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Umberto Eco

Mr Know-it-all

Umberto Eco has grown wiser with age, and it shows no better than when he discusses stupidity.

Sunday, 13 January, 2008, 12:00am

Turning Back the Clock

Turning Back the Clock

by Umberto Eco, translated by Alastair McEwen

Harvill Secker, HK$288

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

On Literature

On Literature

by Umberto Eco

Translated by Martin McLaughlin

Secker & Warburg $279

'How did you write your novel?' interviewers often ask Umberto Eco, the undisputed master of semiotics and author of such fiction as The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum and Baudolino.

His reply: 'From left to right.'

13 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

The Naked Woman by Desmond Morris

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

2 Jan 2005 - 12:00am


I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum

9 Nov 2002 - 12:00am