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Umberto Eco

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Umberto Eco OMRI (Italian: [umˈbɛrto ˈɛːko]; 5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor. He is best known internationally for his 1980 novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), a historical mystery combining semiotics in fiction with biblical analysis, medieval studies, and literary theory. He later wrote other novels, including Il pendolo di Foucault (Foucault's Pendulum) and L'isola del giorno prima (The Island of the Day Before). His novel Il cimitero di Praga (The Prague Cemetery), released in 2010, was a best-seller. Eco also wrote academic texts, children's books, and essays. He was the founder of the Department of Media Studies at the University of the Republic of San Marino, president of the Graduate School for the Study of the Humanities at the University of Bologna, member of the Accademia dei Lincei, and an honorary fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford.


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Born:
Jan 5, 1932 In Alessandria, Piemonte, Italia
Movie/TV Credits:
10
First Appeared:
In the movie La Notte 1961-01-23
Latest Project:
Movie Walt Disney e l'Italia - Una storia d'amore 2014-02-10
Known For
Poster of La rosa dei nomi
Poster of Behind the Doors of Umberto Eco
Poster of The Abbey of Crime: Umberto Eco's 'The Name of the Rose'
Poster of La Notte
Filmography
Movie Walt Disney e l'Italia - Una storia d'amore Unknown 2014-02-10
Movie We Weren't Just Bicycle Thieves: Neorealism Unknown 2013-09-01
Movie La rosa dei nomi Himself 2013-11-20
Movie Behind the Doors of Umberto Eco Himself 2012-10-10
Movie Quiproquo Unknown 2011-09-03
Movie A Beautiful Vacation Himself 2006-12-23
Movie The Abbey of Crime: Umberto Eco's 'The Name of the Rose' Himself 2004-06-16
Series Sabine Christiansen himself 1998-01-04
Series Babau Unknown 1976-01-01
Movie La Notte Man at the Party (uncredited) 1961-01-23