Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 12mo ; [x],180,  pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993.
An attractive first American edition/first printing, Contursi A005e, in Fine condition in pictorial wrappers with French flaps with minor dent to front cover, SIGNED by author Umberto Eco directly on the title page.
Fifteen satirical essays in which semiotician and novelist Eco pokes fun at the oversophisticated, the overacademic, and the overintellectual; and makes penetrating comments about our modern mass culture and the elitist avant-garde. These essays originally appeared in the 1960s in the Italian periodical Il Verri and then in 1963 in Diario Minimo; they appear here for the first time in an English translation by William Weaver.