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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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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

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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

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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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