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De La Estupidez A La Locura Cronicas Para El Futuro Que Nos Espera From Stupi Dity To Insanity

Publisher: Debolsillo
ISBN: 9788466342209
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La obra p�stuma de Umberto Eco, que el autor entreg� a imprenta pocos d�as antes de morir, es una selecci�n de art�culos in�ditos en Espa�a, seleccionados por �l mismo. Una sucesi�n de peque�os placeres intelectuales. �Cuando yo era joven, hab�a una diferencia importante entre ser famosos y estar en boca de todos. La mayor�a quer�an ser famosos por ser el mejor deportista o la mejor bailarina, pero a nadie le gustaba estar en boca de todos por ser el cornudo del pueblo o una puta de poca monta# en el futuro esta diferencia ya no existir�: con tal de que alguien nos mire y hable de nosotros, estaremos dispuestos a todo.� Estas palabras son un buen ejemplo de lo que nos ofrece De la estupidez a la locura, una serie de art�culos que Umberto Eco public� en prensa a lo largo de quince a�os y seleccion� personalmente poco antes de dejarnos. Por estas piezas se pasean hombres y mujeres de relevancia internacional, pero tambi�n algunos de los personajes de ficci�n m�s amados por Eco, como James Bond o los protagonistas de algunos de sus c�mics favoritos. Y vuelve, como siempre, la nostalgia por el pasado perdido, la reflexi�n ir�nica sobre el poder y sus instrumentos, y la cr�tica a un consumismo que nos deja llenos de objetos y vac�os de ideas. Genio, sabidur�a y sentido del humor: de todo hay en este libro, una despedida digna de un gran maestro. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION "When I was young, there was a distinct difference between being famous and having everybody know you for something. The majority wanted to be famous for being the best soccer player or for being a great ballerina, but nobody liked to be talked about around town for having been cheated on, or for being a two-bit broad. In the future there won't be any difference between these two, as long as anyone so much as looks at us, we will be willing to do anything." This is a great example of what From Stupidity to Insanity offers us, a series of newspaper articles that Umberto Eco published throughout fifteen years, and ones that he personally selected before his death. Within these pages you will find internationally renown celebrities and also some of Eco's most beloved fictional characters like James Bond and some comic characters. He brings back, as he often did, the yearning for the past, an ironic reflection about power, and criticism of an ever growing consumption mentality that leave us full of things but empty of ideas. Genius, wisdom, and sense of humor all take form in this book, a worthy farewell to a great teacher.

Chronicles Of A Liquid Society

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544974573
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Umberto Eco was an international cultural superstar. In this, his last collection, the celebrated essayist and novelist observes the changing world around him with irrepressible curiosity and profound wisdom. He sees with fresh eyes the upheaval in ideological values, the crises in politics, and the unbridled individualism that have become the backdrop of our lives—a “liquid” society in which it’s not easy to find a polestar, though stars and starlets abound. In these pieces, written for his regular column in L’Espresso magazine, Eco brings his dazzling erudition and keen sense of the everyday to bear on topics such as popular culture and politics, being seen, conspiracies, the old and the young, new technologies, mass media, racism, and good manners. It is a final gift to his readers—astute, witty, and illuminating. “A swan song from one of Europe’s great intellectuals . . . [Eco] entertains with his intellect, humor, and insatiable curiosity.” — Kirkus Reviews “An intelligent, intriguing, and often hilariously incisive set of observations on contemporary follies and changing mores.” — Publishers Weekly “Chronicles of a Liquid Society is a wonderful reminder of a great writer, thinker, and human being.” — Toronto Star

Economics For The Common Good

Author: Jean Tirole
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400889146
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From Nobel Prize–winning economist Jean Tirole, a bold new agenda for the role of economics in society When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is Economics for the Common Good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics, far from being a "dismal science," is a positive force for the common good. Economists are rewarded for writing technical papers in scholarly journals, not joining in public debates. But Tirole says we urgently need economists to engage with the many challenges facing society, helping to identify our key objectives and the tools needed to meet them. To show how economics can help us realize the common good, Tirole shares his insights on a broad array of questions affecting our everyday lives and the future of our society, including global warming, unemployment, the post-2008 global financial order, the euro crisis, the digital revolution, innovation, and the proper balance between the free market and regulation. Providing a rich account of how economics can benefit everyone, Economics for the Common Good sets a new agenda for the role of economics in society.

On Ugliness

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847837236
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In a companion volume to his History of Beauty, the renowned philosopher and cultural critic analyzes our attraction to the gruesome, horrific, and repellant in visual culture and the arts, drawing on abundant examples of painting and sculpture, ranging from antiquity to the works of Bosch, Goya, and others, complemented by quotations by celebrated writers and thinkers. 40,000 first printing.

On Literature

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156032391
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A collection of essays and addresses includes the author's musings on Ptolemy, his reflections on the experimental writings of Borges and Joyce, and confessions about his own ambitions and anxieties. By the author of The Name of the Rose. Reprint.

Paul Mccartney

Author: Philip Norman
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316327999
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The definitive Paul McCartney biography, written with his approval by bestselling biographer Philip Norman. Since the age of twenty-one, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now, Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with McCartney's consent and access to family members and close friends who have never spoken on the record before. PAUL McCARTNEY reveals the complex character behind the façade and sheds new light on his childhood--blighted by his mother's death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to music. This is the first definitive account of Paul's often troubled partnership with John Lennon, his personal trauma after the Beatles' breakup, and his subsequent struggle to get back to the top with Wings--which nearly got him murdered in Africa and brought him nine days in a Tokyo jail. Readers will learn about his marriage to Linda, including their much-criticized musical collaboration, and a moving account of her death. Packed with new information and critical insights, PAUL MCCARTNEY will be the definitive biography of a musical legend.

Remember Body

Author: C. P. Cavafy
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141397470
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'All those excessive, useless regrets...' A collection of nostalgic, erotic poetry from one of the greatest Greek poets to have ever lived. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933). The Selected Poems of Cavafy is available in Penguin Classics.

The 48 Laws Of Power

Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651348
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'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times Robert Greene's laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock News: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever; it 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.' (Independent on Sunday). Robert Greene will teach you the distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever, this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The perfect gift book for the power-hungry (and who doesn't want power?); this is the Concise Edition of an international bestseller. From the internationally bestselling author of Mastery, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War.