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Umberto Eco

Biography

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (1932–2016) was the author of numerous essay collections and seven novels, including THE NAME OF THE ROSE, THE PRAGUE CEMETERY and INVENTING THE ENEMY. He received Italy's highest literary award, the Premio Strega, was named a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the French government, and was an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Umberto Eco

Books by Umberto Eco

written by Umberto Eco and translated by Richard Dixon - Fiction, Political Thriller, Satire, Thriller

A newspaper committed to blackmail and mud slinging, rather than reporting the news. A paranoid editor, walking through the streets of Milan, reconstructing 50 years of history against the backdrop of a plot involving the cadaver of Mussolini's double. The murder of Pope John Paul I, the CIA, red terrorists handled by secret services, 20 years of bloodshed, and events that seem outlandish until the BBC proves them true. Set in 1992 and foreshadowing the mysteries and follies of the following 20 years, NUMERO ZERO is a scintillating take on our times from the best-selling author of THE NAME OF ROSE and FOUCAULT'S PENDULUM.

by Umberto Eco - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Umberto Eco tells the story of a secret agent who weaves plots, conspiracies, intrigues and attacks, and helps determine the historical and political fate of the Continent.

by Umberto Eco - Fiction

Yambo, a 60-ish rare book dealer who lives in Milan has suffered a loss of memory; not the kind of memory neurologists call 'semantic,' but rather his 'autobiographical' memory: he no longer knows his own name, doesn't tecognize his wife or his daughters, doesn't remember anything about his parents or his childhood. As he recovers his memory, two voids remain shrouded in fog: a terrible event he experienced during the resistance, and the vague image of a girl whom he loved at sixteen, then lost. But a relapse occurs.