Inventing the EnemyDe (autor) Umberto Eco
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 05 Sep 2013
Ediția în limba engleză a cărții Cum ne construim dușmanul de Umberto Eco.A collection of essays from the acclaimed and bestselling Italian author, whose works include "The Name Of The Rose" and "Foucault's Pendulum". They cover a wide range of topics, from lost islands and mythical realms to the necessity for nations to invent enemies if they don't have any, to censorship, violence and Wikileaks.
The internationally acclaimed author of THE NAME OF THE ROSE presents a timely collection of essays written over the last ten years. Full of passion and curiosity, they examine topics as diverse as indignant reviews of James Joyce's ULYSSES by fascist journalists of the '20s and '30s, to censorship, violence and Wikileaks, arguing that every country needs an enemy, whether it be real or invented.
Umberto Eco has written works of fiction, literary criticism and philosophy. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was a major international bestseller. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, Baudolino, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana and The Prague Cemetery, along with many brilliant collections of essays.
"For the sheer depth and clarity of his learning and wisdom, Eco has no living rival" Harpers Baazar "[A] philosophical football match that encompasses myth, literature and history... Discursive, grandiose, witty stuff from the quintessential savvy professor" Monocle "Eco's greatest virtue might be said to lie in his ability to clarify the exact nature of our present perplexities...lucid, logical and always firmly on the side of civilisation" TLS "Eco's writing has a unique ability to dance on the page and to resonate in the mind" Daily Telegraph "Thought provoking. nuanced, accessible prose. the collection amply shows off Eco's sophisticated, agile mind and will undoubtedly bring pleasure to readers familiar with his worlds while enriching those willing to learn about them" Publisher's Weekly