Umberto Eco

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Умбэрта Эка, אומברטו אקו, உம்பெர்த்தோ எக்கோ, and 49 others Oumperto Eko, Umberto Èko, اومبرتو اکو, Умберто Эко, U エーコ, Umbertu Ecu, إكو، أمبيرتو،, أومبرتو إكو, أمبرتو إكو،, إيكو، أومبرتو،, Oumperto 2- Eko, Umbirtū Īkū, اکو، اومبرتو, Eco, ਉਮਬੇਰਤੋ ਈਕੋ, إيكو، أمبرطو،, إيكو، أمبرتو،, Umberto Eco, Эко, Umbirtū Iykū, 움베르토 에코, ウンベルト・エーコ, U. Eko, Ūmbirtū Īkū, Umberto Ėko, U. Eco, 翁贝托·埃可, Ումբերտո Էկո, Ουμπέρτο Έκο, Humberto Eco, უმბერტო ეკო, У Эко, Умберто Еко, Умберта Эка, Humbertus Eco, أمبرتو إيكو،, Umberts Ekos, اكو، أمبيرتو, اومبئرتو ائکو, อุมแบร์โต เอโก, Ūmbirtū Iīkū, Dedalus, ཨུམ་བེར་ཏོ་ཨེ་ཀོ།, 安伯托 艾可, Umberto Eko, Anbotuo Aike, ウンベルト エコ, ഉംബർട്ടോ എക്കോ, ウンベルト エーコ
Jan. 5, 1932
Feb. 19, 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