Travels in hyper reality: essays

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, May 1, 1986 - Fiction - 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  - 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

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Amorphous Lump o' Eco: Umberto Eco is clearly a genius - his fictional works testify to that. I assume his reputation as a semiologist is well earned (since I know little about the subject beyond what ... Read full review

Contents

TRAVELS IN HYPERREALITY 1
16
THE RETURN OF THE MIDDLE AGES
59
The Sacred Is Not Just a Fashion
89
Copyright

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Umberto Eco is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna and the author of "Foucault s Pendulum, The Name of the Rose", and other international bestsellers. He lives in Milan, Italy.

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