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Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco

 

The Name of the Rose 
1980, novel, detective
"Imagine a medieval castle run by the Benedictines, with cellarists, herbalists, gardeners, young novices. One after the other half a dozen monks are found murdered in the most bizarre of ways. A learned Franciscan who is sent to solve the mystery finds himself involved in the frightening events... a sleuth's pursuit of the truth behind the mystery also involves the pursuit of meaning -- in words, symbols, ideas, every conceivable sign the visible universe contains..." 
--(in New York Times Book
Review )

 

Foucault's Pendulum 
1989, novel, slipstream, conspiracy

 

The Island of the Day Before 
1994, novel

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