A dying Eco

April 28, 2000

It's a good job that Umberto Eco, Italy's most famous intellectual and director of the department of semiotics at the University of Bologna, is a philosophical sort of chap. One of his academic colleagues has just published a book of short stories titled How Umberto Eco Was Killed.

The book describes how Professor Eco is murdered by an envious entomologist who fakes his suicide. The author, Giorgio Celli, is director of Bologna's department of entomology.

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