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  • Mouse or Rat?by Umberto Eco

    Orion 2013; US$ 10.99

    From the world-famous author of THE NAME OF THE ROSE , an illuminating and humorous study on the pleasures and pitfalls of translation. 'Translation is always a shift, not between two languages but between two cultures. A translator must take into account rules that are not strictly linguistic but, broadly speaking, cultural.' Umberto Eco is... more...

  • Inventing the Enemyby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 15.35

    A  collection of timely essays written over the last ten years by Umberto Eco, internationally acclaimed and best-selling author. more...

  • Serendipitiesby Umberto Eco

    Orion 2015; US$ 10.99

    Serendipities is an iconoclastic, dazzlingly erudite and witty demonstration, by one of the world's most brilliant thinkers, of how myths and lunacies can produce historical developments of no small significance. In Eco's words, 'even errors can produce interesting side effects'. Eco's book shows how: -- believers in a flat earth helped Columbus... more...

  • A Theory of Semioticsby Umberto Eco

    Indiana University Press 1976; US$ 33.99

    "... the greatest contribution to [semiotics] since the pioneering work of C. S. Peirce and Charles Morris." —Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism "... draws on philosophy, linguistics, sociology, anthropology and aesthetics and refers to a wide range of scholarship... raises many fascinating questions." —Language in Society "... a major contribution... more...

  • Kant and the Platypusby Umberto Eco

    Mariner Books 2000; US$ 16.99

    How do we know a cat is a cat . . . and why do we call it a cat? An “intriguing and often fascinating” look at words, perceptions, and the relationship between them ( Newark Star-Ledger ).   In Kant and the Platypus , the renowned semiotician, philosopher, and bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum explores the... more...

  • Travels in Hyperrealityby Umberto Eco

    Mariner Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    A “scintillating collection” of essays on Disneyland, medieval times, and much more, from the author of Foucault’s Pendulum (Los Angeles Times) .   Collected here are some of Umberto Eco’s finest popular essays, recording the incisive and surprisingly entertaining observations of his restless intellectual mind. As the author puts it in the preface... more...

  • How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essaysby Umberto Eco

    Mariner Books 1995; US$ 14.99

    “Impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent” essays on topics from cell phones to librarians, by the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum ( The Atlantic Monthly ).   A cosmopolitan curmudgeon the Los Angeles Times called “the Andy Rooney of academia”—known for both nonfiction and novels that have become blockbuster New... more...

  • On Literatureby Umberto Eco

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.50

    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... more...

  • Chronicles of a Liquid Societyby Umberto Eco

    Random House 2017; US$ 26.78

    Umberto Eco was an international cultural superstar. A celebrated essayist as well as novelist, in this, his last collection, he explores many aspects of the modern world with irrepressible curiosity and wisdom. A crisis in ideological values, a crisis in politics, unbridled individualism – the familiar backdrop to our lives: a ‘liquid society’... more...

  • Baudolinoby Umberto Eco

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.09

    An extraordinary epic, brilliantly-imagined, new novel from a world-class writer and author of The Name of the Rose. Discover the Middle Ages with Baudolino - a wondrous, dazzling, beguiling tale of history, myth and invention. It is 1204, and Constantinople is being sacked and burned by the knights of the fourth Crusade. Amid the carnage and confusion... more...