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23 February 2016

Umberto Eco - Professeur-Writer-Philosopher extraordinaire - 1932-2016

Umberto Eco - the name spells magic!

Magic of a mystique man who bounced with energy, taught semiotics, lectured and discussed on philosophy, wrote classical potboilers (an oxymoron), unabashedly spoke about high-grade literature in the same breath of James Bond and comics and walked the 20th & 21st century hall of literary pantheons!

The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Llona, Baudolino, The Prague Cemetery and Numero Zero being his fictional contributions to the literary world of classics, he has a vast body of non-fiction works about translation, ugliness, writing dissertations and everything else in-between!

RIP great man!