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Old 20.02.2016, 09:30
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Umberto Eco

The celebrated and accomplished Italian scholar, philosopher and revered writer Umberto Eco has died on Friday.

Foucault's Pendulum is one of my all time favourite books. The Name of the Rose, his best known novel, brought him international fame.

In a recent 2015 interview he is quoted as saying:

"I think an author should write what the reader does not expect. The problem is not to ask what they need, but to change them to produce the kind of reader you want for each story.

One of Italy's greats - a professor, who only wrote on weekends. Rest in peace.
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