Five Moral Pieces by Umberto; McEwen, Alastair (translator) Eco

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Acclaimed writer Umberto Eco weighs in with his take on the issues of the day, including mass violence, multiculturalism, television, nationalism, and practical ethics. In a deeply personal piece, Eco recalls how he was able to escape from fascism in Italy as a boy and goes on to take a look at the various ways in which fascism has manifested itself over the years. Five Moral Pieces presents the great Eco at his most thoughtful and insightful.

About Umberto; McEwen, Alastair (translator) Eco

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Umberto Eco is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna. He is the author of numerous essays and novels, including the bestselling The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, and The Island of the Day Before.
Published January 1, 2001 by Harcourt Trade Publishers.
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Most persuasive when (as here) most personal, Eco attempts in these brief arguments to create a convincing impression of a conscientious intellectual earnestly addressing contemporary social and moral crises as a means of understanding “what we ought to do, what we ought not to do, and what we mu...

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Most famous for his complex, erudite novels, semiotician and literary theorist Eco (Foucault's Pendulum, etc.) devotes these occasional essays primarily to the quest for tolerance in an intolerant world and to the intellectual responsibility of individuals to confront difficult moral problems dir...

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