The Limits of Interpretation

The Limits of Interpretation

Book - 1994
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Eco's essays read like letters from a friend, trying to share something he loves with someone he likes.... Read this brilliant, enjoyable, and possibly revolutionary book." --George J. Leonard, San Francisco Review of Books

... a wealth of insight and instruction." --J. O. Tate, National Review

If anyone can make [semiotics] clear, it's Professor Eco.... Professor Eco's theme deserves respect; language should be used to communicate more easily without literary border guards." --The New York Times

The limits of interpretation mark the limits of our world. Umberto Eco's new collection of essays touches deftly on such matters." --Times Literary Supplement

It is a careful and challenging collection of essays that broach topics rarely considered with any seriousness by literary theorists." --Diacritics

Umberto Eco focuses here on what he once called "the cancer of uncontrolled interpretation"--that is, the belief that many interpreters have gone too far in their domination of texts, thereby destroying meaning and the basis for communication.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1994, c1990
Edition: 1st Midland Book ed
ISBN: 9780253208699
0253208696
Branch Call Number: 801.95 E19L 1994
Characteristics: 295 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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