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Umberto Eco (1932–2016)


He is a professor of semiotics, the study of communication through signs and symbols, at the University of Bologna. Also a philiosopher, a historian, literary critic, and an aesthetician. He is an avid book collector and owns more than 30,000 volumes. The subjects of his scholarly investigations range from St. Thomas Aquinas, to James Joyce, to ... See full bio »

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 2008 Non chiederci la parola (text)
 1987 La abadía del crimen (Video Game) (novel "Il nome della rosa" - uncredited)
 1986 The Name of the Rose (novel "Il nome della rosa")
 1981 A grande richiesta (TV Series) (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Book: "Semiotica e filosofia del linguaggio", Einaudi, Turin. See more »

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3 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[When asked if he was working on another novel after the publication of Numero Zero] My books are usually written six years from one to the other. It was eight years for Foucault's Pendulum. So we will have to talk again when I am 90.

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He received Italy's highest literary award, the Premio Strega; was named a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the French government, and was an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. See more »

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