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Umberto Eco

Italy (1932 - 2016)

Umberto Eco was an Italian novelist, essayist, literary critic, philosopher, and semiotician. He was born in Alessandria in 1932 and was Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bologna and President of the International Center for Semiotic and Cognitive Studies.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Young Adult Fiction

The Story of the Betrothed (2014) (with Marco Lorenzetti)
Non fiction

Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1984) : The Name of the Rose

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