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On Literature
On Literature | Umberto Eco
11 posts | 4 read | 1 reading | 4 to read
A collection of essays and addresses includes the author's musings on Ptolemy, his reflections on the experimental writings of Borges and Joyce, and confessions about his own ambitions and anxieties. By the author of The Name of the Rose. Reprint.
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Book_Fairy_Mary
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La_Cori
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“Usually the recipe for a bestseller is to give people what they want. My challenge is and was: give them what they do not expect. Be severe with them. The world of media is full of easy answers, wash-and-wear philosophies, instant ecstasies, what-me-worry Epiphanies. Probably readers want a little more.”
― Umberto Eco

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#QuotsyJuly19 @TK-421

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AJBowers
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😍😍😍 I must buy this immediately

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WrittenCasey
On Literature | Umberto Eco
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Laugh Out Loud!

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WrittenCasey
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Eco is a phenome. Short essays that are structurally beautiful. I'd of thought it was DFW if I didn't know.

Can't wait to read Foucault's Pendulum.

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squirrelbrain
On Literature | Umberto Eco
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Calling all UK Littens! The Harrogate Literature festival is on for a long weekend in October. I‘ve booked for 5 events (so far!) so if anyone else is interested let me know....

The attached pic only shows a few of the events being held.

Oryx Looks good! I'm away with work that weekend unfortunately, otherwise might have tried to make it to some. Who are your seeing? 1y
Bronte_Chintz I might be away, but I‘ll check it out. I‘m dying to do a literary festival! 1y
Cathythoughts Oh you lucky Littens... sounds fab 1y
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squirrelbrain @Oryx so far I‘m seeing Amanda Prowse, Catherine Steadman, Jonathan Cranston, Julie Summers and Imran Mahmoud but that may well change! 1y
squirrelbrain @Bronte_Chintz it would be great if you could make it! 1y
youneverarrived I‘ll have a look at what‘s on. Be an easy one for me to get to 👍 1y
squirrelbrain That would be great @youneverarrived ! I think prices are really reasonable too - from (c9 to (cf. 1y
kaysworld1 Oh I am interested very much x 1y
squirrelbrain @kaysworld1 you can see the ones I‘ve booked for in the comments section. Let me know if you do book anything and we can sort a full day out! 1y
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jveezer
On Literature | Umberto Eco
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??? My faces as I'm unpacking my books into my favorite bookcase that happens to only fit in out bedroom. My partner told me "No books with negative energy!"

Tamra Good advice! 2y
jveezer Haha! Probably. But maybe a bit counterproductive to getting all those boxes of books unpacked. Now I have to ponder more... 2y
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chlobee
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Since this is technically a #bookishwouldyourather I would technically rather to mood read, even though I never do 🙈I hardcore plan out my reading because I just can't help myself.

Kalalalatja I'm so impressed with all the planners! I try to plan all the time, but then I don't want to read the books I have planned to read 😅 2y
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chlobee
On Literature | Umberto Eco
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#booknerdconfessions

💢I get the majority of my books from my awesome library, but nothing beats browsing a bookstore.
🔆I am absurdly particular about the condition of my books. I like them to be pristine, with high quality paper and a new book smell.
🍀Book podcasts get me through the week.
🌀I never eat while reading. Only coffee or tea ☕️
☂️I keep a journal of my favorite quotes and TBR ideas.

#fallintobooks

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shawnmooney
On Literature | Umberto Eco
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Finally, a porn video for the Litsy crowd! I quit smoking two years ago, but I almost fell off the wagon and went out and bought a pack after watching this…
http://www.openculture.com/2017/03/watch-umberto-eco-walk-through-his-immense-pr...

AmbityScambity Holy. 💩. 3y
Matchkim Thank you. I will now be busy throwing out all my furniture as it's taking up valuable book real estate. 3y
cariashley Oh. My. 😮 3y
LeahBergen Right?! Loved this. 3y
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