Chronicles of a Liquid Society
A posthumous collection of essays by the great novelist, essayist, literary critic, and philosopher Umberto Eco. Umberto Eco began writing a regular column called "La Bustina di Minerva" for the Italian weekly magazine L’Espresso in 1985. Its title referred to a brand of matchbook that had two white spaces inside, useful for brief jottings. Eco intended his articles to be short notes and digressions on ideas that came to mind, generally inspired by topical events. But not always, since just as topical for him was rereading a page of Herodotus, a Grimms’ fairy tale, or a Popeye comic strip. The pieces in this volume reflect on many aspects of our “liquid society,” when a sense of community is lost, and fellow travelers become rivals. With dazzling erudition and a keen sense of the everyday, the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose writes on popular culture and politics, being seen, conspiracies, the old and the young, cellphones, mass media, racism, good manners, and the crisis in ideological values. A final gift to his readers—astute, witty, illuminating.
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The Twisted Worlds of Philip K Dick
"This book examines Philip K. Dick's writing through the lens of ontological uncertainty, providing a comparative map of his oeuvre, tracing both the interior connections between books and his allusive intertextuality. Some of his most important short stories and two of his realist novels are also examined, providing a general introduction to Dick's body of work"--Provided by publisher.
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How To Travel With A Salmon
'Between a bottle of Epsom salts or one of twenty-year-old cognac, which would you choose? Would you rather spend your vacation with an eighty-year old leper or with Demi Moore? Do you prefer being sprinkled with ferocious red ants or sharing a sleeping compartment with Claudia Schiffer?' From the celebrated author of The Name of the Rose, here is a dazzling compendium of advice offering the correct answers to these and many other important questions. Tackling topics as diverse as the coffee pot from hell, eating on an aeroplane, how not to use a cellular phone and recognising porn movies, Umberto Eco guides us with all his customary wit and brilliance through the complexities of the modern world.
Journey to the End of the Night
When it was published in 1932, this revolutionary first fiction redefined the art of the novel with its black humor, its nihilism, and its irreverent, explosive writing style, and made Louis-Ferdinand Celine one of France's--and literature's--most important 20th-century writers. The picaresque adventures of Bardamu, the sarcastic and brilliant antihero of Journey to the End of the Night move from the battlefields of World War I (complete with buffoonish officers and cowardly soldiers), to French West Africa, the United States, and back to France in a style of prose that's lyrical, hallucinatory, and hilariously scathing toward nearly everybody and everything. Yet, beneath it all one can detect a gentle core of idealism.
Tomorrow s Eve
Even after 100 years, this is a captivating fable - witty and biting - of a Thomas Edison-like inventor who creates the radiant and tragic android Hadaly, and the lovelorn aristocrat who falls for the manmade perfect woman who is conveniently adjustable so he may make her at his will to his taste and social needs.
The Haunted Pool
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The past recaptured
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The Book of Legendary Lands
In the tradition of On Beauty, On Ugliness and The Infinity of Lists, Umberto Eco presents an enthralling and erudite illustrated tour of the fabled places that have awed and eluded us through the ages. From the epic poems of Homer to contemporary science fiction, from the Holy Scriptures to modern mythology and fairy tale, literature and art are full of illusory places we have at some time believed are real, and onto which we have projected our dreams, ideals and fears. Umberto Eco leads us on an illuminating journey through these legendary lands - Atlantis, Thule and Hyperborea, the Earth's interior and the Land of Cockaigne - and explores utopias and dystopias where our imagination can confront concepts that are too incredible, or too challenging, for our limited real world. In The Book of Legendary Lands the author's text is accompanied by several hundred carefully assembled works of art and literature; the result is a beautifully illustrated volume with broad and enduring appeal.