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UMBERTO ECO

Umberto Eco (born January 5, 1932, Alessandria, Italy-died February 19, 2016, Milan), Italian literary critic, novelist, and semiotician (student of signs and symbols) best known for his novel "Il nome della rosa" (1980; The Name of the Rose). After receiving a Ph.D. from the University of Turin (1954), Eco worked as a cultural editor for Italian Radio-Television and lectured at the University of Turin (1956-64). He then taught in Florence and Milan and finally, in 1971, assumed a professoria... Search and Buy now!

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The secret of the mountain is that the mountains simply exist, as I do myself: the mountains exist simply, which I do not. The mountains have no "meaning," they are meaning; the mountains are. The sun is round. I ring with life, and the mountains ring, and when I can hear it, there is a ringing that we share. I understand all this, not in my mind but in my heart, knowing how meaningless it is to try to capture what cannot be expressed, knowing that mere words will remain when I read it all ag... Search and Buy now!

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