Umberto Eco


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Umberto Eco Knight Grand Cross (born 5 January 1932) is an Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist. He is best known for his groundbreaking 1980 novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. He has since written further novels, including Il pendolo ... more »

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  • ''Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.''
    Umberto Eco (b. 1932), Italian semiologist, novelist. Brother William, in "Seventh Day: Night (2)," The Name of the Rose (1980, trans. 1983).
  • ''Fear prophets ... and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.''
    Umberto Eco (b. 1932), Italian semiologist, novelist. Brother William, in "Seventh Day: Night (2)," The Name of the Rose (1980, trans. 1983).
  • ''Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.''
    Umberto Eco (b. 1932), Italian semiologist, novelist. Brother William, in The Name of the Rose, "Seventh Day: Night (2)," (1980, trans. 1983).
  • ''A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.''
    Umberto Eco (b. 1932), Italian semiologist, novelist. Brother William, in The Name of the Rose, "Sixth Day: After Terce," (1980, trans. 1983).
  • ''The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.''
    Umberto Eco (b. 1932), Italian semiologist, novelist. repr. In Travels in Hyperreality, trans. by William Weaver (1986). "De consolatione Philosophiae...
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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/7/2015 8:13:00 AM)

    no pages for Mario Luzi, too.. Again, ECO '1', Luzi '0'.......

    Mario Luzi (20 October 1914 – 28 February 2005) was another famous XX century Italian poet, from Firenze
    His first book, La barca, was published in 1935. In 1940, he published Avvento notturno. And many others after that. His last book, L'avventura della dualità, was published in 2003

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/7/2015 8:04:00 AM)

    Eco has written beautiful books like 'Il Nome della Rosa', 'Il Pendolo di Foucault', 'Il cimitero di Praga', .., but I never heard of poems written by Umberto Eco..

    I was searching for UMBERTO SABA, a famous XX century Italian Poet.. but he has not a page here.. ECO '1' - SABA '0'.. ;)

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