Misreadings

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 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 Lee - Goodreads

Normally I die for Umberto Eco's works. This however, seemed less interesting mainly because it becomes clear that this is an exercise in saying one thing though the filter of another. At times the ... Read full review

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

Contents

Preface
1
Granita q
7
Fragments
15
The Socratic Strip
27
Esquisse dun nouveau chat q
47
Three Eccentric Reviews
126
The Discovery of America
135
Copyright

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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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