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  1. Turning Back the Clock

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Turning Back the Clock by Umberto Eco, translated by Alastair McEwen Harvill Secker, HK$288 It is Umberto Eco's wry contention that we're experiencing deja vu all over ... gives a snapshot of the 'momentous' period of 2000 to 2005 as it relates to events in politics and the media. Eco opens with Some Reflections on War and Peace, an address he gave ...

  2. Mr Know-it-all

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Ben Naparstek

    ... Ben Naparstek finds a recently retired Umberto Eco as formidable an intellectual as he ever was Umberto Eco has grown wiser with age, and it shows no better than when he discusses stupidity. Rolling forward on a low couch in the dimly lit lounge bar of his New York hotel, the oval-shaped Eco says the best way to face mortality is to realise how little there is to miss. At 75, ...

  3. On Literature

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb On Literature by Umberto Eco Translated by Martin McLaughlin Secker & Warburg $279 'How did you write your novel?' interviewers often ask Umberto Eco ... with the question. It's simply that the answer would take too long, 'because a novel is not just a linguistic phenomenon'. On Literature, a collection of 'occasional writings' by Eco ...

  4. The Naked Woman by Desmond Morris

    Posted Jan 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Antonella Gambotto The Naked Woman by Desmond Morris Jonathan Cape $279 On Beauty by Umberto Eco Secker & Warburg $465 The Good Body by Eve Ensler William Heinemann $156 In the past ... to look, women are programmed to be looked at. Umberto Eco's latest book is the product of a far more elegant mind. On Beauty is a smorgasbord of aesthetic theory. The beauty of art versus ...

  5. Turning Back the Clock

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Turning Back the Clock by Umberto Eco Vintage, HK$142 Umberto Eco may be best known for The Name of the Rose, but he is also a political commentator, as this collection ... and the comeback of the Crusades, with the clash between Islam and Christianity. Some essays are more interesting than others, such as The Loss of Privacy, in which Eco says a tragedy of mass society, ...

  6. News - World - ITALY

    Italian nurse, accused of killing patient, is linked to other deaths

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 03:56am by AFP

    ... in her system. Since then, details of the case have been leaked slowly to the media, alongside photographs of the blonde nurse grinning next to apparently dead patients. The Umberto I Hospital ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on scmp.com

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by LETTERS

    ... On report, " Blockade in Causeway Bay doing a world of good despite criticism, some Hongkongers say ", October 15: syarian- Maybe we should think about limiting automobile usage in the city. Then it would actually be safe to ride a much more eco-friendly bike! People would walk more, and the city could clean up its air. NormAtkins- Only selfish residents who do not care about ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Joao Moreira decides to give the Caulfield Cup a miss after mount withdrawal

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 10:54pm by AAN AITKEN

    ... at 4.5, Bande at 7.0 and Lidari and Brambles at 12.0. Closer to home, the licensing committee announced European young guns Umberto Rispoli and Maxime Guyon- well known to Hong Kong fans, trainers ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Return of Umberto Rispoli to Hong Kong makes it hard for new jockeys

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 09:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Italian will join the roster in November, which will mean fewer opportunities for new riders Slim pickings likely for jockeys as Rispoli returns A world that was already proving tough for two of the season's new jockeys just got considerably tougher with the announcement on Friday that Umberto Rispoli will return to the riding roster from early ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Wan Chai art studio offers eco-friendly handicraft classes

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:45am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong life@scmp.com Art classes using recycled materials teach children about the environment as well as nurturing creativity, writes Nora Tong Crafty by nature Eight-year-old Dicky Wu Cheuk-hin likes to create artworks out of waste material. "I ...




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