Six Walks in the Fictional Woods

Six Walks in the Fictional Woods

by Umberto Eco


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Six Walks in the Fictional Woods by Umberto Eco

In Six Walks in the Fictional Woods Umberto Eco shares with us his Secret Life as a reader—his love for MAD magazine, for Scarlett O'Hara, for the nineteenth-century French novelist Nerval's Sylvie, for Little Red Riding Hood, Agatha Christie, Agent 007 and all his ladies. We see, hear, and feel Umberto Eco, the passionate reader who has gotten lost over and over again in the woods, loved it, and come back to tell the tale, The Tale of Tales. Eco tells us how fiction works, and he also tells us why we love fiction so much. This is no deconstructionist ripping the veil off the Wizard of Oz to reveal his paltry tricks, but the Wizard of Art himself inviting us to join him up at his level, the Sorcerer inviting us to become his apprentice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674810518
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 07/28/1998
Series: Charles Eliot Norton Lectures Series , #45
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,369,318
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Umberto Eco was Professor Emeritus at the University of Bologna and the author of many books, including Foucault’s Pendulum.


Bologna, Italy

Date of Birth:

January 5, 1932

Date of Death:

February 19, 2016

Place of Birth:

Alessandria, Italy


Ph.D., University of Turin, 1954

Table of Contents

1. Entering The Woods

2. The Woods Of Loisy

3. Lingering In The Woods

4. Possible Woods

5. The Strange Case Of The Rue Servandoni

6. Fictional Protocols



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