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Umberto Eco

(b. 1932) Italian novelist and semiotician

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Alfabeta

Alfabeta  

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(1979–88).Monthly periodical edited in Milan by a group of intellectuals which included Balestrini, Antonio Porta, Eco, and Corti. It adopted the format, title, and distribution methods of a ...
aura

aura  

According to Benjamin (1936), the distinctive singularity of an original work of art, the potency of which he attributed to its authenticity, presence, uniqueness, and historical context. He argued ...
beauty

beauty  

The central place of beauty in Plato's thought is witnessed in the Dialogues Phaedrus and Symposium. The perception of beauty induces anamnesis, a recollection of previous acquaintance with the ...
Bompiani

Bompiani  

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Milanese publishing firm founded in 1929 by Valentino Bompiani, formerly an editor at Mondadori. It is notable for its many translations of American and British literature, its Almanacco letterario ...
Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce  

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(1839–1914)American philosopher of science and language. Peirce was the son of the distinguished Harvard mathematician Benjamin Peirce, and educated to a mistrust of metaphysical reasoning, compared ...
code

code  

1 A numerical and/or alphabetical system for organizing and classifying information and data.2 A formal statement of acceptable ways for members of a defined professional group to behave, i.e., a ...
Eco, Umberto

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World Encyclopedia

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He lectured on aesthetics, architecture, visual communications, and semiotics, and his writing is based on these themes. His best-known

Eco, Umberto

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
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(1932– ).

Semiotician and novelist. Born in Alessandria, he graduated in philosophy from Turin University with a thesis

Eco, Umberto

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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(b. 1932), Italian aesthetician, novelist, and critic of art.

Eco is best known academically for his effort

Eco, Umberto

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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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2007
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(b. 1932),

Italian semiotician and novelist whose writings bear upon a wide range of topics from medieval philosophy

Eco, Umberto

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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Italian academic who achieved literary fame with a single novel, The Name of the Rose (1981).

Born in Alessandria, Piedmont, ...

Ernst Cassirer

Ernst Cassirer  

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(1874–1945)German Neo-Kantian, who resigned as Rector of Hamburg University in 1933, and subsequently taught at various universities in England and the United States. His main ambition was to develop ...
Francesco Leonetti

Francesco Leonetti  

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(1924– ).Militant intellectual, poet, and novelist, associated with several important literary periodicals since the 1950s. As a student in Bologna, Leonetti published his first book of poetry, Sopra ...
glossematics

glossematics  

Louis Hjelmslev's name for his theory of language. Like Ferdinand de Saussure, one of his key inspirations, Hjelmslev took the position that language is arbitrary in relation to the real world, which ...
heterotopia

heterotopia  

‘The coexistence in an impossible space of a large number of fragmentary possible worlds’ (M. Foucault1967). Cyberspace is a good example. See Soja in S. Watson and K. Gibson, eds. (1995).
hyperreality

hyperreality  

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1. In a mediated context, an artificially created copy that is perceived as somehow more real than the real thing, or too real to be real: modelled on reality but with an exaggerated intensity, such ...
Il Nome della rosa

Il Nome della rosa  

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(1980).Umberto Eco's first novel and his most successful commercially and aesthetically. Its plot centres on a murder investigation carried out in 1327 by an English Franciscan with Sherlock Holmes ...
il verri

il verri  

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Literary periodical (always written in lower-case), with a strong philosophical component, founded as a quarterly in Milan in 1956 by Luciano Anceschi. It attracted many of the writers and ...
lipogram

lipogram  

A written text from which a specific letter is absent throughout. The most ambitious example is the 50,000-word novel Gadsby (1939) by Ernest Vincent Wright (1872–1939) in which the letter e, ...
Louis Hjelmslev

Louis Hjelmslev  

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(1899–1965), Danish linguist, founder and leader of the Linguistic Circle of Copenhagen.He counts as one of the major exponents of European structural linguistics after Saussure. He founded ...

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