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The Other Columbus: Don’t be shamed by your unread books

Columbus Alive 15 Sep 2021
I recently read a Financial Times article about home libraries ... And not just books they haven’t read yet, but more books than they could hope to finish in their lifetime ... And not in a “walk through the mind” of an estate such as, say, novelist and Renaissance man Umberto Eco, but in a “look how smart I am” kind of way ... .

Trump's unique brand of American fascism is still haunting us

Alternet 15 Sep 2021
Trump and Trumpism similarly embody the 14 common factors of fascism identified by the great writer Umberto Eco in his 1995 essay, Ur FascismA cult of traditionalism.A rejection of modernism (cultural, rather than technological).A cult of action for its own sake and a distrust of ...

Brainwashing, Italian-Style: The Braibanti Case

Bitter Winter English 08 Sep 2021
by Massimo Introvigne. Article 3 of 5. Read article 1 and article 2 ... It was, however, much ado about nothing ... The case led prominent Italian left-wing intellectuals such as novelist Alberto Moravia and semiologist Umberto Eco, and a large number of leading attorneys and psychiatrists, to petition for the abolition of the statute on “plagio.” ... ....

Brasília’s modernism could do with some urban spontaneity

Live Mint 05 Sep 2021
Sixty-one years ago, Brasília emerged from Brazil’s hinterland ... With its winged shape, Brasília became a powerful symbol ... The most obvious problem is a series of design choices that privilege motorists ... MORE FROM THIS SECTIONSee All ... The writer Umberto Eco called this notion “the open work" and contrasted it with fixed blueprints imposed from above ... .

When Even Comics Were Accused of “Brainwashing”– Part II

Bitter Winter English 31 Aug 2021
Wertham’s Seduction of the Innocent, Umberto Eco published one of its most famous nonfiction works, Apocalittici e integrati. The title of the English translation, Apocalypse Postponed,did not capture Eco’s original intention. The book, largely devoted to comics, settled Eco’s ...

Essay: Buy books; don’t worry about reading them

Hindustan Times 25 Aug 2021
The Making and Unmaking of Umberto Eco, an essay by Costica Bradatan in the Los Angeles Review of Books, we read. “ Eco’s personal libraries were the stuff of legend; the one in Milan allegedly had around 30,000 volumes.” Eco knew he could never read all those books ... The cumulative mental anguish would have driven Eco over the edge.

Rabindranath Ekhane Kokhono Khete Asenni review: Srijit Mukherji mediocre series is as bad as it gets

Indian Express 16 Aug 2021
It occurs briefly but is painful to watch for just how uncomfortable he looks ... All of them have one thing in common ... But the director is convinced that we have, so in the final episode the Anjan Dutt character tries joining the dots, hinting on the the plausibility of something by citing Umberto Eco’s The Name of The Rose as an example ... Tags ... .

Churchill’s Shadow by Geoffrey Wheatcroft review — a revisionist’s search for the real Churchill

The Times/The Sunday Times 15 Aug 2021
A few years before he died the Italian writer Umberto Eco wrote an essay about what he called “fluctuating” fictional characters, so well known that ...

The 50 bestselling books of all time, from 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to 'The Fellowship ...

Business Insider 02 Aug 2021
The bestselling books of all time include "The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Little Prince," and every book in the "Harry Potter" series. Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider With over 2 million books published every year, few titles become bestsellers ... Copies sold. 500 million ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco, available at and , from $14.49.

The Calasso code

Indian Express 30 Jul 2021
Roberto Calasso, the Italian writer who died on Wednesday aged 80, was a polymath whose books transcended the silos of genres ... Like his illustrious contemporaries, Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco, Calasso experimented with form and genre to create a unique body of work that defied classification and redefined the idea of literature ... Tags. Italian ... .

Hold Your Fire: Red-Faced Firefighters Reveal Blaze At Famed Abbey Was Optical Illusion

The Tennessee Tribune 28 Jul 2021
Several photos shared by Facebook users made it look like the abbey — which served as an inspiration and location for Italian novelist Umberto Eco’s 1980 debut novel, “The Name of the Rose” — was on fire. Firefighters rushed to the abbey, but soon realized an optical illusion, due to the rain, was responsible ... No blaze was found. (FF Paudorf/Zenger) ... .

‘Meditation and copulation’: how 90s dance act Enigma propelled a new age revolution

The Guardian 23 Jul 2021
“Umberto Eco reading his works on top of a backbeat?” Related. The Guide.

What Tucker Carlson Is Doing in a Fake Log Cabin

The Atlantic 12 Jul 2021
O ver several decades in the 1900s, the Italian novelist and semiotician Umberto Eco traveled around the United States ... Eco produced a travelogue that explored Americans’ “faith in fakes.” He went to Disneyland, Hearst Castle, Las Vegas ... Even in those days, Eco diagnosed an underlying quality of American culture.

Horoscopes for JUN 24 - 30

Salt Lake City Weekly 24 Jun 2021
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Author Albert Camus advised everyone to "steal some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self." That's excellent advice for you to heed in the coming days ... So please don't scrimp as you shower blessings on yourself ... "We were clever enough to turn a laundry list into poetry," wrote author Umberto Eco ... 22) ... 22).

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