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Eco, Umberto

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The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )
755 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 9,093 WorldCat member 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 night 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 )
309 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 5,313 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
Baudolino by Umberto Eco( Book )
185 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 25 languages and held by 3,878 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 island of the day before by Umberto Eco( Book )
157 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 3,767 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
The Prague cemetery by Umberto Eco( Book )
101 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,665 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 role of the reader explorations in the semiotics of texts by Umberto Eco( )
49 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Ukrainian and held by 2,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this collection of nine essays, Umberto Eco sets forth a dialectic between 'open' and 'closed' texts, between a work of art that actively involves the 'addressee' in its production and one that holds the 'addressee' at bay and seeks to evoke a limited and predetermined response. He investigates the contributions of contemporary semantics to the study of narrative, and connects the modalities of textual interpretation with the problem of possible worlds
The limits of interpretation by Umberto Eco( )
32 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 2,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Serendipities language & lunacy by Umberto Eco( Book )
30 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 2,320 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
The mysterious flame of Queen Loana : an illustrated novel by Umberto Eco( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 2,278 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 )
70 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,166 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
The Sign of three Dupin, Holmes, Peirce by Umberto Eco( )
18 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 2,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art and beauty in the Middle Ages by Umberto Eco( Book )
50 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un précis d'histoire des théories esthétiques élaborées au Moyen Age du VIe au XVe siècle
A theory of semiotics by Umberto Eco( Book )
106 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 2,006 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 mysterious flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco( Recording )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,648 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
Wie man eine wissenschaftliche Abschlußarbeit schreibt : Doktor-, Diplom- und Magisterarbeit in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften by Umberto Eco( Book )
292 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diese Anleitung für die Planung, Gliederung und Niederschrift wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten von Umberto Eco, Professor an der Universität Bologna, ist ebenso gründlich wie virtuos. Nach Ecos eigenen Worten (Einleitung) gibt sein Buch "Auskunft darüber, (1) was man unter einer Abschlußarbeit versteht, (2) wie man das Thema sucht und die Zeit für seine Bearbeitung einteilt, (3) wie man bei der Literatursuche vorgeht, (4) wie man das gefundene Material auswertet und (5) wie man die Ausarbeitung äußerlich gestaltet". Die autorisierte Übersetzung hat Professor Dr. Walter Schick erarbeitet. Eine "erfrischend unkonventionelle Handreichung" nennt er das Buch; es erlaube einen "Blick in die 'Werkstatt' Ecos; denn Beziehungen zu anderen Werken Ecos werden nicht nur durch jenen Abbé Vallet hergestellt, der im vorliegenden Buch wie in 'Der Name der Rose' eine Rolle spielt." Darin liegt freilich nur ein zusätzlicher Reiz und Gewinn der Lektüre. Wichtiger ist: Ecos Buch zeigt, wie man schreiben soll - auf den Leser konzentriert, dem Leser dienend
Postscript to The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )
92 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uiteenzetting over de aard en het ontstaan van de roman "De naam van de roos"
On ugliness by Umberto Eco( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,374 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
On the medieval theory of signs by Umberto Eco( )
16 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member 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
Semiotics and the philosophy of language by Umberto Eco( Book )
41 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The search for the perfect language by Umberto Eco( Book )
56 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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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-
Iīkū, Ūmbirtū 1932-
Īkū, Ūmbirtū 1932-
Iykū, Umbirtū 1932-
Umberto Eco
Эко, Умберто.
Эко, Умберто 1932-
אקו, אומברטו
אקו, אומברטו 1932-
اكو، أمبيرتو
إكو، أمبيرتو، 1932-
أمبرتو إكو، 1932-
أمبرتو إيكو، 1932-
إيكو، أمبرتو، 1932-
إيكو، أومبرتو، 1932-
エーコ, U
エーコ, ウンベルト
艾可, 安伯托.
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