Posts Tagged ‘Bibliothek’

When Umberto Eco died last year at the age of 84, he left behind a sizable body of work and a vast collection of books. He wrote such hefty and much-read novels as The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum as well as stories for children, pieces of literary criticism, academic texts on semiotics, studies of everything from medieval aesthetics to modern media, and much else besides, but as we recently noted, he also advised against becoming too prolific. Not for him the life of “those novelists who publish a book every year,” thus missing out on the “pleasure of spending six, seven, eight years to tell a story.” – Open Culture

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