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On the Shoulders of Giants

Eco, Umberto / Mcewen, Alastair
On the Shoulders of Giants
On the Shoulders of Giants collects previously unpublished essays from the last 15 years of Eco's life. With humor and erudition, one of the great contemporary thinkers takes on the roots of Western culture, the origin of language, the nature of beauty and ugliness, the imperfections of art, and the lure of mysteries.

CHF 37.90

On the Shoulders of Giants

Eco, Umberto / McEwen, Alastair
On the Shoulders of Giants
Umberto Eco (Author) Umberto Eco (1932¿2016) wrote fiction, literary criticism and philosophy. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was a major international bestseller. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, Baudolino, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, The Prague Cemetery and Numero Zero along with many brilliant collections of essays.

CHF 51.50

Turning Back the Clock

Eco, Umberto / McEwen, Alastair
Turning Back the Clock
The time: 2000 to 2005, the years of neoconservatism, terrorism, the twenty-four-hour news cycle, the ascension of Bush, Blair, and Berlusconi, and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. In this series of provocative, passionate, and witty essays, Umberto Eco examines a wide range of phenomena, from Harry Potter, the Tower of Babel, talk shows, and the Enlightenment to "The Da Vinci Code/" What led us, he asks, into this age of hot wars and me...

CHF 17.50

The Book of Legendary Lands

Eco, Umberto / McEwen, Alastair / McEwen, Alastair
The Book of Legendary Lands
In the tradition of On Beauty, On Ugliness and The Infinity of Lists, Umberto Eco presents an enthralling and erudite illustrated tour of the fabled places that have awed and eluded us through the ages. From the epic poems of Homer to contemporary science fiction, from the Holy Scriptures to modern mythology and fairy tale, literature and art are full of illusory places we have at some time believed are real, and onto which we have projected o...

CHF 44.90

On Beauty

Eco, Umberto / McEwen, Alastair / McEwen, Alastair
On Beauty
A sumptuously illustrated and fascinatingly written exploration of the concept of beauty, with examples from painting, sculpture, architecture, film, photography, the decorative arts and literature. Translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen.

CHF 51.50

Turning Back The Clock

Eco, Umberto / McEwen, Alastair
Turning Back The Clock
After the Cold War, the 'Hot War' has made its comeback in Afghanistan and Iraq. With his customary sharpness and wit, Eco proposes, not so much that we resume a forward march, but at the very least that we cease marching backwards.

CHF 19.90

Five Moral Pieces

Eco, Umberto / McEwen, Alastair
Five Moral Pieces
Embracing the web of multiculturalism that has become a fact of contemporary life from New York to New Delhi, Eco argues that we are more connected to people of other traditions and customs than ever before, making tolerance the ultimate value in today's world. What good does war do in a world where the flow of goods, services, and information is unstoppable and the enemy is always behind the lines? In the most personal of the essays, Eco reca...

CHF 16.90