January 22, 2022 4:49 pm

The most resounding phrases of Umberto Eco, on the 90th anniversary of his birth

Umberto Eco was born January 5 from 1932 in Alessandria, Italy. Was a writer, philosopher and semiologist who gained international recognition for his novels and essays and in whose work a constant exercise with ethics, semiotics, linguistics and philosophy can be observed.

Eco carried out a doctorate in philosophy and letters at the University of Turin in 1954; He published The Aesthetic Problem in Santo Tomás de Aquino in 1956, the fruit of his academic career. He worked as a cultural editor for RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana) and was a professor at the Universities of Turin, Florence and Milan, the latter being an artistic source of inspiration for the author.

In 1962 he married Renate Ramge, an art teacher with whom he had two children. In 1962, Eco published Open Work, an essay on his studies in semiotics. Nine years later, he began to teach this same discipline at the University of Bologna, being the owner of the chair between 1975 and 2007.

Eco founded the Higher School of Humanistic Studies in Bologna in 2000, created for the study of universal culture. He published several works, among which are The Name of the Rose, from 1980. This is a historical philosophical novel that was translated into more than 43 languages.

Eco passed away at the age of 84, on February 19, 2016, in Milan. In his will, he requested that tributes not be carried out in his memory, at least for the first ten years after his death.

Umberto Eco was a great thinker and critic. His works reflect on the society, the media and politics. His work is still current in world literature thanks to its ability to arouse the uncertainty and interest of its readers.

Here are some of Umberto Eco’s most outstanding phrases:


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