Quotes by Umberto Eco

About Umberto Eco:

Umberto Eco is an Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist. He is best known for his groundbreaking 1980 historical mystery novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. He has since written further novels, including Il pendolo di Foucault (Foucault's Pendulum) and L'isola del giorno prima (The Island of the Day Before). His most recent novel Il cimitero di Praga (The Prague Cemetery), released in 2010, was a best-seller.

Author Bio

  • NameUmberto Eco
  • DescriptionItalian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist
  • AliasesUmberto Ecco; Umberto Eccounstino
  • BornJanuary 5, 1932
  • CountryItaly
  • ProfessionPhilosopher; Writer; Novelist; Essayist; Educationist
  • AwardsOfficer Of The Legion Of Honour; Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres?; Order Of Merit For Arts And Science; Austrian State Prize For European Literature; Grand Cross Of The Order Of Merit Of The Federal Republic Of Germany With Star; Princess Of Asturias Award - Communications And Humanities