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Reading Eco : An Anthology - Rocco Capozzi

Reading Eco

An Anthology

By: Rocco Capozzi (Editor), Umberto Eco (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd February 1997
ISBN: 9780253211163
Number Of Pages: 512

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" READING ECO is a timely indication] of the fruitfulness of perceiving Eco as the same in his metamorphoses. It also testifies] to a certain price that Eco and his readers must/may pay for the enormous pleasure and intellectual stimulus of being Eco and being with Eco." -- The Comparatist

Umberto Eco is, quite simply, a genius. He is a renowned medievalist, philosopher, novelist, a popular journalist, and linguist. He is as warm and witty as he is learned -- and quite probably the best-known academic and novelist in the world today. The goal of this anthology is to examine his ideas of literary semiotics and interpretation as evidenced both in his scholarly work and in his fiction.

An introduction to Umberto Eco
Reading Eco
Semiotics and the Philosophy of Languagep. 1
Innovation and Repetition: Between Modern and Post-Modern Aestheticsp. 14
Two Problems in Textual Interpretationp. 34
Universe of the Mind. A Semiotic Theory of Culturep. 53
An Author and his Interpretersp. 59
Readings on Eco. A Pretext to Literary Semiotics and Interpretation
The Open Work in Theory and Practicep. 73
Looking back on A Theory of Semioticsp. 82
The Themata of Eco's Semiotics of Literaturep. 111
Towards Interpretation Semioticsp. 121
Openness, Eco, and the End of Another Millenniump. 137
Eco, Peirce and the Necessity of Interpretationp. 147
Semiotics and Deconstructionp. 163
The Interpretant in Literary Semioticsp. 173
On Truth and Lying: U. Eco and A. J. Greimasp. 185
Eco and Dramatologyp. 196
Esoteric Conspiracies and the Interpretative Strategyp. 210
Interpretation and Overinterpretation. The rights of texts, readers and implied authorsp. 217
Reading Eco's Possible Worlds
Gaudy Rose: Eco and Narcissismp. 239
The Mirrored World: Form and Ideology in The Name of the Rosep. 256
Give Me Another Horsep. 276
Interpretation, Overinterpretation, Paranoid Interpretation and Foucault's Pendulump. 285
Bellydancing: Gender, Silence, and the Women of Foucault's Pendulump. 300
Irony-clad Foucaultp. 312
The Swing of the 'Pendulum': Eco's Novelsp. 328
Whose 'Excess of Wonder' Is it Anyway? Reading Eco's Tangle of Hermetic and Pragmatic Semiosis in The Island of the Day Beforep. 350
"Dove" is the Dove?p. 362
Intertextuality, Metaphors and Metafiction as Cognitive Strategies in The Island of the Day Beforep. 387
Notesp. 407
Integrated Bibliographyp. 440
Contributorsp. 473
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ISBN: 9780253211163
ISBN-10: 0253211166
Series: Advances in Semiotics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 22nd February 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.62  x 3.79
Weight (kg): 0.8