How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays

Umberto Eco (Author)
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Description

How to Travel with a Salmon is a highly engaging collection of what Umberto Eco calls his diario minimo - minimal diaries - after the magazine column in which he began "pursuing the pathways of parody." These essays, written in the late eighties and early nineties, are his playful but unfailingly accurate takes on militarism, computer jargon, Westerns, art criticism, librarians, bureaucrats, meals on airplanes, Amtrak trains, bad coffee, maniacal taxi drivers, express mail, 33-function watches, fax machines and cellular phones, pornography, soccer fans, academia, and - last but definitely not least - the author's own self. How to Travel with a Salmon gives us Umberto Eco's acute vision of the absurdities of modern life.

Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
September 15, 1995
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.44 X 0.63 X 7.96 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780156001250
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About the Author

Né dans le Piémont en 1932, titulaire de la chaire de sémiotique de l'université de Bologne, Umberto Eco a enseigné à Paris au Collège de France ainsi qu'à l'École normale supérieure de la rue d'Ulm. Il est l'auteur de six romans parmi lesquels le célèbre Nom de la Rose et de nombreux essais, dont Comment voyager avec un saumon et À reculons comme une écrevisse.