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The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )

748 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 27 languages and held by 8,930 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 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 )

249 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 4,939 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 mysterious flame of Queen Loana : an illustrated novel by Umberto Eco( Book )

107 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,907 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
Art and beauty in the Middle Ages by Umberto Eco( Book )

99 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,217 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 Prague cemetery by Umberto Eco( Book )

40 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Turin et Palerme à Paris, nous croisons des hystériques, des satanistes, des escrocs, un abbé qui meurt deux fois, des cadavres dans un égout, des jésuites complotant contre des francs-maçons, des confraternités diaboliques et des carbonari étranglant des prêtres. Nous assistons à la naissance de l'affaire Dreyfus et à la fabrication des Protocoles des Sages de Sion. Nous prenons part à des conspirations, aux massacres de la Commune et à des messes noires... Tout est vrai dans ce savoureux feuilleton, à l'exception du principal narrateur, Simon Simonini, dont les actes ne relèvent cependant en rien de la fiction
Semiotics and the philosophy of language by Umberto Eco( Book )

118 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,001 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
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
The limits of interpretation by Umberto Eco( Book )

85 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,633 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
Numero zero by Umberto Eco( Book )

33 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,626 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 )

83 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,601 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 )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,515 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
On ugliness by Umberto Eco( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,393 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
L oeuvre ouverte by Umberto Eco( Book )

224 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'original italien a paru en 1962 et la première traduction française en 1965. Réflexions esthétiques sur un type d'oeuvres (musicales, littéraires, architecturales, etc.) dont la structure exige de l'interprète ou du consommateur une intervention particulière. Il s'agit d'une certaine indétermination dans la forme qui exige une part de "création" et d'interprétation du consommateur de l'oeuvre. L'ouvrage contient d'abord cinq essais où l'auteur tente d'expliquer sa pensée; pour expliquer le message de l'oeuvre d'art, il fait appel à la théorie de l'information de Wiener. La seconde moitié du livre est une étude complète consacrée à la poétique de Joyce, où Eco suit l'évolution des structures utilisées par l'écrivain
The aesthetics of Thomas Aquinas by Umberto Eco( Book )

58 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 1,329 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)
Six walks in the fictional woods by Umberto Eco( Book )

84 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, the book reveals its serious side. What are the implications for society when the line between reality and fiction becomes blurred? How are stories ("plots" in the most insidious sense of the word) constructed over the course of time? In order to be responsible citizens of the world, Eco shows, we must be skilled and incisive readers. Getting lost in the blurry region where the real and the fictional merge can be a disturbing experience. But Eco's unerring sense of direction gives us confidence, encourages us to explore. We learn how to be better readers - how to question texts, even as they are subtly influencing us. In Eco's company, this dark forest becomes a realm of curiosity, discovery, and sheer delight
Serendipities : language & lunacy by Umberto Eco( Book )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,237 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
On literature by Umberto Eco( Book )

50 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,210 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
Belief or nonbelief? : a confrontation by Umberto Eco( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 918 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
Travels in hyper reality : essays by Umberto Eco( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays discuss the Middle Ages, language, culture, the media, sports, fashion, photography, films, and philosophy
 
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The name of the rose
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Aike, Anbotuo, 1932-2016

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Iīkū, Ūmbirtū 1932-

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Īkū, Umbartū, 1932-2016

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Umberto Eco escritor y filósofo italiano, experto en semiótica

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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

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

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

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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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Foucault's pendulumThe mysterious flame of Queen Loana : an illustrated novelArt and beauty in the Middle AgesThe Prague cemeterySemiotics and the philosophy of languageHistory of beautyThe limits of interpretationKant and the platypus : essays on language and cognition