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Umberto Eco Died today

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  1. esotamoc Purple Belt

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    Umberto Eco died today- anyone a fan? I have read a few of his novels, non fiction books and essays. Sad to hear of his passing and knowing that he wont be producing any more writing. :(
     
  2. Medical Marijuana Man Buddah Buddah Buddah Double Yellow Card

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    Never heard of him
     
  3. Thurisaz He is risen Banned

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    I'm a fan of his work and from what I gather he was brilliant in person too. A great loss for Italian literature and culture, that's for sure.
     
  4. esotamoc Purple Belt

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    lol, thanks for the reply.
     
  5. Bacco Silver Belt

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    I read only "Baudolino" and of course "Il nome della rosa", i really liked the first
     
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    I strongly recommend Il pendolo di Foucault in that case.
     
  7. Fox by the Sea Lighthouse keeper Platinum Member

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    the island of the day before was a very weird read, in a good way. his essays, especially the ones he kept writing in the latter years, are pretty good.
     
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    Is he that dolphin what with them video games?
     
  9. JAEGERX i stay blessed

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    i've read The name of the rose by him, it is simply put brilliant
     
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    Brilliant guy. Sad news.
     
  11. Hyperglide Tell Apathy

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    RIP some girl I never heard of.
     
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    … The first quality of an honest man is contempt for religion, which would have us afraid of the most natural thing in the world, which is death, and would have us hate the one beautiful thing destiny has given us, which is life,”
    Umberto Eco
    RIP
     
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    Nice quote.
    Not sure I agree with that 100%, but I can dig it
     
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    I'm familiar with his work but haven't read him much. Brilliant by most accounts and focused on the oft-overlooked philosophy of language.
     

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