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NEGLI ANNI SETTANTA le star della cultura europea venivano dalla Francia. Personaggi come Barthes, Jakobson, Foucault, Kristeva, Sollers, Deleuze & Guattari, Althusser, i messia dello strutturalismo e della semiologia che cercavano messaggi e significati ovunque: nelle barzellette, nel sesso, nella ...

Inspired by Umberto Eco's book "On Beauty," she created a lush, living outdoor tableau with flora, fauna, three naked models — including herself — and a sex doll (because one of her sponsors, Real Doll, makes them). As she thought about the art crowds that flock to Miami every year, she decided to ...
As a young kid, I loved all books about nature from animal atlases to Gerald Durrell's novels. At the age of 14, I was given Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions as a birthday present, and this became cult reading among my high school friends. After all these years, we still quote from it and laugh a lot ...
The novelist and academic Umberto Eco, similarly, once described the disquieting experience of encountering “a woman whose eyes brimmed with gratitude as she explained how she read me all the time on Twitter and sometimes corresponded with me, reaping much intellectual benefit.” Eco, who never ...
Umberto Eco was one of those improbable contradictions: a bookish scholar of obscure aspects of philosophy and literature who became one of his generation's most successful popular novelists. Eco was born on 5 January 1932 in Alessandria, Piedmont. He grew up there, where his father worked as an ...
Umberto Eco is likely best known in popular culture as the author of The Name of the Rose, his novel that was turned into a film starring Sean Connery as a Franciscan monk working to solve a murder in 1327. Fans of his work know that Eco was far more than a novelist: he was a philosopher, literary critic, ...


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