Friday, February 19, 2016

Umberto Eco: R.I.P.

Umberto Eco was author of the Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum, as well as being a major figure in philosophy and academia. He died tonight after a long battle with cancer.

1932-2016

Eco wrote The Name of the Rose, one of my favorite books. It's  agothic murder mystery set in an Italian medieval monastery, and combines semiotics, biblical analysis, medieval studies, and literary theory.

Read these obituaries

New York Times

LA. Times

The Guardian 

1 comment:

Vallery Feldman said...

Very sorry to read this. I read The Name of the Rose three times and even enjoyed the movie, I still don't think I understood everything in the book but it was a good read. haven't been able to enjoy his other books as much.