Who is Umberto Eco?

Umberto Eco is a philosopher, linguist, literary critic, semiotician, author, children’s books and academic text writer and university professor.

He is an an Italian novelist who stands out among writer of modern era and an expert of medieval aesthetic and astronomy as well as novels such as Name of the Rose and Foucault ‘s Pendulum.

Umberto Eco’s Life

Umberto Eco, born in 1932 in the town of Alessandria, Italy, worked at the University of Turin, Florence University and Bologna University and received titles of associate professor and professor. The Director of the latest Graduate School of Humanities at the University of Bologna, died in Milan, Italy, in 2016.

List of Popular Books Written by Umberto Eco

The Name of the RoseFoucault’s PendulumBaudolinoThe Prague CemeteryThe Mysterious Flame of Queen LoanaNumero zeroHow to Travel with a Salmon and Other EssaysSerendipities: Language and LunacyHistory of BeautyOn UglinessSix Walks in the Fictional WoodsThe Book of Legendary LandsThis is Not the End of the BookTravels in HyperrealityExperiences in translationKant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and CognitionConfessions of a Young NovelistThe Island of the Day BeforeInventing the Enemy: EssaysThe Three AstronautsThe Sign of Three: Dupin, Holmes, Peirce

Interesting Fact About Umberto Eco

  • Umberto Eco recieved Anghiari Prize, Strega Prize, Viareggio Prize, MacLuhan Teleglobe Prize and Medicis Prize.
  • Umberto Eco was influenced by the fascism movement in Italy between 1932 and 1943 and was a part of the movement like other Italian youngsters of the time.
  • The author’s love of reading and her fondness for books stem from her grandparents who used to borrow 2-3 books from the municipal library on a weekly basis.
  • He was interested in humour books, and even drafted a humour a book which has never published.
  • Umberto Eco, an amazing book trover, has over 50 thousand books in own libraries.
  • The author’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages.
  • Conspiracy theories, lies and intrigues stand out as the constantly existing structural frameworks in author novels.

Have a glance at his amazing personal collection of books, literally library:

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