Again, one of my favorite authors. Usually I don't care for plot-less stories or cyclicle storylines but Eco is a superb writer and I love his books. My favorites are In The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum and Baudolino.
Umberto Eco (born 5 January 1932) is an Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist. Eco has also written academic texts, children's books and many essays. He is founder of the Dipartimento di Comunicazione at the University of San Marino, President of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, University of Bologna, member of the Accademia dei Lincei (since November 2010) and an Honorary Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford.
Umberto Eco / “I have lived the lives of Napoleon, Caesar, d’Artagnan. So I always encourage young people to read books, because it’s an ideal way to develop a great memory and a ravenous multiple personality. And then at the end of your life you have lived countless lives, which is a fabulous privilege.”
6 Quotes From Author Umberto Eco On Why People Love Lists
Umberto Eco, OMRI (b. 5 Jan 1932) Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, & novelist (best known for groundbreaking 1980 historical mystery novel The Name of the Rose, an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies & literary theory). Further novels include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before & most recently, The Prague Cemetery, released in 2010, best-seller. http://www.google.com.
Legendary Lands: Umberto Eco on the Greatest Maps of Imaginary Places and Why They Appeal to Us