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  • Appropriately rich and chaotic

    Sunday Times
  • His most personal book so far...this book speaks loudly and persuasively of the redemptive properties of good writing. This book is both a large statement about literary aesthetics and the elliptical spiritual autobiography of a major novelist. Eco writes with characteristic intelligence, clarity, enthusiasm and charm. He seems incapable of writing a dull paragraph, or a wrong-headed one

    Scotland on Sunday
  • An exciting, ecstatic work of criticism

  • A good deal of intellectual athleticism on display... Eco is a scintillating lecturer, and an elegant journalist... At his most mercurial

  • On Literature is a provocative and entertaining collection of sprightly essays on the key texts that have shaped Eco the novelist and critic

    The Book People

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