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By Umberto Eco

"Eco’s essays learn like letters from a pal, attempting to proportion whatever he loves with anyone he likes.... learn this exceptional, stress-free, and probably innovative book." ―George J. Leonard, San Francisco assessment of Books

"... a wealth of perception and instruction." ―J. O. Tate, nationwide Review

"If someone could make [semiotics] transparent, it is Professor Eco.... Professor Eco's subject merits admire; language can be used to speak extra simply with no literary border guards." ―The manhattan Times

"The limits of interpretation mark the boundaries of our global. Umberto Eco's new selection of essays touches deftly on such matters." ―Times Literary Supplement

"It is a cautious and hard choice of essays that broach subject matters infrequently thought of with any seriousness by way of literary theorists." ―Diacritics

Umberto Eco focuses right here on what he as soon as referred to as "the melanoma of out of control interpretation"―that is, the idea that many interpreters have long gone too some distance of their domination of texts, thereby destroying that means and the root for communication.

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