“When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.”
This website aims to present all the aspects of the Writer, Linquist, Philosopher and the Man UMBERTO ECO
Eco was born in Alessandria, Italy on January 5th, 1932 and died at the age of 84 in Milano, Italy on February 19th, 2016.
Umberto Eco is still best known for his novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose) which was published in 1980.
The book is an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory.
In 1986 a movie by the same name, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and starring Sean Connery was released.
His 1988 novel Foucault's Pendulum could be described as a "thinking man's Da Vinci Code".
Umberto Eco was President of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, University of Bologna.
Additionally he has written a multitude of academic texts, children’s books and essays.
The New York Times, 19 Feb 2016: "Umberto Eco, 84, Best-Selling Academic Who Navigated Two Worlds, Dies"
Financial Times, 20 Feb 2016: "Umberto Eco, academic, novelist and journalist, 1932-2016"
The Guardian, 20 Feb 2016: "Umberto Eco, Italian novelist and intellectual, dies aged 84"
BBC News, 20 Feb 2016: "Italian writer Umberto Eco dies at 84"
Aljazeera, 21 Feb 2016: "Umberto Eco is dead: Long live Umberto Eco"
The Telegraph, 21 Feb 2016: "Umberto Eco's books blazed a trail for Harry Potter and Twilight"