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  • The Name of the Roseby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1994; US$ 15.95

    Umberto Eco?s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Etranger awards. more...

  • On Literatureby Umberto Eco

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • The Name Of The Roseby Umberto Eco

    Random House 2012; US$ 9.58

    Set in Italy in the Middle Ages, this is not only a narrative of a murder investigation in a monastery in 1327, but also a chronicle of the 14th century religious wars, a history of monastic orders, and a compendium of heretical movements. more...

  • El cementerio de Pragaby Umberto Eco

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    Una extraordinaria novela que abarca desde los inicios del siglo XIX hasta los primeros años del siglo XX.   Marzo, 1897. París. Un hombre de sesenta y siete años escribe sentado a una mesa, en una habitación abarrotada de muebles: he aquí al capitán Simonini, un piamontés afincado en la capital francesa, que desde muy joven se dedicó al noble arte... more...

  • Mouse or Rat?by Umberto Eco

    Orion 2013; US$ 18.10

    '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 of the world's most brilliant and entertaining writers on literature and language. In this accessible and dazzling study, he turns his eye... more...

  • Mouse or Rat?by Umberto Eco

    Orion 2013; Not Available

    '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 of the world's most brilliant and entertaining writers on literature and language. In this accessible and dazzling study, he turns his eye... more...

  • How To Travel With A Salmonby Umberto Eco

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.38

    'Between a bottle of Epsom salts or one of twenty-year-old cognac, which would you choose? Would you rather spend your vacation with an eighty-year old leper or with Demi Moore? Do you prefer being sprinkled with ferocious red ants or sharing a sleeping compartment with Claudia Schiffer?' From the celebrated author of The Name of the... more...

  • Foucault's Pendulumby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 15.95

    1   HEBREW HANDWRITING ART   That was when I saw the Pendulum.  The sphere, hanging from a long wire set into the ceiling of the choir, swayed back and forth with isochronal majesty.  I knew—but anyone could have sensed it in the magic of that serene breathing—that the period was governed by the square root of the length of the wire and by p, that... more...

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

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1995; US$ 15.00

    In these ?impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent? essays (Atlantic Monthly), ?the Andy Rooney of academia? (Los Angeles Times) takes on computer jargon, librarians, bureaucrats, meals on airplanes, bad coffee, taxi drivers, 33-function watches, soccer fans, and more. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book more...

  • Kant and the Platypusby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 16.00

    "Presented with mock solemnity and written with grace and wit, the book is a genuine work of scholarship that is also a pleasure to read.-Newsweek "Witty and stylish."-The New York Times "A book no self-respecting dreamer should be without."-The Economist more...