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"Learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we..."

6 months agoTechnology : Message

“Learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do.” - Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

War Elephants and Pious Cats: Basil Bunting’s Persian Poems

10 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

The recent death of William Weaver, the acclaimed translator of Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, Primo Levi and other modern Italian authors, spurred memories of the translation class he taught at Columbia University back in the late 1970s. Show More Summary

Legendary Lands: Umberto Eco on the Greatest Maps of Imaginary Places and Why They Appeal to Us

10 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

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Umberto Eco

12 months agoOdd : HiLobrow

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Best of 2013: Foreign Language Works

2013 Foreign Language Works : João Barreiros (ed.), Lisboa no Ano 2000 (Portuguese) Alliah, Metanfetaedro (Portuguese) Ildefonso Falcones, La reina descalza (Spanish) José Ovejero, La invención del Amor (Spanish) Umberto Eco, StoriaShow More Summary

Show Us Your Best To-Do List Of 2013 And Win A Year Of Your Own Virtual Personal Assistant

What did you get done this year? Benjamin Franklin was a meticulous lister. The author Umberto Eco said, "The list is the origin of culture. Wherever you look in cultural history, you will find lists." Even the Man In Black, Johnny Cash, was fond of to-do lists. There's an amazing history to the to-do list, but there's still one question. Read Full Story

William Weaver, the great Italian translator through whom English readers first encountered Italo Ca

William Weaver, the great Italian translator through whom English readers first encountered Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco (among a great many others), died last week at age 90. If your obituary can include this sentence it's fair toShow More Summary

The Amazing History Of The To–Do List––And How To Make One That Actually Works

Put down that pen and paper and read this first. Bonus: the real to–do lists of Ben Franklin and Johnny Cash. The list is the origin of culture. Wherever you look in cultural history, you will find lists. ––Umberto Eco Read Full Sto...

Ms. Marvel and the Rise of the Muslim Superhero in America

Umberto Eco argued that Superman, from the character’s inception in the 1940s through about 1970, was a politically conservative figure. The stories were about protecting property and combating petty crime, rather banal stuff given the character’s powers. Show More Summary

Making the Switch from Nonfiction to Fiction Writing

I started out writing non-fiction with no thought of even trying fiction, mainly because I thought I had to write like Umberto Eco in order to be considered a literary success. But, I decided to give it a try for NaNoWriMo 2009, and I haven’t looked back! In this article Jodie Renner, editor, author, & […]

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"Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry." Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose...

Well Said: Considering a Book

From my quote journal.Books are not made to be believed but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn't ask ourselves what it says but what it means. Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

‘God: The Autobiography’ is Today’s Free eBook of the Day

God: The Autobiography by Franco Ferrucci is today’s Free eBook of the Day. The book is part of the University of Chicago’s Chicago Shorts series. Check it out: Franco Ferrucci’s god is, in the words of Umberto Eco, “a supreme but imperfect...Show More Summary

Eco on Fascism

When I was in high school I thought Utne Reader was the bees knees and one summer I even managed to stumble through Foucault’s Pendulum all the way to the end. Didn’t understand a goddamn thing, but Umberto Eco took on the mantle of  intellectual superhero in my imagination. So picture the waves of nostalgia […]

The list is the origin of culture

2 years agoTechnology : Message

Umberto Eco is one of my heroes. Susanne Beyer and Lothar Gorris, ‘We Like Lists Because We Don’t Want to Die’ SPIEGEL: Mr. Eco, you are considered one of the world’s great scholars, and now you are opening an exhibition at the Louvre, one of the world’s most important museums. Show More Summary

"The list is the origin of culture."

2 years agoTechnology : Message

“The list is the origin of culture.” - Umberto Eco via Speigel

Investigating the Technology Underlying Top News Organizations

2 years agoMedia / New Media : Idea Lab

“We Like Lists Because We Don’t Want to Die” — Umberto Eco Ever since PBS MediaShift contacted me about contributing to their Idea Lab site again (past posts here), I’ve been taking the opportunity to ponder a new “beat” of sorts, one...Show More Summary

Psst John Darnielle Hey John Darnielle... Whatcha Reading?

The FADER : Right now, I’m reading Umberto Eco’s The Prague Cemetery. It’s good, but it’s a lot quicker-going than most of what I read and that’s kind of an adjustment for me. Great structure and storytelling that moves at a clip; more often, I read things that have a degree of resistance, that demand closer reading, that slow you down. Show More Summary

Which of these rings truest to you?

I am slowly making my way through Umberto Eco's Dire Quasi la Stessa Cosa (much of the content can be found in two separate books on translation, Mouse or Rat? Translation as Negotiation and Experiences in Translation), as it takes some...Show More Summary

Three cheers for the amateur sports person

In the late 1960’s, the great Italian thinker Umberto Eco cast his gaze over the World Cup and the Olympic Games and was troubled by what he saw. Forty years on, his analysis of professional sport remains just as valid, perhaps even more acutely so. Sport is a waste - but what a glorious waste it is. Show More Summary

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