A Bad Day for Literature

First Harper Lee dies, and now comes word that Umberto Eco died at age 84 today as well.

I enjoyed both The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum, even though I knew at the time I was probably missing many of the literary in-jokes. The Name of the Rose in particular is well worth reading, as you’d never believe a 30 page discussion of various medieval Christian heresies could ever be so incredibly funny…

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