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)

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Eco thrives on obscure references to medieval esoterica and religious texts, and so it is here at times. At others times he is leading, humorous and insightful. The elements that would coalesce into ... Read full review

Review: Misreadings (Diario minimo #1)

User Review  - Goodreads

Eco thrives on obscure references to medieval esoterica and religious texts, and so it is here at times. At others times he is leading, humorous and insightful. The elements that would coalesce into ... 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
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UMBERTO ECO is the author of five novels and numerous essay collections, 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 is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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