Umberto Eco

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Umbirtū Īkū, Oumperto Eko, Умберто Еко, and 49 others Umbirtū Iykū, Umberto Eco, ウンベルト エコ, Oumperto 2- Eko, U エーコ, אומברטו אקו, ཨུམ་བེར་ཏོ་ཨེ་ཀོ།, ഉംബർട്ടോ എക്കോ, Ουμπέρτο Έκο, Humbertus Eco, اومبرتو اکو, Humberto Eco, أمبرتو إكو،, Умберта Эка, Умбэрта Эка, ਉਮਬੇਰਤੋ ਈਕੋ, Ումբերտո Էկո, ウンベルト・エーコ, Эко, Ūmbirtū Īkū, Dedalus, อุมแบร์โต เอโก, Umberto Eko, Умберто Эко, У Эко, إيكو، أومبرتو،, ウンベルト エーコ, 움베르토 에코, Ūmbirtū Iīkū, Eco, உம்பெர்த்தோ எக்கோ, Umberto Ėko, إيكو، أمبرطو،, U. Eko, أمبرتو إيكو،, أومبرتو إكو, إيكو، أمبرتو،, უმბერტო ეკო, U. Eco, اومبئرتو ائکو, إكو، أمبيرتو،, 翁贝托·埃可, Umbertu Ecu, Umberto Èko, Anbotuo Aike, Umberts Ekos, 安伯托 艾可, اكو، أمبيرتو, اکو، اومبرتو
Jan. 4, 1932
Feb. 18, 2016

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Umberto Eco (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor. He is widely known for his 1980 novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), a historical mystery combining semiotics in fiction with biblical analysis, medieval studies, and literary theory. He later wrote other novels, including Il pendolo di Foucault (Foucault's Pendulum) and L'isola del giorno prima (The Island of the Day Before). His novel Il cimitero di Praga (The Prague Cemetery), released in 2010, topped the bestseller charts in Italy.

Eco also wrote academic texts, children's books, and essays, and edited and translated into Italian books from French, such as Raymond Queneau’s “Exercises in Style” (1983). He was the founder of the Department of Media Studies at the University of the Republic of San Marino,[3] president of the Graduate School for the Study of the Humanities at the University of Bologna, member of the Accademia dei Lincei, and an honorary fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford.

Books by Umberto Eco