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Umberto Eco Knight Grand Cross (born 5 January 1932) is an Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist. He is best known for his groundbreaking 1980...

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  • Readers' panel: experiences of books in prison

      News Source: The Guardian | 3 months ago
    Reading group in the library of Wandsworth Prison, in south London, in 2012. Photograph: Martin Godwin The ban on books for prisoners has been causing a big stir among publishers, authors and the public. While the condemnations of the changes
  • Is Narendra Modi a fascist?

      News Source: Rediff | 3 months ago
    55 IST 'The speeches of Modi in Assam, Bengal, Kerala, Baghpat and the border areas of Bihar, overplaying the themes of terrorism, izzat of mothers and sisters, are to be read carefully to understand that he is trying to keep the fear of Muslims
  • East Asia: visually faster informed?

      News Source: New Europe | 7 months ago
    Brussels - Google's co-founder Sergey was recently waiting for a friend while wearing his high-tech Google Glasses', in a fast reply to a text message, he relied on what he saw and just tapped the built-in camera to send a picture of the scene
  • Literary lists: Proof of our existence

      News Source: The Guardian | over 1 year ago
    Katie Kitamura A novel that takes lists as its organising principle .....Photograph: Allstar/Cinetext Collection/Sportsphoto/Allstar/Cinetext Collection For about as long as I've been writing fiction , I've kept a record of the books I've read. It's
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook asks parishioners to have a little faith in investments

      News Source: The Guardian | over 1 year ago
    After making the rounds this week defending Apple's stock, Tim Cook will sit next to Michelle Obama tonight at the state of the union Photograph: Paul Sakuma/AP Tim Cook is not just any CEO...He doesn't run a technology company, the way that Michael
  • REVIEW: Blogs, novelists and Saramago's notebook

      News Source: DAWN | over 1 year ago
    Jose Saramago, who even today continues to amaze his admirers and even gain new ones. The Portuguese novelist and Nobel laureate is best known for his novel Blindness, a startling fable about those who can see and those who will not, which is
  • Dan Brown: An unlikely hellraiser

      News Source: The Independent | over 1 year ago
    The score or so major translations of Dante's Inferno into English vary in their rendering of the words that, at the start of Canto III, damned souls must read above the gates of hell. Henry Francis Cary, who finished his landmark version two
  • This erotica book might actually be the year's most dangerous science ...

      News Source: io9 | over 1 year ago
    You should fear for the protagonists but even more than that, you should fear the abyss they're suspended over, and what it represents. And short erotica needs more, not less, danger than other types of fiction, because it's about the loss of control

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