“Most of what's been built in my lifetime
Conservative Home“Most of what's been built in my lifetime could be demolished without aesthetic cost”. Hayes's speech on beauty ...Conservative HomeWe are forced to live in too many spheres which have been colonised, in Umberto Eco's terms, by the Empire of Imbeciles. The crass preoccupation with utility becomes imbecilic as it descends to the defence of ugliness. No one has done more nor suffered ...
Posted on 24 July 2017 | 4:00 am
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Lists For The End
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Lists For The End Of The WorldBroadway WorldThis is a show composed entirely of crowd-sourced lists, from all kinds of people in all kinds of places - including from the audience as they queue up to take their seats. It's a kind of sideways portrait of humanity, which is both funny and moving ...and more »
Posted on 24 July 2017 | 1:04 am
Morality and good in The Game of Thrones -
Morality and good in The Game of ThronesBusinessWorld Online EditionNeither is it Umberto Eco vs. Dan Brown. Laughably far from it. Because, as with Lord of the Rings, a definite reason for the Game of Thrones' majesty is its assured story-telling. GoT sets itself different from Tolkien's universe, however, in that ...and more »
Posted on 20 July 2017 | 8:47 am
Perché occorre (ri)leggere i libri di
L'Huffington PostPerché occorre (ri)leggere i libri di Umberto EcoL'Huffington PostUmberto Eco e l'onesta finzione è la summa degli studi di Pegorari sulla produzione dello scrittore alessandrino, ma non solo. Sui significati e sulla decodificazione della stessa. Si tratta di un saggio diviso in sei capitoli (più una Bibliografia ...
Posted on 19 July 2017 | 2:56 am
What Fuels Our Fascination With the Knights
HistoryWhat Fuels Our Fascination With the Knights Templar?HistoryGeneration after generation, from Walter Scott's 19th-century romance Ivanhoe to Umberto Eco's 1988 novel Foucault's Pendulum to the video game franchise Assassin's Creed, the Templars are portrayed as a strange, often shadowy and sometimes ...
Posted on 18 July 2017 | 12:33 pm
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Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:12 am
The Plague of American Authoritarianism
It is worth noting that Umberto Eco in his discussion of “eternal fascism,” also argued that any updated version of fascism would not openly assume the mantle of historical fascism; rather, new forms of authoritarianism would appropriate some of its ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 2:40 am
Marcel Currin: Unplugged power in piano,
I wonder what our new digital habits will do to our cultural history over the long term. I have a book called This Is Not The End Of The Book in which Umberto Eco and Jean-Claude Carriere chat about the end of the world. Carriere says: "Lose electricity ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 5:02 pm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Signs Memoir by US
HMH publishes such distinguished authors as Philip Roth, Temple Grandin, Tim O'Brien, and Umberto Eco, and a celebrated roster of children’s authors and illustrators including Lois Lowry, Chris Van Allsburg and David Wiesner. HMH is also home to The Best ...
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 11:39 pm
Edinburgh Festival revisits Alasdair
and a merging of fantasy and realism similar to Kurt Vonnegut or Umberto Eco. It is one of literary history’s ironies that Scotland appeared to get a postmodern literature before a Modernist one – Gray’s friend James Kelman’s The Busconductor Hines ...
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 12:06 am