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On Literature

(2004)
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In this collection of essays and addresses delivered over the course of his illustrious career, Umberto Eco seeks "to understand the chemistry of [his] passion" for the word. From musings on Ptolemy and "the force of the false" to reflections on the experimental writing of Borges and Joyce, Eco's luminous intelligence and encyclopedic knowledge are on dazzling display throughout. And when he reveals his own ambitions and superstitions, his authorial anxieties and fears, one feels like a secret sharer in the garden of literature to which he so often alludes.
Remarkably accessible and unfailingly stimulating, this collection exhibits the diversity of interests and the depth of knowledge that have made Eco one of the world's leading writers.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: On Literature
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-436-21017-7 / 978-0-436-21017-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Secker
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November 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: On Literature
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-15-100812-4 / 978-0-15-100812-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

January 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: On Literature
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-09-945394-0 / 978-0-09-945394-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: On Literature
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-15-603239-2 / 978-0-15-603239-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: On Literature
Author(s): Umberto Eco
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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November 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: On Literature
Author(s): Umberto Eco
Publisher: Mariner Books
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