Paradox of Porta Ludovica (A Study of Ambiguous Triangulation)
A short explanation on who I am and why this site is named for a place that may or may not be in Milan.
My name is Umberto Umberto
A small biographical sketch of Umberto Eco.
I construct Aristotelian Machines, that allow anyone to see with Words
(Works Fiction & Nonfiction)
A look at his literary output, from his novels to his academic texts. Most have a small summary and some commentary.
(Ecos Writings & Essays)
A collection of essays and short writings by Umberto Eco avalaible online for perusal.
Reviewers will unhesitatingly recommend it as required reading in the schools
Reviews of works by and about Eco, culled from newspapers, magazines, and online sources.
In the construction of Immortal Fame you need first of all a cosmic shamelessness
(Interviews & Articles)
The Professor in interview and articles; also culled from newspapers, magazines, and online sources.
A novel, which is a machine for generating interpretations
Articles and books of academic criticism written about Eco and his works.
Mystical. Dramatic. Baroque. Algolagnical. Scatological. Sadomasochistic.
A collection of interesting quotations and remarks made by Eco in his fiction and nonfiction.
I shrink into one remote corner of my mind, to draw from it a story
(Books on Tape)
A listing and review of some audio versions of Ecos novels.
The Great Art of Light and Shadow
(Cinema, Theater & Music)
Ecos works and influences in non-printed media, from the film The Name of the Rose to Robert Wilsons The Days Before.
Sext: In which Adso admires the door of the church
Photographs of Eco and of subjects relating to his works, plus a few interesting things I created myself with Photoshop after a zillion cups of coffee.
Sir, no person of sense believes in these historiettes!
(Papers about Eco)
Links to a few papers or essays related to Eco found around the Web.
The Curious Learning of the Wits of the Day
(Eco Online Communities: Reading Groups, Mailing Lists & Newsgroups)
Links to Eco-ralted online communities, including Specula, the new Umberto Eco Mailing List.
Advancing into the forest of resemblances
Links to other sites relating to Eco or his works.
I would advise against getting involved with a man like this: well end up with a mountain of his books in the warehouse
A very comprehensive catalog of Eco works and Eco-related titles, directly available for ordering online through Amazon.com Books.
“You cannot believe what you are saying.”
(FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions)
Do you have a question about Umberto Eco, this Web site, or the fellow who runs it? Try the Porta Ludovica FAQ file first.
That one is a heron, he said to himself, that a crane, a quail.
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