Book #29765

The Role Of The Reader, Explorations In The Semiotics Of Texts - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Umberto Eco

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; viii, 273 pages
Publisher: Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1979.
ISBN: 0253111390

Price: $120.00

First edition/first printing, Contursi A020a. Gilt-stamped red cloth in Fine condition in just about Fine, lightly sunned dust-jacket.

Contains nine essays from previous works (Apocalittici e integrati; Forme del contenuto; Lector in fabula; Opera aperta, and Il superuomo di massa) , written between 1959 and 1977, many of which had not been previously translated into English. Also, includes Eco's retranslation of The narrative structure in Fleming, originally published in the Bond affair.

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.