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

[The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco] A medieval murder mystery that illustrates the post-modern mantra of perpetual referentiality...It so could have bombed, but ended up on the best-seller list! I feel that even if a UFO had crash landed into the monastery and Aristotelian texts were found in the wreckage, Eco would have found a way to make it believable. That's how clever Umberto is!

The Friar Saves the Day

The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco // One of the best contemporary European novels.

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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.

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

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

EL NOMBRE D ELA ROSA de Umberto Eco. Narra las actividades detectivescas de Guillermo de Baskerville para esclarecer los crímenes cometidos en una abadía benedictina en el año 1327. Primera y brillante incursión en el mundo de la narrativa de Umberto Eco que reconstruye de forma apasionante una época especialmente conflictiva de la historia de Occidente.

EL NOMBRE D ELA ROSA de Umberto Eco. Narra las actividades detectivescas de Guillermo de Baskerville para esclarecer los crímenes cometidos en una abadía benedictina en el año 1327. Primera y brillante incursión en el mundo de la narrativa de Umberto Eco que reconstruye de forma apasionante una época especialmente conflictiva de la historia de Occidente.

Quotable - Umberto Eco, born 5 January 1932 Top 10 Quotes http://writers-write-creative-blog.posthaven.com/literary-birthday-5-january-umberto-eco

Quotable - Umberto Eco, born 5 January 1932 Top 10 Quotes http://writers-write-creative-blog.posthaven.com/literary-birthday-5-january-umberto-eco

"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…

"The world is full of precious books that nobody reads." Umberto Eco I was lucky that I made my work with his opinions and thoughts....

"The world is full of precious books that nobody reads." Umberto Eco I was lucky that I made my work with his opinions and thoughts.

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

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