Book Summary Hilarious and provocative, fanciful and wise, offering
answers to questions we never thought to ask and questions to the
answers we always thought we knew, these essays range over subjects
marginally useful and fabulously unexpected. About the Author
Umberto Eco is the author of three bestselling novels, The Name of
The Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, and The Island of The Day Before.
His collections of essays also include Five Moral Pieces, Kant and
the Platypus, Serendipities, Travels In Hyperreality, and How To
Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays. A Professor of Semiotics at
the University of Bologna, Umberto Eco lives in Italy.