How to Travel With a Salmon & Other Essays by Umberto Eco

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In these “impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent” essays (Atlantic Monthly), “the Andy Rooney of academia” (Los Angeles Times) takes on computer jargon, librarians, bureaucrats, meals on airplanes, bad coffee, taxi drivers, 33-function watches, soccer fans, and more. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
 

About Umberto Eco

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UMBERTO ECO is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna and the best-selling author of numerous novels and essays. He lives in Italy.
 
Published September 15, 1995 by Mariner Books. 259 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The title piece pits Eco against an English hotel bureaucracy intent on making it difficult for him to refrigerate an expensive salmon that he has brought from Copenhagen;

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The staff at the New York Times, together with the Italian Government Tourist Board, have compiled more than 40 lucid travel articles in this lavish paean to Italy.

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Eco parodies science fiction in a tale of intergalactic sex and espionage, and spoofs detective fiction in an account of ``the perfect crime.'' Serious issues that emerge from the antics include how the mass media confuses reality and fiction, and how our ``consumer civilization'' turns adults in...

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TAGS art, interviews, Isak Dinesen, Isak Dinesen's Art: The Gayety of Vision, Karen Blixen, Out of Africa, painting, Robert Woodrow Langbaum, the art of fiction, writers at work.

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