🙂 Learned a lot more about Umberto Eco that I don’t recall from my high school days.
The world lost two of its most important writers today, Friday February 19, 2016: Harper Lee and Umberto Eco. I offer this small post in remembrance of their brilliance.
Umberto Eco was a renowned professor of semiotics, the study of language and signs, as well as a best-selling novelist, and he died at the age of 84. He is probably best known outside of the academic world for his novel The Name of the Rose and the successful Hollywood film based on it, which starred Sean Connery. The book was, on the surface, a medieval murder mystery that was heavily influenced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his great detective Sherlock Holmes. It was also a multi-layered exploration of the medieval as well as the contemporary world. Eco incorporated a difficult series of puzzles and codes within the text by utilizing his knowledge of semiotics, and his labyrinthine…
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