Author

Umberto Eco

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

1932   -   2016

genre: essay, novel
country of citizenship: Italy, Kingdom of Italy
native language: Italian
language of expression: Italian, French, Latin
educated at: University of Turin
occupation: philosopher, novelist, essayist, pedagogue, screenwriter, translator, university teacher, semiotician, writer, literary critic, medievalist
award received: Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎, Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts, Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Princess of Asturias Award for Communications and Humanities, doctor honoris causa, Prix Médicis for foreign literature, Strega Prize, Honorary doctor of the Free University of Berlin, Honorary doctor of the University of Liège, Honorary doctor of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, Honorary doctor of the Brown University, honorary doctor of Tel Aviv University, honorary doctor of the University of Uppsala, honorary doctorate of the University of Glasgow, honorary doctor of the University of Athens, honorary doctor of Sofia University, honorary doctor of the University of Tartu, Honorary Doctorate of University of Buenos Aires, Austrian State Prize for European Literature, docteur honoris causa de l'université Loyola de Chicago, honorary doctor of the University of Madrid Complutense, Bancarella Prize, Cesare Pavese Prize
influenced by: James Joyce, Jorge Luis Borges, Thomas Aquinas, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Sanders Peirce, Immanuel Kant
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Umberto Eco (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, and edited and translated into Italian books from French, such as Raymond Queneau’s “Exercises in Style” (1983). 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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The Name of the Rose

historical novel by Umberto Eco

author: Umberto Eco

1980

Foucault's Pendulum

1988 novel by Umberto Eco

author: Umberto Eco

1988

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 Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

novel by Umberto Eco

author: Umberto Eco

2004

Come si fa una tesi di laurea

Saggio di Umberto Eco sulla redazione di una tesi di laurea

author: Umberto Eco

1977

The Infinity of Lists

book by Umberto Eco

author: Umberto Eco

2009

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