Umberto Eco and the Open Text: Semiotics, Fiction, Popular Culture

Umberto Eco and the Open Text: Semiotics, Fiction, Popular Culture

Peter E. Bondanella


Umberto Eco is Italy's most renowned dwelling highbrow, identified between teachers for his literary and cultural theories, and to a massive foreign viewers via his novels, The identify of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum and The Island of the Day prior to. Umberto Eco and the Open textual content is the 1st accomplished research in English of Eco's paintings. In transparent and available language, Peter Bondanella considers not just Eco's most famed texts, but in addition many occasional essays no longer but translated into English. Tracing Eco's highbrow improvement from early reports in medieval aesthetics to seminal works on pop culture, postmodern fiction, and semiotic thought, he indicates how Eco's personal fiction grows out of his literary and cultural theories. Bondanella cites all texts in English, and gives a whole bibliography of works via and approximately Eco.

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