Book #29234

Misreadings - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Umberto Eco

Binding: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 12mo ; [x],180, [2] pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993.
ISBN: 0156607522

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.

Price: $270.00

Author Bio

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (born January 5, 1932) is an Italian medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, literary critic and novelist, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa, 1980), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory.

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