Umberto Eco

Works: Fiction & Nonfiction

Fiction

The Name of the Rose; Umberto Eco; Hardcover; $22.40

The Name of the Rose (Harvest Translation); Umberto Eco; Trade Paperback; $11.20; Includes the essay, "Postscript to the Name of the Rose"

Foucault's Pendulum; Umberto Eco; Hardcover; $22.40.

Foucault's Pendulum; Umberto Eco; Mass Market Paperback; $6.39.

The Island of the Day Before; Umberto Eco; Hardcover; $17.50.

The Island of the Day Before; Umberto Eco; Trade Paperback; $11.96.

Baudolino
By Umberto Eco (Hardcover - October 2002)
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From Booklist: The challenges and joys of this Italian professor's internationally best-selling The Name of the Rose (1983) indicated that literary and popular are not necessarily mutually exclusive terms. Eco's latest novel continues to support the concept. In keeping with his customary practice, Eco sets his story in the past -- in this case, twelfth-century Europe and the Near East. A man named Baudolino, of northern Italian peasant stock, finds himself in Constantinople as the Crusaders are sacking the Byzantine capital. He tells his life story to a court official whose life he has saved, and what a story it is. As a youngster, he was adopted by the great Holy Roman emperor Frederick Barbarossa. Baudolino not only received his University of Paris education at the emperor's behest but also learned the geographical, cultural, and political dimensions of a much wider world than he could have ever known on his own as he accompanied Frederick on the emperor's exploits in maintaining the security of his realm. But for years Baudolino's dream was to travel east to visit the mythological domain of Prester John, a legendary priest and king. Eco's novel is dreamlike itself. He weaves with deeply colored threads a fantastical narrative that beautifully mixes the elements of an adventure story with intellectual discussions of theology, government, language, geography, and politics. The most provocative aspect of the tale, however, is the overarching question it poses about truth versus imagination in the act of recording history. This is historical fiction at its best: smart, enrapturing, and authentic. (Brad Hooper)

Nonfiction

The Aesthetics of Chaosmos: The Middle Ages of James Joyce; Umberto Eco; Paperback; $15.95

The Aesthetics of Thomas Aquinas; Umberto Eco, Hugh Bredin; Paperback; $16.50

Apocalypse Postponed (Perspectives); Umberto Eco, et al; Hardcover; $29.95

Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages; Umberto Eco; Paperback; $8.80

Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages
By Umberto Eco, Hugh Bredin (Translator)
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Belief or Non-Belief
Umberto Eco, et al / Hardcover / Publish date: November 1999
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Five Moral Pieces
By Umberto Eco
Hardcover / Harcourt Brace 2001
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Five Moral Pieces
By Umberto Eco (Paperback - October 2002)
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How to Travel With a Salmon & Other Essays (A Harvest Book); Diane Sterling, et al; Paperback; $10.40

Interpretation and Overinterpretation; by Umberto Eco, Stefan Collini (Editor), Richard Rorty (Contributor), Christine Brooke-Rose (Contributor); Paperback, $16.95

The Italian Metamorphosis,1943-1968; Germano Celant, Umberto Eco / Hardcover / Published 1994; $85.00

Kant and the Platypus: Essays
Umberto Eco, Alastair McEwen (Translator) / Hardcover / Publish date: November 1999.
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Kant and the Platypus: Essays
Umberto Eco, Alastair McEwen (Translator) / paperback / Publish date: 2000.
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The Limits of Interpretation (Advances in Semiotics); Umberto Eco; Hardcover; $35.00

The Limits of Interpretation (Advances in Semiotics); Umberto Eco; Paperback; $12.76

Meaning and Mental Representations (Advances in Semiotics); Marco Santambrogio, et al; Paperback; $11.16

Misreadings; William Weaver, Umberto Eco; Paperback; $10.40

The Open Work; Anna Cancogni, Umberto Eco; Paperback; $19.95

Role of the Reader : Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts; Umberto Eco; Hardcover; $29.95

The Role of the Reader : Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts; Umberto Eco; Paperback; $11.16

The Search for the Perfect Language (The Making of Europe); Umberto Eco, James Fentress; Paperback; $18.36

Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language; Umberto Eco; Paperback; $13.56

Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language (Advances in Semiotics); Umberto Eco; Hardcover; $31.50

Serendipities: Language and Lunacy
Umberto Eco / Paperback / Publish date: November 1999
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Serendipities : Language & Lunacy (Italian Academy Lectures)
Umberto Eco, William Weaver (Translator) / Hardcover / Published 1998
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The Sign of Three: Dupin, Holmes, Peirce; Eco Umberto, et al; Paperback; $11.96

Six Walks in the Fictional Woods (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1993); Umberto Eco; Hardcover; $18.93

Six Walks in the Fictional Woods (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures); Umberto Eco; Paperback; $9.60

Talking of Joyce; Umberto Eco, Liberato Santoro-Brienza; Umberto Eco, J.C.C. Mays. Paperback; $11.16

A Theory of Semiotics; Umberto Eco; Hardcover; $39.95

Theory of Semiotics; Umberto Eco; Paperback; $15.16

Travels in Hyperreality; Umberto Eco; Paperback; $10.40

Children's Books

The Bomb and the General; Eugenio Carmi, Umberto Eco; Library Binding; $9.07

The Three Astronauts; Umberto Eco, Eugenio Carmi; School & Library Binding; $10.50

Chapters/Essays

Conversations About the End of Time
Stephen Jay Gould, et al / Hardcover / Published 2000
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From Booklist:
"As New Year's Eve 2000 came and went with appropriate fanfare, but with possibilities of Y2K disaster looming over the celebrations, there could be no doubt of humanity's utter fascination with the doomsayers and prophets predicting the end of time. Where does our fascination come from? How do non-Western cultures (for whom the year 2000 occurred several millennia ago) view time? These and other questions are answered by four scholars and cultural critics: Stephen Jay Gould, best-selling Harvard paleontologist; Umberto Eco, Italian novelist and professor of semiotics; Jean Delumeau, French historian; and Jean-Claude Carriere, playwright and critic. Each scholar is given a chapter. The format of question-and-answer is not too distracting and makes for a relatively comprehensible and quick read. Although there are some slightly awkward translations of idiomatic expressions, the insights that these well-rounded scholars provide are thought-provoking and revelatory. Despite originally being published in French two years ago, this look at popular millennialism and apocalypticism still appeals today."

Fiction Updated: Theories of Fictionality in Contemporary Criticism (Theory/Culture); Calin Andrei Mihailescu (Editor), et al / Paperback / Published 1996
Contains and essay by Eco, "Thoughts on Aristotle's Poetics."
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Fiction Updated: Theories of Fictionality, Narratology, and Poetics (Theory/Culture); Calin Andrei Mihailescu(Editor), et al / Hardcover / Published 1997
Contains and essay by Eco, "Thoughts on Aristotle's Poetics."
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The Future of the Book
by Geoffrey Nunberg(Editor). Paperback (December 1996)
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The Future of the Book
by Geoffrey Nunberg. Hardcover (November 1996)

Shadow of Reason: Exploring the Spiritual in European Art
Umberto Eco and others / Paperback / August 2000
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A book on essays about European art, with an Eco contribution. Here is the blurb from the publisher:
"Inspired by a work by Edvard Munch, Shadow of Reason presents over 100 works by the leading protagonists of modern contemporary art, from Edvard Munch to Rachel Whiteread, as well as Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, Christian Boltanski, Tony Cragg, Girogo de Chirico, Tacita Dean, Marcel Duchamp, Marlene Dumas, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, Gilbert & George, Anselm Kiefer, Yves Klein, Wolfgang Laib, Richard Long, Mario Merz, Piet Mondrian, Sigmar Polke, Sean Scully, Susana Solano, Antoni Tapies, and Gilberto Zorio, along with several others. The aim of this exhibit and its accompanying catalogue is to explore a specific European identity in the artistic landscape of the twentieth century. To this end, the works covered are organized thematically as opposed to historically, breaking out of the rigid parameters of traditional museum exhibits-and thereby subverting the continued rule of reason in the name of poetry and transcendence. The accompanying volume features essays -- by authors like Umberto Eco -- that oppose the role of traditional rationalist discourse in art."

The Story of Time
Kristen Lippincott, et al; Eco (contributor) / Hardcover / Publish date: October 1999
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Universe of the Mind: A Semiotic Theory of Culture (The Second World)
by Ann Shukman(Translator), Umberto Eco (Introduction), et al / Paperback / Publication date: December 2000
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Non-English

II Noma Della Rosa; Umberto Eco; Hardcover; $17.95. (Italian)

II Pendolo Do Foucault; Umberto Eco; Hardcover; $14.36(Italian)

L'Isola Del Giorno Prima; Umberto Eco; Hardcover; $14.36. (Italian)

El Nombre De LA Rosa/the Name of the Rose; Umberto Eco; Paperback (Publisher Out Of Stock)

Interpretacion Y Sobreinterpretacion/Interpretation and Overinterpretation; Stefan Collini, et al; Paperback; $9.85

Rare/Out-of-Print

Carnival! (Approaches to Semiotics 64); Umberto Eco, et al; Hardcover; $60.00. (Special Order

Charles M. Schulz : 40 Years Life and Art; Giovanni Trimboli, Umberto Eco; Hardcover (Publisher Out Of Stock)

The Cult of Vespa; Umberto Eco, et al / Paperback / Published 1997
(Publisher Out Of Stock)

Faith in fakes: essays; Umberto Eco; (Out of Print). This essay was retitled "Travels in Hyperreality," and appears in the collection beraring that name.

How to Travel With a Salmon & Other Essays; William Weaver, Umberto Eco; Hardcover; $17.06

Incontro; Umberto Eco / Paperback / Published 1997; $7.00

Leonardo Cremonini: Paintings and Watercolors 1976-86; Umberto Eco; (Out of Print)

Meaning and Mental Representation (Advances in Semiotics); Umberto Eco, et al; Hardcover; $31.95 (Special Order)

On the Medieval Theory of Signs (Foundations of Semiotics, Vol 21); Umberto Eco, Costantino Marmo; Hardcover; $59.00 (Out of Print)

On the Medieval Theory of Signs (Foundations in Semiotics 21); Umberto Eco; Paperback; $24.95 (Out of Print)

The Open Work ; Umberto Eco; Hardcover; $42.50 (Special Order)

Postscript to the Name of the Rose; Umberto Eco; (Out of Print). This essay appears in the Harvest Trade paperback edition of Rose.

Regina Maria Anzenberger : Presents 20 Photographers; Umberto Eco, Regina Maria Anzenberger; Hardcover; $38.50 (Photo Essays; Documentary Photo Collections; Special Order)

The Search for the Perfect Language (The Making of Europe); Umberto Eco; Hardcover; $52.95

A Semiotic Landscape Panaroma Semiotique; Seymour Chatman, et al; Hardcover; $172.45 (Special Order)

The Sign of Three : Dupin, Holmes, Pierce; Umberto Eco, Thomas A. Sebeok; Hardcover; $35.00

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--A. Ruch
5 August 2002