umberto eco

“—mind you, the corridors of power are littered with Fascist leanings; anything to save the upper classes through disenfranchisement
Camera: Klaus Elmer Edited by: Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærkesen Produced by: Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærkesen and Christian Lund
The meeting thirty years ago with our publisher, Jean-Claude Fasquelle: I find Eco zany, brilliant, mischievous, and independent-minded, a Zelig of absolute knowledge, always ready with a witty remark, irrepressible.
Can a film change the world? If we believe in the power of one, that ability each human being carries around to make the environment around them better by simply adjusting their behavior, then films have the potential to change the world.
Best-selling Italian novelist Umberto Eco here advises aspiring writers not to take themselves too seriously, but to go step by step and remember that: "You're 10 per cent inspiration and 90 per cent perspiration."
'When someone looks at my library and asks if I have read everything, I reply: 'Absolutely not. The books I've already read are stored in the basement. Here, you barely see what I'll read during the weekend,'" Umberto Eco related with delightful self-irony.
Eco transcended the worlds of academics and fiction, penning numerous internationally acclaimed works.
While the classics have always had a reputation for intimidating length (Tolstoy, Dickens, I'm looking at you), we are now living in the era of an entirely new trend: the big, fat, juicy debut novel.
With the recent opening of his exhibition Revolution at Giverny: A Return to Women in Nature it is difficult to disagree that in this series Ozeri has reached a new apex of depicting beauty.
When you meet Yigal Ozeri, you feel you have stumbled into the presence of someone different. Like an eternal '70s rockstar, his personality exudes from the top of his unruly hair to his often outlandish shoes.
The ability to love is an important achievement for our emotional wellbeing and has to be taught and learned. At times, you wish you had a manual but, alas, it would take away its naturalness and would deprive you of the freedom to make mistakes, learn from them and go forward.
Just like blogging democratized op-eds, and Instagram democratized photography, list-making will expand beyond the hands of editors and reporters, and become a power of the people.
The English translation of Umberto Eco's debut novel The Name of the Rose (Italian 1980) first appeared thirty years ago, and it continues to delight and surprise, even after multiple readings.
Everyone knows that radio is transcendent and that of the other electronic media television and movies aren't even a close
Oh laptop, a mere four and a half years in my possession! Uh, it's kind of obsolete, they said. The money you invest in repair could go toward a new machine, one that's much faster. "More magical." They didn't say that but they meant it. And: "The prices start pretty low."
And so what, then, if a preschool teacher makes a Lira or two on the side posing for calendars your kids shouldn't be looking at anyway? If it advances the cause of women's empowerment in a still very gender-divided society, I'm all for it.
To describe the Jaipur Literature Festival as the rambunctious love-spawn of the mercantile-minded Frankfurt Book Fair and free-spirited Woodstock barely scratches the surface of this spectacle.
Ask anyone who read newspapers during the 1980s and '90s and they can recall at least one Far Side cartoon. What is surprising is the extent of the religious material found in these pages.