IBNA- In this week's program of Bukhara Magazin's Meetings of Wednesday's Evenings, ‎the Persian translation of 'Ur-Fascism' (1995), a collection of articles and notes by the ‎outstanding Italian philosopher, semiotician and novelist will be discussed.‎
Umberto Eco
The event will be held on Wednesday at 6 PM and will be attended by the Persian translator of the book, the prolific Gholam-Reza Emami as well as experts Ehsan Shari’ati, Saeid Mohebi, and the Chief Editor of Bukhara Magazine Ali Dehbashi.
 
Also a cultural critic and political and social commentator, Eco was born in Alessandria, Italy on January 5, 1932. He received a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Turin in 1954. His first book, 'Il Problema Estetico in San Tommaso’, was an extension of his doctoral thesis on St. Thomas Aquinas and was published in 1956.
 
His first novel, ‘The Name of the Rose’, was published in 1980 and won the Premio Strega and the Premio Anghiar awards in 1981. In 1986, it was adapted into a movie starring Sean Connery. His other works include ‘Foucault's Pendulum’, ‘The Island of the Day Before’, ‘Baudolino’, ‘The Prague Cemetery’, and ‘Numero Zero’.
 
He also wrote children's books and more than 20 nonfiction books including ‘Serendipities: Language and Lunacy’. He taught philosophy and then semiotics at the University of Bologna. He also wrote weekly columns on popular culture and politics for L'Espresso. Eco died from cancer on February 19, 2016 at the age of 84.    
 
 
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