On Literature by Umberto Eco
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On Literature
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On Literature

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On Literature by Umberto Eco

Book Description

Remarkably accessible and unfailingly stimulating, this collection of essays exhibits the diversity of interests and the depth of knowledge that 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099453949
ISBN-10: 0099453940
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco has written works of fiction, literary criticism and philosophy. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was a major international bestseller, and he has since published four other novels - most recently The Prague Cemetery - along with many brilliant books of essays.

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