How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays (Harvest Book)

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How to Travel with a Salmon is a highly engaging collection of what Umberto Eco calls his diario minimo - minimal diaries - after the magazine column in which he began "pursuing the pathways of parody." These essays, written in the late eighties and early nineties, are his playful but unfailingly accurate takes on militarism, computer jargon, Westerns, art criticism, librarians, bureaucrats, meals on airplanes, Amtrak trains, bad coffee, maniacal taxi drivers, express mail, 33-function watches, fax machines and cellular phones, pornography, soccer fans, academia, and - last but definitely not least - the author's own self. How to Travel with a Salmon gives us Umberto Eco's acute vision of the absurdities of modern life.

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By the author of "The Name of the Rose", this collection of essays offers advice on a wide range of unusual subjects - how to recognize a porno film, how to take an intelligent holiday, how not to talk about football, how to protect oneself from widows - as well as discussing weightier matters of history, politics, economics, literature and philosophy, in such pieces as "On the Impossibility of Drawing a Map of the Empire on a Scale of 1 to 1" and "Three Owls on a Chest of Drawers".

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[ How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays[ HOW TO TRAVEL WITH A SALMON & OTHER ESSAYS ] By Eco, Umberto ( Author )Sep-15-1995 Paperback By Eco, Umberto ( Author ) Paperback 1995 ]

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