Umberto Eco enlightens, entertains


September 7, 2023

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As seen in "Umberto Eco: A Library of the World," Italian scholar and author Umberto Eco's private library reached 50,000 volumes before his death in 2016.

When it comes to sources of casually consumable storytelling, polymath scholar Umberto Eco isn't the first name anyone thinks of, which is a shame, because while he produced challenging, data-dense novels such as "The Name of the Rose" and "Foucault's Pendulum," he was playful for an intellectual, as director Davide Ferrario reveals in his documentary, "Umberto Eco: A Library of the World."

Before Eco died in 2016, he gave Ferrario a tour of his library, which has since been donated to the Italian government. Eco amassed 50,000 volumes, favoring rare books and unorthodox subjects.

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