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Eco, Umberto

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Most widely held works by Umberto Eco
Foucault's pendulum by Umberto Eco( Book )

251 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 5,113 WorldCat member 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 name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )

100 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 4,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1327, finding his sensitive mission at an Italian abbey further complicated by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William of Baskerville turns detective
The Prague cemetery by Umberto Eco( Book )

80 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,939 WorldCat member 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 )

101 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 2,914 WorldCat member 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
The island of the day before by Umberto Eco( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 2,870 WorldCat member 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
Art and beauty in the Middle Ages by Umberto Eco( Book )

92 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,191 WorldCat member 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
Semiotics and the philosophy of language by Umberto Eco( Book )

114 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member 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
A theory of semiotics by Umberto Eco( Book )

90 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,820 WorldCat member 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
On ugliness by Ke Ai( Book )

52 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,795 WorldCat member 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
History of beauty( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,761 WorldCat member 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 7 languages and held by 1,602 WorldCat member 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
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 1,597 WorldCat member 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
The mysterious flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco( Recording )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member 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
Postscript to The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )

62 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five moral pieces by Umberto Eco( Book )

51 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,377 WorldCat member 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 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 1,326 WorldCat member 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 1,239 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member 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 )

36 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member 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 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These days it is almost impossible to get away from discussions of whether the book will survive the digital revolution. Blogs, tweets and newspaper articles on the subject appear daily. Amidst the twittering, the thoughts of Jean-Claude Carriere and Umberto Eco come as a breath of fresh air
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The name of the rose
Alternative Names
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-

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)

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


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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


艾可, 安伯托.


艾柯, 翁贝托

The name of the roseThe Prague cemeteryThe mysterious flame of Queen Loana : an illustrated novelThe island of the day beforeArt and beauty in the Middle AgesSemiotics and the philosophy of languageA theory of semioticsOn ugliness