Front Cover
Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993 - Literary Collections - 180 pages
17 Reviews
Satirical essays in which Eco pokes fun at the oversophisticated, the overacademic, and the overintellectual and makes penetrating comments about our modern mass culture and the elitist avant-garde. “A scintillating collection of writings” (Los Angeles Times). Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Misreadings

User Review  - Otto Lehto - Goodreads

Professor Umberto Eco's fantastic novels have entertained and enlightened millions, including myself, but those who wish to be dazzled by the pure light of playful reason would be foolish to ignore ... Read full review

Review: Misreadings

User Review  - Aalap Chikhalikar - Goodreads

A gem of a book, great collection of short essays of a satirist at his absolute best. Made two of my one-hour evening commutes an absolute joy Read full review

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1993)

Umberto Eco is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna. He is the author of numerous essays and novels, including the bestselling The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, and Baudolino.

Bibliographic information