Umberto Eco

 
Letters to the editor: March 4 to 10 2016
Letters to the editor: March 4 to 10 2016
I refer to the correspondence under the rubric ...
Dan Brown not Umberto Eco’s sole echo
Dan Brown not Umberto Eco’s sole echo
Before Dan Brown, in the beginning, was Umberto Eco. A semiologist at the University of Bologna, Eco’s day job was given over to the relationship...
Historical pastiche cheapens horror of anti-Semitism
Historical pastiche cheapens horror of anti-Semitism
The Prague Cemetary by Umberto Eco, translated by Richard Dixon (Harvill Secker)
The Infinity of Lists
The Infinity of Lists
The infinity of lists by Umberto Eco (Maclehose Press)
The end of the road
The end of the road
Aurelio Zen will not outlive End Games (Faber and Faber). That bald statement says nothing about Zen's state at the end of the book;...
Smell me a story
Smell me a story
Patrick Süskind's novel Perfume was a surprise bestseller in the mid-1980s: a surprise because it is so metaphysical, so darkly philosophical, so European. Set in the mid-1700s (the "age of reason"), it is historical but also phantasmagoric. The central character, a sport of...
A story of hope from one who has survived sexual abuse
A story of hope from one who has survived sexual abuse
A man in a clerical habit abused me in the church hall of the Johannesburg parish of the Immaculate Conception in Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank. It...

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