Mursia, , reprinted, Garzanti, Editor Dove e quando? Indagine sperimentale su due diverse edizioni di un servizio di "Almanacco," RAI, Coeditor Le Donne al muro: L'Immagine femminile nel manifesto politico italiano, , Savelli, Coauthor Le Ragioni della retorica: Atti del Convegno "Retorica, verita, opinione, persuasione": Cattolica, 22 febbrario aprile , Mucchi, Coauthor Le Isole del tesoro: Proposte per la riscoperta e la gestione delle risorse culturali , Electa, Contributor to books, including Momenti e problema di storia dell'estetica , Marzorati, ; Documenti su il nuovo medioevo , Bompiani Milan, Italy , ; Convegno su realta e ideologie dell'informazione , , Il Saggiatore, ; Carolina Invernizio, Matilde Serao, Liala , La Nuova Italia, ; and Perche continuiamo a fare e a insegnare arte?
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Contributor to numerous encyclopedias, including Enciclopedia filosofica and Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics. A respected Italian scholar, Eco has built his literary reputation on specialized academic writing about semiotics: the study of how cultures communicate through signs.
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Not only was The Name of the Rose Eco's first novel, it was also a complex creation, long on philosophy and short on sex—definitely not blockbuster material, especially not in Italy where the market for books is small. Some experts attribute the novel's success to the rising interest in fantasy literature. Others chalk it up to snob appeal. A lot of people who will buy the book will never read it," Howard Kaminsky, president of Warner Books, suggested in that same Newsweek article.
Eco is the unacknowledged leader of contemporary Italian culture, a man whose academic and ideological prestige has grown steadily through years of dazzling and solid work.
On one level The Name of the Rose is a murder mystery in which a number of Catholic monks are inexplicably killed. The setting is an ancient monastery in northern Italy, the year is , and the air is rife with evil. Dissension among rival factions of the Franciscan order threatens to tear the church apart, and each side is preparing for a fight.
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On one side stand the Spiritualists and the emperor Louis IV who endorse evangelical poverty; on the other stand the corrupt Pope John XXII and the monks who believe that the vow of poverty will rob the church of earthly wealth and power. In an effort to avoid a confrontation, both sides agree to meet at the monastery—a Benedictine abbey that is considered neutral ground.
To this meeting come William of Baskerville, an English Franciscan empowered to represent the emperor, and Adso, William's disciple and scribe.
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Before the council can convene, however, the body of a young monk is discovered at the bottom of a cliff, and William, a master logician in the tradition of Sherlock Holmes , is recruited to solve the crime, assisted by Adso, in Watson's role. Nowhere is the importance of decoding symbols more apparent than in the library—an intricate labyrinth that houses all types of books, including volumes on pagan rituals and black magic.
The secret of the maze is known to only a few, among them the master librarian whose job it is to safeguard the collection and supervise the circulation of appropriate volumes. William suspects that the murder relates to a forbidden book—a rare work with "the power of a thousand scorpions"—that some of the more curious monks have been trying to obtain.
If William speaks for reason, Adso—the young novice who, in his old age, will relate the story—represents the voice of faith. Ferrucci believed that Adso reflects the author's second side: "The Eco who writes The Name of the Rose is Adso: a voice young and old at the same time, speaking from nostalgia for love and passion. William shapes the story with his insight; Adso gives it his own pathos. He will never think, as William does, that 'books are not made to be believed but to be subjected to inquiry'; Adso writes to be believed.
Another way The Name of the Rose can be interpreted is as a parable of modern life. The vehement struggle between church and state mirrors much of recent Italian history with its "debates over the role of the left and the accompanying explosion of terrorist violence," wrote Sari Gilbert in the Washington Post. We are always approaching the time of the anti-Christ. In the nuclear age, we are never far from the Dark Ages. As with his first novel, Eco's second novel was an international best-seller. Published in in English as Foucault's Pendulum , the book is similar to The Name of the Rose in that it is a semiotic murder mystery wrapped in several layers of meaning.
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The plot revolves around Casaubon, the narrator, and two Milan editors who break up the monotony of reviewing manuscripts on the occult by combining information from all of them into one computer program called the Plan. Initially conceived as a joke, the Plan connects the Knights Templar—a medieval papal order that fought in the Crusades—with other occult groups throughout history. The program produces a map indicating the geographical point at which the powers of the earth can be controlled. That point is in Paris, France, at Foucault's Pendulum.
When occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth. Eco orchestrates all of these and other diverse characters and groups into his multilayered semiotic story. Some of the interpretations of Foucault's Pendulum critics have suggested include reading it as nothing more than an elaborate joke, as an exploration of the ambiguity between text as reality and reality as text, and as a warning that harm comes to those who seek knowledge through bad logic and faulty reasoning.
Given this range of interpretation and Eco's interest in semiotics, Foucault's Pendulum is probably best described as a book about many things, including the act of interpretation itself. Foucault's Pendulum generated a broad range of commentary. Some critics faulted it for digressing too often into scholarly minutia, and others felt Eco had only mixed success in relating the different levels of his tale. Several reviewers, however, praised Foucault's Pendulum.
Comparing the work to his first novel, Herbert Mitgang, for example, said in the New York Times that the book "is a quest novel that is deeper and richer than The Name of the Rose. It's a brilliant piece of research and writing—experimental and funny, literary and philosophical—that bravely ignores the conventional expectations of the reader. I knew it would provoke ambiguous, nonhomogeneous responses because it was a book conceived to point up some contradictions.
Eco's third novel, The Island of the Day Before , like The Search for the Perfect Language , explained Toronto Globe and Mail contributor Patrick Rengger, "is also, and in more ways than one, attempting to excavate truths by sifting language and meaning. In Baudolino Eco draws readers back into the early thirteenth century to tell the life story of a man involved in most major events of the period, including the search for the Holy Grail and the fourth Crusade.
An admitted liar, Baudolino tells his story to Byzantine scribe Niketas Choniates, a member of the court of Frederick Barbarossa, while all around the two men the city of Constantinople is undergoing destruction. Rowland in a review for the New Republic; "the destruction of Constantinople in Baudolino , like the destruction of the library in The Name of the Rose , threatens to slay civility itself.
Apart from his novels, Eco has been a prolific contributor to Italian letters, and many of his works have been translated into English. The Search for the Perfect Language is a history of the attempts to reconstruct a "natural" original language. London Review of Books contributor John Sturrock called it "a brisk, chronological account of the many thinkers about language, from antiquity onwards, who have conceived programmes for undoing the effects of time and either recovering the ur-language that they believed must once have existed only later to be lost, or else inventing a replacement for it.
However, as The Search for the Perfect Language reveals, more often than not the thinkers only reveal their own linguistic prejudices in their conclusions. This search for the primal tongue is, Sturrock continued, a "history of a doomed but often laudably ingenious movement to go against the linguistic grain and rediscover a truly natural language: a language of Nature or of God as it were, the appropriateness of whose signs there could be no denying.
Eco's Apocalypse Postponed is a collection of essays on culture written between the s and the s. The book discusses a variety of topics, including cartoons, literacy, Federico Fellini , and the counterculture movement, and reflects the alarm of many intellectuals at the proliferation of pop culture during the period. Divided into four parts, which reflect the topics of mass culture, mass media, countercultures, and Italian intellectualism, the book was summarized by a Kirkus reviewer as "substantial, lucid, humane, and a great deal of fun.
In Booklist , Michael Spinella wrote, "This slim but pithy volume offers an approachable introduction to the intellectual history of language and the foundation of linguistic study. In Kant and the Platypus Eco considers questions of meaning: how do we identify and classify something that is totally new to us? The book revisits and revises ideas of semiotics that Eco previously discussed in A Theory of Semiotics and Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language.
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Genette, Cfr. Jakobson, Cfr. Ruwet, Cfr. Ruwet, ; Ricoeur, , Eco, Cfr. Genette, , Cfr. Cohen, Cfr. Ricoeur , tr. Tentare, invece, una definizione etimologica del senso proprio, conduce a considerare la retorica coestensiva ad una semantica diacronica. Gruppo m, , tr. Le quattro operazioni riconosciute derivano idealmente dallo schema della quadripartrita ratio di Quintiliano, che distingue adiectio, detractio, immutatio, e transformatio cfr. Ricoeur ; tr. Gruppo m , tr. Per questa via i fenomeni retorici si differenzierebbero dai sensi indiretti derivabili per implicazione semantica per il maggior grado di indeterminatezza inferenziale.
Weinrich, Cfr. Ricoeur Cfr. Fa parte, dunque, del programma di Semantica Strutturale la lessicalizzazione delle figure, intese come dispositivi di esplicitazione metalinguistica del senso. Greimas, , tr.