Tag Archives: Umberto Eco

Italy’s freedom of press: Umberto Eco on why saying ‘No’ matters

To put Berlusconi’s “posturing” and veiled threats against the Italian press in context (in particular his recent response that it was time to “shut the mouths” of those who spoke of “crisis here and crisis there”, and that companies should … Continue reading

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Cover story in Solander

This piece appeared as the cover story for the latest issue of Solander. More than a Matter of Words: Lucinda Byatt looks at four Italian historical novels in translation I’ve included the full article on a separate page (click to … Continue reading

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