On Literature

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Author:Umberto Eco

9780099453949 | PB | pp. 352 | 2006 | Vintage

Remarkably accessible and unfailingly stimulating, this collection of essays exhibits the diversity of in interests and the depth of knowledge that have made Umberto Eco one of the world’s leading writers.This volume will appeal to anyone interested in how new light is shed on old masters by a great contemporary mind.

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Remarkably accessible and unfailingly stimulating, this collection of essays exhibits the diversity of in interests and the depth of knowledge that have made Umberto Eco one of the world’s leading writers. From musings on Ptolemy and reflections on the experimental writing of Borges and Joyce, to revelations of his own authorial ambitions and fears, Eco’s luminous intelligence is on display throughout. This volume will appeal to anyone interested in how new light is shed on old masters by a great contemporary mind.

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Author:

Umberto Eco

ISBN:

9780099453949

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

352

Year of Publication:

2006

Publisher:

Vintage

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Umberto Eco is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna. His collections of essays include Kant and the Platypus, Serendipities, Travels in Hyperreality, and How to Travel with a Salmon. He is also the author of the bestselling novels The Name of the Rose, Foucault’s Pendulum, and Baudolino. His most recent novel is The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana. He lives in Milan.

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