Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Umberto Eco, R.I.P

Of the many unread book and false-starts waiting on my shelf, I picked Foucault's Pendulum, given the author's recent passing. This obituary says "Eco was, first and foremost, an historian railing against modernism in all its forms" β€” A Rose by Any Other Name: Umberto Eco (1932-2016). "Down-to-earth, not remotely narcissistic, fond of pondering the human side of any artist or intellectual, he’d want us, in his Latin-dripping mind, to ecce homo β€” 'behold the man,' secular version" β€” The Irrepressible Lightness of Umberto Eco.

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