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

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  • Date Published: February 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511834066

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  • Umberto Eco is Italy's most famous living intellectual, known among academics for his literary and cultural theories, and to an enormous international audience through his novels, The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum and The Island of the Day Before. Umberto Eco and the Open Text is the first comprehensive study in English of Eco's work. In clear and accessible language, Peter Bondanella considers not only Eco's most famous texts, but also many occasional essays not yet translated into English. Tracing Eco's intellectual development from early studies in medieval aesthetics to seminal works on popular culture, postmodern fiction, and semiotic theory, he shows how Eco's own fiction grows out of his literary and cultural theories. Bondanella cites all texts in English, and provides a full bibliography of works by and about Eco.

    • First full-length book in the English language of Italy's most famous living intellectual
    • Apart from all Eco's famous texts, the book also considers many occasional essays not yet translated into English
    • All texts cited in English
    • Extensive bibliography of works by and about Eco
    • Shows how Eco's best-selling novels derive from his literary and cultural theories
    • Exceptionally clear style and accessible language explains Eco's theories and fictions to non-specialists as well as specialists
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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511834066
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Umberto Eco's intellectual origins: medieval aesthetics, publishing and mass media
    2. The open work, misreadings, and modernist aesthetics
    3. Cultural theory and popular culture: from structuralism to semiotics
    4. From semiotics to narrative theory in a decade of radical social change
    5. 'To make truth laugh': postmodern theory and practice in The Name of the Rose
    6. Interpretation, overinterpretation, paranoid interpretation, and Foucault's Pendulum
    7. Inferential strolls and narrative shipwrecks: Six Walks and The Island of the Day Before
    8. Conclusion
    Bibliography.

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    Peter Bondanella, Indiana University

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