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Eco, Umberto

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The name of the rose by Umberto Eco ( Book )
115 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 6,382 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 )
44 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 4,066 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 )
167 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 3,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As always with Eco, this novel includes dazzling digressions, outrageous tricks, pages of extraordinary feeling and poetry, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern age. Baudolino is a marvellous tale by the author of 'The Name of the Rose'
The island of the day before by Umberto Eco ( Book )
32 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 2,977 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
The role of the reader explorations in the semiotics of texts by Umberto Eco ( )
47 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 2,857 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 Prague cemetery by Umberto Eco ( Book )
26 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,821 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 limits of interpretation by Umberto Eco ( )
29 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 2,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Serendipities language & lunacy by Umberto Eco ( Book )
32 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 2,294 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 2,282 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
The Sign of three Dupin, Holmes, Peirce by Umberto Eco ( )
17 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 2,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art and beauty in the Middle Ages by Umberto Eco ( Book )
21 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of beauty ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,730 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 mysterious flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,667 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
A theory of semiotics by Umberto Eco ( Book )
42 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On ugliness by Umberto Eco ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,362 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
Semiotics and the philosophy of language by Umberto Eco ( Book )
38 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the medieval theory of signs by Umberto Eco ( )
15 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,325 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
The search for the perfect language by Umberto Eco ( Book )
23 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the tree to the labyrinth : historical studies on the sign and interpretation by Umberto Eco ( )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kant and the platypus : essays on language and cognition by Umberto Eco ( Book )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,131 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."--BOOK JACKET
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Alternative Names
Dedalus 1932-
Dedalus Schriftsteller 1932-
Eco, Humberto
Eco, U.
Eco, Umberto
Eco, Umberto 1932-
Eko, Oumberto
Eko, Oumperto
Eko, U.
Eko, Umberto.
Ėko, Umberto 1932-
Iīkū, Ūmbirtū 1932-
Īkū, Ūmbirtū 1932-
Iykū, Umbirtū 1932-
Oumperto Eko
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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