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:"the fundamental problem of all [[philosophies of language]], namely, whether metaphor is a departure from underlying [[literalness]] or the birthplace of every [[degree zero of writing]]." :"the fundamental problem of all [[philosophies of language]], namely, whether metaphor is a departure from underlying [[literalness]] or the birthplace of every [[degree zero of writing]]."
-==Wilde. Paradox and Aphorism==+=TOC=
-“[[Wilde. Paradox and Aphorism]]” is an essay by [[Umberto Eco]] on [[Oscar Wilde]], [[aphorism]]s and [[paradox]]es, collected in ''[[On Literature]]''.+==On Some Functions of Literature==
 +==A Reading of the Paradiso==
 +==On the Style of The Communist Manifesto==
 +==The Mists of Valois==
 +==Wilde: Paradox and Aphorism==
 +On [[Oscar Wilde]], [[aphorism]]s and [[paradox]]es, collected in ''[[On Literature]]''.
 +==A Portrait of the Artist as Bachelor==
 +==Between La Mancha and Babel==
 +==Borges and My Anxiety of Influence==
 +==On Camporesi: Blood, Body, Life==
 +==On Symbolism==
 +==On Style==
 +==Les Sémaphores sous la Pluie==
 +==The Flaws in the Form==
 +==Intertextual Irony and Levels of Reading==
 +==The Poetics and Us==
 +==American Myth in Three Anti-American Generations==
 +==The Power of Falsehood==
 +==How I Write====
 + 
 + 
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On Literature (2003) is a book by Umberto Eco.

From the publisher:

Italian literary theorist and novelist Umberto Eco includes nine essays in this title concerning: the general significance of literature; major authors of the Western canon; the poetic qualities of Dante's "Paradiso"; the style of the "Communist Manifesto"; Joyce's views on language; and more

Excerpt:

"the fundamental problem of all philosophies of language, namely, whether metaphor is a departure from underlying literalness or the birthplace of every degree zero of writing."

Contents

TOC

On Some Functions of Literature

A Reading of the Paradiso

On the Style of The Communist Manifesto

The Mists of Valois

Wilde: Paradox and Aphorism

On Oscar Wilde, aphorisms and paradoxes, collected in On Literature.

A Portrait of the Artist as Bachelor

Between La Mancha and Babel

Borges and My Anxiety of Influence

On Camporesi: Blood, Body, Life

On Symbolism

On Style

Les Sémaphores sous la Pluie

The Flaws in the Form

Intertextual Irony and Levels of Reading

The Poetics and Us

American Myth in Three Anti-American Generations

The Power of Falsehood

How I Write==




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