Umberto Eco, famed author of 'The Name of the Rose,' dead at 84


According to The ABC, Eco's last name was an acronym of the Latin phrase “ex caelis oblatus,” which means, “a gift from the heavens.” And indeed, the author-philosopher was. He created novels that challenged readers to think, to brush up on their 

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According to The ABC, Eco's last name was an acronym of the Latin phrase “ex caelis oblatus,” which means, “a gift from the heavens.” And indeed, the author-philosopher was. He created novels that challenged readers to think, to brush up on their 

Breaking: Italian writer Umberto Eco dies aged 84. Writer and philosopher of international fame and repute reported dead by BBC. about 5 hours ago. Italian writer Umberto Eco: poses during the presentation of his novel The Cemetery of Prague in Madrid, 

Internationally acclaimed Italian author and philosopher Umberto Eco has died at age 84. His death was confirmed by his American publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Born in a small Italian town in 1932, Eco is perhaps best known for his 1980 mystery