Six Walks in the Fictional Woods

ISBN-10: 0674810511

ISBN-13: 9780674810518

Edition: 1994

Authors: Umberto Eco

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In this exhilarating book, we accompany Umberto Eco as he explores the intricacies of fictional form and method. Using examples ranging from fairy tales and Flaubert, Poe and Mickey Spillane, Eco draws us in by means of a novelist's techniques, making us his collaborators in the creation of his text and in the investigation of some of fiction's most basic mechanisms.
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Book details

List price: $23.50
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 7/21/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Umberto Eco was born in Alessandria, Italy on January 5, 1932. He received a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Turin in 1954. His first book, Il Problema Estetico in San Tommaso, was an extension of his doctoral thesis on St. Thomas Aquinas and was published in 1956. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was published in 1980 and won the Premio Strega and the Premio Anghiar awards in 1981. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, and The Prague Cementary.

Entering The Woods
The Woods Of Loisy
Lingering In The Woods
Possible Woods
The Strange Case Of The Rue Servandoni
Fictional Protocols
Notes
Index
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