Travels in Hyper Reality: Essays

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1990 - Literary Collections - 307 pages
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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. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
 

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User Review  - 064 - LibraryThing

The first thing to say about this text, is that it is really a series of unrelated polemics, op-eds, musings and intellectual ponderings that would have done better to be separated out and sold in ... Read full review

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User Review  - aegossman - LibraryThing

I thought that Eco might be something like buckminster fuller. Apart from referencing him- not so much. Seemed a bit pompous for me. But I'll keep it and read it again in three years and then if I still think he is pompous then I'll ditch it. Read full review

Contents

THE RETURN OF THE MIDDLE AGES
59
THE GODS OF THE UNDERWORLD
87
REPORTS FROM THE GLOBAL VILLAGE
133
READING THINGS
181
DE CONSOLATIONE PHILOSOPHIAE
219
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UMBERTO ECO (1932-2016) was the author of numerous essay collections and seven novels, including The Name of the Rose, The Prague Cemetery, and Inventing the Enemy. He received Italy's highest literary award, the Premio Strega, was named a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur by the French government, and was an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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