Umberto Eco

Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist

Umberto Eco (; Italian: [umˈbɛrto ˈɛːko]; 5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor. He is widely known for his 1980 novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), a historical mystery combining semiotics in fiction with biblical analysis, medieval studies, and literary theory. He later wrote other novels, including Il pendolo di Foucault (Foucault's Pendulum) and L'isola del giorno prima (The Island of the Day Before). His novel Il cimitero di Praga (The Prague Cemetery), released in 2010, topped the bestseller charts in Italy.Eco also wrote academic texts, children's books, and essays. He was the founder of the Department of Media Studies at the University of the Republic of San Marino, president of the Graduate School for the Study of the Humanities at the University of Bologna, member of the Accademia dei Lincei, and an honorary fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford.Eco was honoured with the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement in 2005 along with Roger Angell.
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Foucault's Pendulum

novel by Umberto Eco

author: Umberto Eco

1988

The Name of the Rose

historical novel by Umberto Eco

author: Umberto Eco

1981

The Prague Cemetery

2010 novel by Umberto Eco

author: Umberto Eco

2010

How to Travel with a Salmon

book by Umberto Eco

author: Umberto Eco

1992

Baudolino

book

author: Umberto Eco

2000

Numero Zero

book by Umberto Eco

author: Umberto Eco

2015

The Infinity of Lists

book by Umberto Eco

author: Umberto Eco

2009

Açık Yapıt

book by Umberto Eco

author: Umberto Eco

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