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  • Kant And The Platypusby Umberto Eco

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.80

    How much do our perceptions of things depend on our cognitive ability, and how much on our linguistic resources? Where, and how, do these two questions meet? Umberto Eco undertakes a series of idiosyncratic and typically brilliant explorations, starting from the perceived data of common sense, from which flow an abundance of 'stories' or fables, often... more...

  • Turning Back The Clockby Umberto Eco; Alastair McEwen

    Random House 2014; US$ 13.15

    After the Cold War, the 'Hot War' has made its comeback in Afghanistan and Iraq. Exhuming Kipling's 'Great Game', we have gone back to the clash between Islam and Christianity. The ghost of the Yellow Peril has been resurrected, the nineteenth-century anti-Darwin debate has been reopened, right-wing governments predominate. It almost... 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$ 18.34

    '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...

  • Inventing the Enemyby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 15.95

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

    How do we know a cat is a cat? And why do we call it a cat? How much of our perception of things is based on cognitive ability, and how much on linguistic resources? Here, in six remarkable essays, Umberto Eco explores in depth questions of reality, perception, and experience. Basing his ideas on common sense, Eco shares a vast wealth of literary... more...

  • The Name of the Roseby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1994; US$ 15.95

    It is the year 1327. Franciscans in an Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, but Brother William of Baskerville?s investigation is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book This e-book includes a sample chapter of PRAGUE CEMETERY. more...

  • Travels in Hyperrealityby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.00

    Eco displays in these essays the same wit, learning, and lively intelligence that delighted readers of The Name of the Rose and Foucault?s Pendulum . His range is wide, and his insights are acute, frequently ironic, and often downright funny. Translated by William Weaver. more...