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"The table of contents for this book-length conversation between Carriテ‛テつィre and Eco, both distinguished writers and collectors of antiquarian books, presents (to an even greater degree than most tables of contents do) a microcosmic view of what's to come: 'The book will never die'; 'There is nothing more ephemeral than long-term media formats'; 'Do we need to know the name of every soldier at the Battle of Waterloo?'. The authors range in discussion from why they find stupidity appealing to the niceties of dating antiquarian books. The dialogue is almost oppressively witty and warm but expect few new insights about the crisis of publishing or our digital future as readers. Eco and Carriテ‛テつィre ramble with much charm but seem to have been laxly edited. The conversation is too aware of itself as the product of 'great men' and blind to some of its own fetishistic cant about the 'sacredness of the book.' (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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A book lover today might sometimes feel like the fictional medieval friar William of Baskerville in Ecos The Name of the Rose, watching the written word become lost to time. In This Is Not the End of the Book, that books author, Umberto Eco, and his fellow raconteur Jean-Claude Carriere sit down for a dazzling dialogue about memory and the pitfalls, blanks, omissions, and irredeemable losses of which it is made.

About the Author

Umberto Eco is an Italian novelist, medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, and literary critic. He is the author of several best-selling novels, including The Name of the Rose (1983), Foucaults Pendulum (1989), The Island of the Day Before (1995), Baudolino (2001), and The Prague Cemetery (2011). His collections of essays include Travels in Hyperreality (1986), Kant and the Platypus (1999), Serendipities (1998), Five Moral Pieces (2001), and On Literature (2004). He has also written academic texts and childrens books.

Jean-Claude Carriere is one of Frances most distinguished writers. He received the 1972 Prix Goncourt for his novel LÉpervier de Maheux. His other works include the historical drama The Controversy of Valladolid (2005) and the novel Please, Mr. Einstein (2006). With the English director Peter Brook, Carrière adapted the Indian epic poem The Mahabharata for the stage in 1987. Carrière has collaborated with many film directors, including Jacques Tati, Milos Forman, Luis Buñuel, and Jean-Luc Godard. He wrote the screenplays for The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), and The Tin Drum (1979), among many others.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810127470
Author:
Carriere, Jean-claude
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Author:
re
Author:
Carriere, Jean-Claude
Author:
re, Jean-Claude
Author:
Jean-Claude Carri
Author:
de Tonnac, Jean-Philippe
Author:
egrave
Author:
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Author:
Eco, Umberto
Author:
Carr, I.
Author:
Jean-Philippe de Tonnac
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 352 pages Northwestern University Press - English 9780810127470 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The table of contents for this book-length conversation between Carriテ‛テつィre and Eco, both distinguished writers and collectors of antiquarian books, presents (to an even greater degree than most tables of contents do) a microcosmic view of what's to come: 'The book will never die'; 'There is nothing more ephemeral than long-term media formats'; 'Do we need to know the name of every soldier at the Battle of Waterloo?'. The authors range in discussion from why they find stupidity appealing to the niceties of dating antiquarian books. The dialogue is almost oppressively witty and warm but expect few new insights about the crisis of publishing or our digital future as readers. Eco and Carriテ‛テつィre ramble with much charm but seem to have been laxly edited. The conversation is too aware of itself as the product of 'great men' and blind to some of its own fetishistic cant about the 'sacredness of the book.' (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

A book lover today might sometimes feel like the fictional medieval friar William of Baskerville in Ecos The Name of the Rose, watching the written word become lost to time. In This Is Not the End of the Book, that books author, Umberto Eco, and his fellow raconteur Jean-Claude Carriere sit down for a dazzling dialogue about memory and the pitfalls, blanks, omissions, and irredeemable losses of which it is made.

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