This Is Not the End Of The Book

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This Is Not the End Of The Book





This Is Not the End Of The Book


Authors: Umberto Eco, Jean-Claude Carriere


A book lover today might sometimes feel like the fictional medieval friar William of Baskerville in Eco’sThe Name of the Rose, watching the written word become lost to time. In This Is Not the End of the Book, that book’s 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. Both men collect rare and precious books, and they joyously hold up books as hardy survivors, engaging in a critical, impassioned, and rollicking journey through book history, from papyrus scrolls to the e-book. Along the way, they touch upon science and subjectivity, dialectics and anecdotes, and they wear their immense learning lightly. A smiling tribute to what Marshall McLuhan called the Gutenberg Galaxy, this dialogue will be a delight for all readers and book lovers.


Umberto Eco OMRI (born 5 January 1932) is an Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist. He is best known for his groundbreaking 1980 historical mystery novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. He has since written other novels, including Il pendolo di Foucault (Foucault's Pendulum) and L'isola del giorno prima (The Island of the Day Before). His novel Il cimitero di Praga (The Prague Cemetery), released in 2010, was a best-seller.

Jean-Claude Carrière (born 17 September 1931) is a French novelist, screenwriter, actor, and Academy Award honoree. Alumnus of the École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud, he was a frequent collaborator with Luis Buñuel. He was president of La Fémis, the French state film school.



Author(s) Umberto Eco, Jean-Claude Carriare
Translator(s) Sargis Davtyan
Language(s) Armenian
Publisher(s) Antares
Year 2015
Pages 320
Binding paperback
ISBN 9789939517629

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