"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth."


Umberto Eco (born 5 January 1932), Italian novelist, medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, and literary critic, is the author of several bestselling novels, most famously Il nome della rosa (1980)--The Name of The Rose, Foucault's Pendulum (1988), The Island of The Day Before (1994), and Baudolino (2000), and The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana (2004). His collections of essays include Five Moral Pieces, Kant and the Platypus, Serendipities, Travels In Hyperreality, and How To Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays. He has also written academic texts and children's books.

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