On Literature

Umberto Eco

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Vintage Publishing
5 January 2006
ISBN: 9780099453949
Paperback

From the publisher

Remarkably accessible and unfailingly stimulating, this collection of essays exhibits the diversity of interests and the depth of knowledge that made Umberto Eco one of the world's leading writers. From musings on Ptolemy and reflections on the experimental writing of Borges and Joyce, to revelations of his own authorial ambitions and fears, Eco's luminous intelligence is on display throughout.

This volume will appeal to anyone interested in how new light is shed on old masters by a great contemporary mind.