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Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco Knight Grand Cross (born 5 January 1932) is an Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist.

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“What is life if not the shadow of a fleeting dream?” Umberto Eco, Baudolino. Salvador Dali, Figure at a Widow, 1925.
Umberto Eco, Sean Connery, and Jean-Jacques Annaud on set of “The Name of the Rose” (1986).
Umberto Eco writing in 1995 on the concept of "collective will" ie "will of the people" a fascist ide…
'The Atheists {sic}' believe EVERYTHING. Umberto Eco. But MORALITY is the Necessity of TRUTH. Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini
Umberto Eco argued that one of the elements of Fascism's success last century was that it offered compreh…
- Umberto Eco - "Fear of Difference" fascism exploits racism or an appeal against immigrants.
Secret Knowledge—or a Hoax? via Medieval Manuscript Mayhem. Umberto Eco or Borges could't top this.
An American, a Russian, and Chinese walk into a semiotic space rocket. Umberto Eco in 1966:.
Let's play Brexit Bingo! How many of Umberto Eco's 14 signs of fascism can you see in UK today? I reckon 8+.
Monastery in Umberto Eco's Name of the rose. Then go to R.L Stevenson's Treasure Island and from there on to H.M.S…
Whenever a poet or preacher, chief or wizard spouts gibberish, the human race spends centuries deciph…
The whole universe for us is creation –. As if the image,. Book or mirror .. Umberto Eco... "The name of the rose" https…
"I love the smell of book ink in the morning." . ― Umberto Eco
Nassim Nicholas Taleb or Umberto Eco who originally came up with the idea?
"The Rosicrucians were everywhere, aided by the fact they didn't exist." - Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum
Just finished reading Umberto Eco's epic Foucault's Pendulum. Always a sense of loss after living with a book for a few weeks.
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The author, Dan Brown, is a character from Foucault’s Pendulum! I invented him. - Umberto Eco
"Foucault's Pendulum" by Umberto Eco helped create a literary genre and made me remember how fun reading could be!
Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum. Chapter 10. My childhood is not so far away.
I've just finished re-reading Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco :-)
"To survive, you must tell stories.". Umberto Eco, novelist, philosopher, and university professor, was born in…
Sorry post-modernist, your art *** (unless you are James Joyce, Robert Anton Wilson, Umberto Eco, or William Faulkner).
William Trevor, Harper Lee, Elie Wiesel, and Umberto Eco, Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen:2016 deaths of great writers
NUMERO ZERO by Umberto Eco and ZERO K by Don DeLillo. Two great writers pushing boundarie…
The answer is its a fascist tactic - Mussolini, Farage, Trump, Theresa May all at it - Umberto Eco nails it
The 1st World Congress on Translation Studies, in Memory of Umberto Eco, 10-14 April 2017 @ Paris:
Richard Sennett, Umberto Eco and Susan Sontag listerning to a talk by Roland Barthes
Umberto Eco or Robert Anton Wilson probably has something really good.
"This book reads as if Wes Craven hired Umberto Eco to reinvent A Nightmare on Elm Street.". Sold.
I subscribe to the Umberto Eco view that Noel Gallagher's a poet and Liam's a town crier and I've always seen that as a perfect combination.
The Name of the Rose: including the Author's Postscript - Umberto Eco - Paperbac
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At a certain moment, I decided to write a story. I had no more small children to tell them stories.
Entering a novel is like going on a climb in the mountains: You have to learn the rhythms of respiratio
“Umberto Eco famously claimed that humans are drawn to lists because we’re afraid to die.”
Our most noted satirists are true columnists, and their opinions can be worth more than any ...
Classics for your summer reading list: Octavia Butler, Gene Wolfe, Alan Garner, Umberto Eco
"You can write a chapter while walking or eating." - Umberto Eco
We invented the car, and it made it easier for us to crash and die. If I gave a car to my gr...
But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is ...
"I felt like poisoning a monk." -Umberto Eco on why he started writing THE NAME OF THE ROSE.
My father was an accountant and his father was a typographer.
A good is more intelligent than its author. It says things that the writer isn't aware of. Umberto Eco. http…
Human beings are religious animals.
When the poet is in love, he is incapable of writing poetry on love. He has to write when he...
Media populism means appealing to people directly through media. A politician who can master...
On page 129 of 616 of O nome da rosa, by Umberto Eco
Why it's important to distinguish bad taste from in (inspired by Umberto Eco)
The world is always more chaotic than the order our closed systems of signs impose - Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco observations of ugliness and beauty is full of amazements 📚.
Organisation, categorisation, lists are tools devised to make infinity comprehensible - Umberto Eco.
He ran to hide, too, in his berth, like the African ostrich that, hiding his head, thinks to erase the world. Umberto Eco / TIOFTDB
I have lost the freedom of not having an opinion. ~ Umberto Eco.
Conspiracies do exist. Probably in this moment in New York there is an economic group making...
The book is like the spoon, scissors, the hammer, the wheel. Once invented, it cannot be imp...
"I prefer to have sex than write about it." - Umberto Eco
I've never seen the last 10 minutes of Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose, or Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven.
Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it's real and you're not to blame.
Berlusconi is a genius in communication. Otherwise, he would never have become so rich.
We like lists because we don't want to die.
"Books are not meant to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry." -- Umberto Eco
Reading Ur-Fascism by Umberto Eco helps me understand the people in the cult of guns. .
One can be a great poet and be politically stupid.
"You cannot be totally greedy. You have to oblige yourself not to learn everything. Or else you will learn nothing.” -Umberto Eco
Because of lies, we can produce and invent a possible world.
A race between the bottom of this whisky bottle and the end of this chapter from Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum
Certainly, light fiction exists and encompasses mysteries or second-class romance novels, bo...
“A mystic is a hysteric who has met her confessor before her doctor.” - Umberto Eco; The Prague Cemetery
If western culture is shown to be rich, it is because, even before the Enlightenment, it has...
The name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. Finally read it. Amazing book!
The question of manuscript changes is very important for literary criticism, the psychology ...
The French, the Italians, the Germans, the Spanish and the English have spent centuries kill...
On page 245 of 394 of Baudolino, by Umberto Eco
Sometimes you say things with a smile with the precise intention of making it clear that you...
We live for books. A sweet mission in the 🌎 dominated by disorder & decay ~ Umberto Eco
"Text is more intelligent than its author." -Umberto Eco
Finished God Delusion. Now on to The Name of The Rose by Umberto Eco, inspired this song
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Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear - Umberto Eco
Today, political events are nullified unless they're on TV.
Every European goes on the streets and sees medieval churches. Not if you live in Indianapol...
I love the smell of ink in the morning. - Umberto Eco.
' When you are on the dancefloor,. there is nothing to do but dance. '. Umberto Eco. By Chris Buck
Sue Lawley to Umberto Eco on his critical theory writing: "but why do that?". Desert Island Discs has reached a new low.
Excellent Pape Satàn Aleppe by Umberto Eco review Parks – why the modern world is stupid
Movie recommendation for today: "The Name of The Rose" based on the masterpiece by Umberto Eco. One of my favourite films of all time.
On page 404 of 623 of Foucault's Pendulum, by Umberto Eco
On page 353 of 623 of Foucault's Pendulum, by Umberto Eco
On page 309 of 623 of Foucault's Pendulum, by Umberto Eco
On page 200 of 623 of Foucault's Pendulum, by Umberto Eco
A drunk man on the train is recommending Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco to another man on the train. Over and over and over again.
Are they remaking the Matrix? Or perhaps Umberto Eco's 'The name of the Rose'
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. Beautiful book. If you've never read The Kite Runner, do it. Grab tissues.
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The amazing Glen David Gold on interviewing Umberto Eco, the most erudite man on earth
I'm not familiar with him but this Umberto Eco appreciation has great things to say about literature
Harper Lee and Umberto Eco both died on February 19th, aged 89 and 84
I love Umberto Eco. Note the reminder of Franklin Roosevelt's warning--if America becomes intellectually lazy, fascism will rise.
On interviewing Umberto Eco, 'the most erudite person on earth,' by Glen David Gold
Who was the author of the book “The Name of the Rose”? . a. Torse Tale . b. George Lakoff . c. Umberto Eco . d.
A great Sherlockian has passed over the Reichenbach Falls: Author Umberto Eco is dead at age 84. "The Name of the Rose" was a…
Loved the Name of the Rose & Foucault's Pendulum! Umberto Eco's last book to be released Friday via
RIP Umberto Eco. This is a tough one. I loved his FOUCAULT'S PENDULUM and essays on beauty, translation, &c.
“Any fact becomes important when it's connected to another.” . ― Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum
Umberto Eco's FOUCAULT'S PENDULUM one of my all-time favorite Tour De Force novels. You should read it.
Our belated RIP to the inimitable Umberto Eco. Foucault's Pendulum swings on.
Sad to hear Umberto Eco has joined the great artistic skyward migration. Loved "Foucault's Pendulum" despite Salman Rushdie's review.
Verona will miss Umberto Eco. Seriously, if you haven't read Foucault's Pendulum, it's pretty great.
Makes me think if Umberto Eco again. Foucault's Pendulum. I couldn't put it down because I couldn't pick it up
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Missed the news of Umberto Eco's death. Took me three tries to engage with Foucault's Pendulum then I read it three times.
Farewell to Umberto Eco - great Italian writer and thinker. "To be with Eco was to just enjoy life.” (George Lakoff)
that's bloody amazing. It's like Terry Wogan, David Bowie, Umberto Eco and my ego trying to impress the ladies. Superb. X
Umberto Eco: its carte blanche to the Louvre in 2009: After Robert Badinter, Toni Morrison and Pierre Boulez, ...
Umberto Eco visiting Saint John's and HMML in the 1990's.
I don’t about you, but Umberto Eco was a much bigger influence on me in high school than Harper Lee.
Famous Italian novelist Umberto Eco has died. I thought The Name of the Rose was a very good novel. I thought...
WHAT THE *** 2016? First it was Bowie, then Alan Rickman, yesterday was Harper Lee, and today is Umberto Eco! THE *** IS WRONG WITH YOU?!
David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Harper Lee, Umberto Eco, ... was God in a rush and picked up the wrong list on his way to work?
Italian writer Umberto Eco dies at 84 - BBC News
Cultural confession. Years ago I inadvertently recorded 'Peggy Sue got Married' over a copy of 'The Name of the Rose'. 😨😱. RIP Umberto Eco.
Umberto Eco the day after Harper Lee? The Reaper has left HMV for a moment and wandered into Waterstones, it would seem
What's up with 2016? David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Harper Lee, Umberto Eco? Hold your loved ones close peeps, the grim reaper's on a roll!
RIP Umberto Eco - to commemorate him, here are is thoughts on Europe in a 2012 interview
Italian author and honorary doctor Umberto Eco, best known for The Name of the Rose, dies aged 84.
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So sad that Umberto Eco and Harper Lee are both gone in one day. A black Friday for sure. Grateful for each of their gifts to all of us!
So far in 2016, we've lost David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Maurice White, and now Umberto Eco and Harper Lee. It's heartbreaking.
Italiaanse schrijver Umberto Eco over Europa: 'It's culture, not war, that cements European identity'
RIP Umberto Eco : "It's culture, not war, that cements European identity"
Umberto Eco on Erasmus: "It's culture, not war, that cements European identity"
"Umberto Eco: 'It's culture, not war, that cements European identity'
if your only cultural touchpoint about Umberto Eco is that clip of a young Pete Doherty talking about him in the queue for a…
Umberto Eco and Harper Lee. The literary world has lost two heroes today.
Umberto Eco joins Harper Lee in the heavens today! Umberto, . grazie per la "Foucault's Pendulum," soffia la mia mente...every time! Grazie!
Umberto Eco has died, his U.S. publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt confirmed.
"Encourage more people to attend university, but don’t make courses easier". Umberto Eco in our January issue:
Umberto Eco: “I think that comedy is the quintessential human reaction to the fear of death.”
Indeed, what a sad year 2016 so far has been for culture - David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and now Harper Lee and Umberto Eco.
First it was Alan Rickman right on the heels of David Bowie. Now Umberto Eco on the same day as Harper Lee? This is unacceptable, 2016!
Umberto Eco was a genuine renaissance man, good at everything he did. could've put together a team & dominated the NFL if h…
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Harper Lee *and* Umberto Eco? Not good. Can someone check on Julian Barnes?
I'm the man who makes Jimmy Hill look like Umberto Eco
Harper Lee, Umberto Eco, David Bowie, Alan Rickman. 2016, we need to talk.
On page 210 of 526 of Baudolino, by Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco: Marx said religion is the opium of the people–but it can also be like cocaine .
I lost it. Couldn't finish. This guy's the next Foghorn Leghorn house-sitting for Umberto Eco.
Christian Slater and daddy si Sean Connery sa The Name of the Rose (1986) adapted from Umberto Eco's book oft he same name
Nice interview with Umberto Eco. "Which is what strikes me about today—this general, planetary phenomenon, the...
Umberto Eco's wicked sense of humour was on display today.
author crush of the day. Umberto Eco in conversation. Queue to meet him afterwards was EPIC. So we…
Interesting description by Umberto Eco of media/ political discourse strategies
"To hurry up with writing and dying is the only way to beat the mass media."-Umberto Eco
Eco: “That is a real attitude—to see everything as being meaningful, even less important things...”
'[T]he dignity of research is not given by the objects, but by the method.' —Umberto Eco
Book review: Numero Zero by Umberto Eco: It was playful and punning, winked at other literary works, interroga...
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Reading Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose for what might be the most tenuous, quixotic reason I've had for ever reading a book ever.
Tut tut tut Umberto Eco ... now we have Cuban ballerina jokes
You said you liked historical fiction, check out Robert Anton Wilson (Illuminatus! Trilogy) and Umberto Eco (Foucault's Pendulum)
Umberto Eco unable to defend himself about the Maia character as being shoddily treated and dealing with it wittily enough
Mussolini, Media Hoaxes, Mafiosi, and Murder. Umberto Eco is back with an enthralling new conspiracy thriller,...
Umberto Eco, a raconteur who is holding the room with world-class erudition and jokes about inappropriately prepared Martinis
Umberto Eco 'You can kill a person by telling the truth'. A beautiful conspiracy theory by itself, I'd say.
and Umberto Eco offer a positive view of unreadably large libraries: to remind ourselves we can't know everything.
Umberto Eco The real literature speak only of losers, losers are more fascinating, winners are not the reason of their success
Umberto Eco John Mullen debate. Conspiracy theories as interesting narratives and stories.
Umberto Eco John Mullen debate. Reality is fascinating because it surpasses fiction.
The acclaimed Italian writer Umberto Eco presenting his new novel, Numero Zero, in London.
At British Library, listening to the stupendous and mesmerizing Umberto Eco on telling stories
Umberto Eco discusses his latest work Numero Zero at the with John Mullen
Excited to hear Umberto Eco speak at the British Library with
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The actual human being & brain that is Umberto Eco is about to appear before my disbelieving eyes, IRL.
Not quite the youngest in the room for an audience with Umberto Eco (with but the competition is for aisle seats over front rows
Both Umberto Eco and Jean Baudrillard refer to Disneyland as an example of hyperreality."
We're set and ready for a Sunday afternoon with Umberto Eco
Waiting outside the conference centre for Umberto Eco and saw the man himself head in. This must be what normal...
Well worth seeing if you're in the area. Guardian Live | Umberto Eco
Good advice from Umberto Eco on writing and learning. What unread books can teach us
Italy, Fact 2. Did you know that Umberto Eco is German? Most Italians don't know. Some think he is French. ;)
The Peanuts Movie, a review: The scholar and bestselling author Umberto Eco (author of “The Name of the Rose”)...
Umberto Eco: 'Read books are less valuable than unread. [Your] library shld contain as much of what you …
my interview with Umberto Eco is up. What a kind and witty man.
"I was a compulsive loser." An excerpt from Numero Zero by Umberto Eco
"There are no such things as poltergeists." Umberto Eco's Numero Zero, excerpted
Hear an extract from the latest conspiracy thriller from Umberto Eco - Numero Zero
In 'Numero Zero,' Umberto Eco has his mind on conspiracy — again
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Umberto Eco really tries our patience
one of Umberto Eco's fascist traits is thinking …
Umberto Eco I felt like poisoning a monk. :0
I had that same problem with Umberto Eco, and Frank Herbert. Even Robert Jordan hit that point around book 4 for me
"In contemporary expos, a country no longer says look at what I produce, but look how smart I am in presenting what I produce." Umberto Eco
November releases from Umberto Eco, BA Shapiro, Isabel Allende and more...
You should try Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco - will have you reaching for the dictionary as well as Wikipedia! Superb :)
On page 85 of 649 of Foucault's Pendulum, by Umberto Eco
Listened to 0% of Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco. Try and get it free:
If you have a literary interest: Umberto Eco: Foucault's Pendulum 1/2
Walter Benjamin, Umberto Eco and Jean Baudrillard would be a good start.
Margaret Atwood, Philip Roth, Thomas Pynchon & Umberto Eco are authors that I think might be remembered for a long time.
A Helen and Kurt Wolff Bk.: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (1983,...
5% done with Foucault's Pendulum, by Umberto Eco: I just feel like I fell down a rabbit hole
The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.~Umberto Eco
This passage is taken from Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum page 484 chapter 93. The only society known to us capable of
On Ugliness by Umberto Eco. have you read On Beauty by Zadie Smith?
5 of 5 stars to Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
"No one reads anything anymore. They think Browning is a gun." . & that Umberto Eco's pendulum is devised by the philosopher Foucault.
To undestand how Clinton Cash can get it so wrong, see Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco. With enough activity an story can be told.
You can stop trying to figure out The Name of the Rose or Foucault’s Pendulum: Umberto Eco has a new novel coming
6 books by Umberto Eco - Name of the Rose Foucault's Pendulum hardbacks first ed
good is. self-propagating. -- Umberto Eco, "The Name of the morning. "Ah," the monk sighed, a beatific smile wrinkling across his cheeks,
“How to Write a Thesis | The MIT Press. This is a must have. By Umberto Eco, how cool is that?
N.Taleb: "The library should contain as much of what you do not know as your $$...allows you to put there." True!
you know, according to Umberto Eco our obsession with lists hides our fear of death
I'b be happier if there were more Eco books as well as the unread gems we all have.
RTUmberto Eco's "antilibrary"– unread are more valuable than read ones
Finally available in English: 'How to Write That *** Thing.' Oops—I mean 'How to Write a Thesis', by Umberto Eco. .
Legendary Lands: Umberto Eco on the Greatest Maps of Imaginary Places and Why They Appeal to Us via
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My opponent is offering you bread. I'm offering an Umberto Eco anti-library in every home
"Tsudoku: Japanese for leaving a book unread...typically piled up together with other unread books." via
Umberto Eco's "antilibrary" – why unread books are more valuable to our lives than read ones http:/…
$HMHC: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired rights to Numero Zero, the new novel by Umberto Eco; terms not...
I read on the back of TLS a critic claimed it was "...Umberto Eco on steroids." Felt more like Ira Levin on Valium to me.
At this point, it's reread. This winter so far: mysteries by "Ellis Peters" and Kate Ross; also Umberto Eco
There are 24 official languages in the European Union and, as Umberto Eco put it, “The language of Europe is...
Looking in the windows of the Masonic Temple next to Grace Cathedral makes me feel like one of Umberto Eco's occultists.
- probably a modern version of the Rosicrucians. Read your Umberto Eco again.
Finished with The Mysterious Flame of, by Umberto Eco: not like an Umberto
“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” ― Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum Happy birthday dad.
"Dreams of flying have haunted the collective imagination since time immemorial." . -- Umberto Eco
I liked a video from Doctor Honoris Causa Umberto Eco
I wrote a novel because I had a yen to do it. I believe this is sufficient reason to set out to tell a story. ~Umberto Eco
I had a media escort in DC who had wonderful stories about Katherine Paterson and Umberto Eco! I could have listened for days!
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If people buy my books for vanity, I consider it a tax on idiocy - Umberto Eco
through in a storm and you have a setting from an Umberto Eco novel
.on his experience driving famed Italian author Umberto Eco and the line between the author & the work:
Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big. . ~ Umberto Eco
When we consider a book, we mustn't ask ourselves what it says but what it means... . ~ Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose
My new work, on personally experiencing the difference between a writer and his work.
Eternal Fascism, classic 1995 piece by Umberto Eco. Relevant for gamergate and beyond. (via
"To survive, you must tell stories." . -- Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before
"...the object of desire, when desire is transformed into hope, becomes more real than reality itself" MT
relevant maybe is Umberto Eco's piece "14 Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt" ?
The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco - an intellectual murder mystery. Review here:
“What model reader did I want as I was writing? An accomplice, to be sure, one who would play my game.” . ― Umberto Eco
I finished reading "The Island of the Day Before" by Umberto Eco. Great story. I give it 9/10. Probably my 3rd favorite Eco novel.
Marked as to-read: The Book of Legendary Lands by Umberto Eco
3 of 5 stars to This Is Not the End of the Book by Umberto Eco
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feeling "14. Solo gli stronzi usano parole volgari." don't know what to think about this, Eco.
Bike planning lessons from Umberto Eco and Charles Jencks
A history of the world in 50 novels. 19 - "Baudolino," by Umberto Eco.
Bhai! stop suspecting each and everything you come across. Read Umberto Eco for a change.
"When will these bots follow me instead of the Nietzsche ones." — Nietzsche
"It is necessary to create constraints, in order to invent freely." - Umberto Eco
Pulling out the Umberto Eco is so harsh.
"but I had also learned that freedom of speech means freedom from rhetoric." . -- Umberto Eco
New edition of Planet News with Allende, a film by H.D., Janet Fitch, and Umberto Eco:
Finished with Confessions of a Young Novelist, by Umberto Eco
3 of 5 stars to The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
Apple vs Microsoft as Catholicism vs Protestantism as explained by Italian author Umberto Eco...
The essential function of a is to discover whose existence the reader has no idea. Umberto Eco
I sometimes wonder how different I'd be as a person if I read someone like Bataille when I was younger as much as I did, like, Umberto Eco.
I am rereading Umberto Eco's essay on Superman because the last time I read it I got lost half way
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+1; if it hadn't been written by the Project, it would have to have been by Neal Stephenson or Umberto Eco. Good read.
Bitingly funny Umberto Eco on Mac vs PC: He wrote that in 1994, but every word still holds true.
“Not bad, not bad at all," Diotallevi said. "To arrive at the truth through the painstaking reconstruction of a false text.” . ― Umberto Eco
Did you read Umberto Eco's classic essay on 'Krazy Kat' and 'Peanuts' (1963)? via
On page 71 of 432 of History of Beauty, by Umberto Eco
great idea! 10 days of study rather than random bits of learning from what Umberto Eco calls the endless spaghetti of the internet
Emanations - Issue II, No. 23. What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible. ~Umberto Eco
We know things better through love than through knowledge. - Umberto Eco
"For every feared thing there is an opposing hope that encourages us." - Umberto Eco
Twenty years ago Umberto Eco, an Italian philosopher, compared Apple’s platform to Catholicism and Microsoft’s to...
Umberto Eco in 1994 said:I am firmly of the opinion that the Macintosh is Catholic and that DOS is Protestant.So true!
"Daytime sleep is like sin of the flesh; the more you have the more you want, & yet you feel unhappy, sated & unsated"~Umberto Eco.
Umberto Eco's "How to Travel with a Salmon and Other Stories"; so great and so out of character for Eco!
"Yesterday's rose endures in its name, we hold empty names." -- Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose
Fun Home helped me realise that I don't like Umberto Eco and that I really do like women.
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It's the one where I use Umberto Eco's description of Mike Bongiorno to discuss modern readings of medieval histories
“A good book is more intelligent than its author.” —Umberto Eco
It is called big data. That's why I love graphics! Agree with Umberto Eco.
No one is more thoughtless than a lemming, more deceitful than a cat, more slobbering than a dog in August, more smelly than a piglet, more hysterical than a horse, more idiotic than a moth, more slimy than a snail, more poisonous than a viper, less imaginative than an ant, and less musically creative than a nightingale.Simply put, we must love — or, if that is downright impossible, at least respect — these and other animals for what they are. The tales of earlier times overdid the wicked wolf, the tales of today exaggerate the good wolves. We must save the whales, not because they are good, but because they are a part of nature's inventory and they contribute to the ecological equilibrium. Instead, our children are raised with whales that talk, wolves that join The Third Order of St. Francis,and, above all, an endless array of teddy bears. ~How to speak of Animals, Umberto Eco
"With public transport, by consenting not to belong to the elite, you get where you're going before members of the elite do.” ― Umberto Eco
Browns a hack Harlan Ellison *** everyone at Clarion knows it. LOL read good stuff, maybe some Umberto Eco or "Cannery Row"
Nobody believes in myths anymore, said French philosopher Jean-Francois Lyotard in 1979. After the World Wars, people lost their faith in the overarching myths, or meta-narratives, as Lyotard calls them, that before held people’s identity and sense of belonging. Now, each person has to find her own truth. This new distrust in long-revered establishments such as religion and government Lyotard calls postmodernism. This movement resonates in Western English literature through authors such as Salman Rushdie, Sherman Alexie, Margaret Atwood, Donald Barthelme, Umberto Eco, Louise Erdrich, David Mitchell, Michael Ondaatje and dozens more. Postmodern literature often jumps back and forth in time and contains obscure references. These techniques confuse the reader in an attempt to simulate the disorienting experience of losing the systems, or myths, that the reader used to rely upon.
How did I miss this? Umberto Eco has compiled the greatest maps of legendary & imagined lands. Via …
An author I can read again and again is Umberto Eco, Eco, Eco.
It is a myth of publishers that people want to read easy things. —Umberto Eco
you're welcome everybody for the snaps this morning of images from the book "On Ugliness" by Umberto Eco. xoxo
A mistaken project does not always lead to something correct. Umberto Eco. Serendipities.P. I X
It's horribly ironic, but Umberto Eco's ON UGLINESS is beautifully put together.
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