Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyThe Playful Madness of Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum

  • Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:00:00    Permalink
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    On February 19 of this year, world literature lost one of its most wise and respected members: Umberto Eco. A recent passing, one wonders if his reputation will go the way of many “greats” with penchants for humor and madness. Canonical reverence, as it does with Moby Dick, Ulysses, and others, often obscures the joyous play and zaniness of the object it praises. Eco, a literary trickster if there ever was one, would be disheartened to see his memory so distorted.

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