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  • 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...

  • The Prague Cemeteryby Umberto Eco; Richard Dixon

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.38

    Nineteenth-century Europe abounds with conspiracy both ghastly and mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian priests are strangled with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate black masses by night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. But what... 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...

  • 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$ 17.80

    '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

    Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault?s Pendulum. But in a... 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...