1932-
أمبرتو إكو، 1932-
أمبرتو إيكو، 1932-
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اومبرتو اکو
اومبئرتو ائکو
إيكو، أمبرتو، 1932-
إيكو، أمبرطو، 1932-
إيكو، أومبرتو، 1932-
اکو، اومبرتو, 1932-2016
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에코, 움베르토 1932-
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
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