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Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993 - Literary Collections - 180 pages
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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

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Review: Misreadings (Diario minimo #1)

User Review  - Alex Akesson - Goodreads

Reminds me of The Plato Papers by Peter Ackroyd, love both books. The future rendition of our time as history, getting it all wrong. Read full review

Review: Misreadings (Diario minimo #1)

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

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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.

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