WorldCat Identities

Eco, Umberto

Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Umberto Eco
The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )

990 editions published between 1924 and 2015 in 33 languages and held by 9,567 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
Foucault's pendulum by Umberto Eco( Book )

376 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 23 languages and held by 5,504 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 island of the day before by Umberto Eco( Book )

219 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 25 languages and held by 4,011 WorldCat member 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 )

189 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 25 languages and held by 3,785 WorldCat member 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 )

119 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 3,149 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 )

118 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 23 languages and held by 2,998 WorldCat member 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
History of beauty by Umberto Eco( Book )

76 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,367 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
A theory of semiotics by Umberto Eco( Book )

161 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,208 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
The open work by Umberto Eco( Book )

246 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than twenty years after its original appearance in Italian, The Open Work remains significant for its powerful concept of "openness"--the artist's decision to leave arrangements of some constituents of a work to the public or to chance--and for its striking anticipation of two major themes of contemporary literary theory: the element of multiplicity and plurality in art, and the insistence on literary response as an interactive process between reader and text. The questions Umberto Eco raises, and the answers he suggests, are intertwined in the continuing debate on literature, art, and culture in general. This entirely new edition, edited for the English-language audience with the approval of Eco himself, includes an authoritative introduction by David Robey that explores Eco's thought at the period of The Open Work, prior to his absorption in semiotics. The book now contains key essays on Eco's mentor Luigi Pareyson, on television and mass culture, and on the politics of art. Harvard University Press will publish separately and simultaneously the extended study of James Joyce that was originally part of The Open Work, entitled The Aesthetics of Chaosmos: The Middle Ages of James Joyce. The Open Work explores a set of issues in aesthetics that remain central to critical theory, and does so in a characteristically vivid style. Eco's convincing manner of presenting ideas and his instinct for the lively example are threaded compellingly throughout. This book is at once a major treatise in modern aesthetics and an excellent introduction to Eco's thought
How to write a thesis by Umberto Eco( Book )

345 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,120 WorldCat member 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
Semiotics and the philosophy of language by Umberto Eco( Book )

114 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,017 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
The search for the perfect language by Umberto Eco( Book )

130 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,999 WorldCat member 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
Art and beauty in the Middle Ages by Umberto Eco( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,814 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
The limits of interpretation by Umberto Eco( Book )

118 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,690 WorldCat member 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
The mysterious flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco( Recording )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,601 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 one memory that may be most sacred - that of Lila Saba, his first love
Kant and the platypus : essays on language and cognition by Umberto Eco( Book )

84 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,574 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
On literature by Umberto Eco( Book )

87 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 17 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The role of the reader : explorations in the semiotics of texts by Umberto Eco( Book )

54 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Ukrainian and held by 1,359 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 )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,216 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 )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 957 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
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.03 for Reading Ec ... to 0.78 for How to wri ...)

Alternative Names
Dedalus.

Dedalus 1932-

Dedalus Schriftsteller 1932-

Eco, Humberto.

Eco, U.

Eco, Umberto

Eco, Umberto 1932-

Eko, Oumperto.

Eko, U.

Eko, Umberto.

Ėko, Umberto 1932-

Humbertus Eco

Iīkū, Ūmbirtū 1932-

Īkū, Ūmbirtū 1932-

Iykū, Umbirtū 1932-

Umberto Eco

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 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 włoski filozof i pisarz

Umberto Eko

Umbertu Ecu

Ουμπέρτο Έκο

Умберта Эка

Умберто Еко

Умберто Эко

Умбэрта Эка

Эко, Умберто.

Эко, Умберто 1932-

Эко, Умберто итальянский учёный-философ, историк-медиевист, специалист по семиотике, писатель

Ումբերտո Էկո

אומברטו אקו

אקו, אומברטו

אקו, אומברטו 1932-

اكو، أمبيرتو

إكو، أمبيرتو، 1932-

أمبرتو إكو، 1932-

أمبرتو إيكو، 1932-

أومبرتو إكو

اومبرتو اکو

إيكو، أمبرتو، 1932-

إيكو، أومبرتو، 1932-

ਉਮਬੇਰਤੋ ਈਕੋ

உம்பெர்த்தோ எக்கோ

ഉംബർട്ടോ എക്കോ

อุมแบร์โต เอโก

ཨུམ་བེར་ཏོ་ཨེ་ཀོ།

უმბერტო ეკო

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

エーコ, U

エーコ, ウンベルト

翁贝托·埃可

艾可, 安伯托.

Languages
Covers
Foucault's pendulumThe island of the day beforeBaudolinoThe Prague cemeteryThe mysterious flame of Queen Loana : an illustrated novelHistory of beautyA theory of semioticsThe open work