Umberto Eco Died today

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  1. esotamoc

    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. :(
     
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    LaYLa & SaDiE Bebop Bebop

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    Never heard of him
     
  3. Thurisaz

    Thurisaz He is risen

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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.
     
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    esotamoc Purple Belt

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    lol, thanks for the reply.
     
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    I read only "Baudolino" and of course "Il nome della rosa", i really liked the first
     
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    Thurisaz He is risen

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    I strongly recommend Il pendolo di Foucault in that case.
     
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    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

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    i've read The name of the rose by him, it is simply put brilliant
     
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    Milgrim Australopithecus - not your average hominid Platinum Member

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    Brilliant guy. Sad news.
     
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    Hyperglide Enrolled at Synth-a-holics Anonymous

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    RIP some girl I never heard of.
     
  12. bootsy

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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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  13. OverPressure

    OverPressure Rem Lezar melts steel beams

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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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