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The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco. I also saw the movie.

*The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco. I also saw the movie.

Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist Umberto Eco.  Recommended reading: The Name of the Rose, The Island of the Day Before, and Foucault's Pendulum

Umberto Eco, Italian novelist and philosopher. The Name of the Rose, The Island of the Day Before

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10 Great Historical Novels That Will Transport You Back In Time

The year is Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective.

Umberto Eco, 'Dan Brown should have given me royalties'

Umberto Eco on Berlusconi, bestiality and Beyoncé

My favorite-mv  – FOUCAULT’S PENDULUM, by Umberto Eco

This old book – FOUCAULT’S PENDULUM, by Umberto Eco

“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

Umberto Eco -   Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor.

Italian writer Umberto Eco, shot by Robbie Fimmano for Interview Magazine. As an essayist, he forever changed the way we think about popular culture. As a novelist, Umberto Eco has written the secret history of the world.

Umberto Eco: The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. If it had been possible he would have settled the matter otherwise, and without bloodshed... But he does not repent. He suffers and keeps his mouth shut; if anything, others then exploit him, making him a myth, while he, the man worthy of esteem, was only a poor creature who reacted with dignity and courage in an event bigger than he was.

Numero Zero, Umberto Eco e la sua feroce critica al giornalismo italiano

"On Ugliness," edited by Umberto Eco

(MacLehose Press) Just as notions of beauty are very much in the eye of the beholder, what constitutes ‘ugly’ can be viewed differently across centuries and continents. Football teams who ‘play ugly’ might still end up as winners, while being told by…

To commemorate Umberto Eco's life we have put together some quotes from his books and the man himself.

Umberto Eco - Quotes from an Italian Genius - For Reading Addicts

Umberto Eco | 20/02/2016

Umberto Eco, un esprit livre

Quotable - Umberto Eco

"Thus I rediscovered what writers have always known (and have told us again and again): books always speak of other books, and every story tells a story that has already been told.