Umberto Eco

Photo of Umberto EcoUmberto Eco (1932–2016) was an internationally acclaimed writer, philosopher, medievalist, professor, and the author of the best-selling novels Foucault’s Pendulum, The Name of the Rose, and The Prague Cemetery, as well as children’s books. His numerous nonfiction books include Confessions of a Young Novelist, Six Walks in the Fictional Woods, and The Open Work. He was a recipient of the Premio Strega, Italy’s highest literary prize; the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities; and a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur from the government of France.

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TitleAuthorFormatPublication DatePriceSelect Item
Cover: On the Shoulders of GiantsOn the Shoulders of GiantsEco, Umberto
McEwen, Alastair
HARDCOVER10/22/2019$27.95
Cover: From the Tree to the Labyrinth: Historical Studies on the Sign and InterpretationFrom the Tree to the Labyrinth: Historical Studies on the Sign and InterpretationEco, Umberto
Oldcorn, Anthony
HARDCOVER02/24/2014$49.50
Cover: Confessions of a Young NovelistConfessions of a Young NovelistEco, UmbertoHARDCOVER04/25/2011$40.00
Cover: Six Walks in the Fictional WoodsSix Walks in the Fictional WoodsEco, UmbertoPAPERBACK07/21/1998$30.00
Cover: The Open WorkThe Open WorkEco, Umberto
Cancogni, Anna
PAPERBACK04/03/1989$41.00
Cover: The Aesthetics of Thomas AquinasThe Aesthetics of Thomas AquinasEco, Umberto
Bredin, Hugh
PAPERBACK10/25/1988$37.00
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