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又一个喜欢的作家走了——Umberto Eco
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前天真是欧美文坛的忌日。先是《杀死一个知更鸟》的作者、美国女作家Harper Lee去
世:
http://www.mitbbs.com/article_t/LeisureTime/2018847.html

紧接着意大利作家、学者Umberto Eco接踵而逝。
http://www.italymagazine.com/sites/default/files/story/umberto-eco1.jpg
Eco本来是个学者,符号语言学(semiotics)教授。我写论文时还引用过他的一本《阐
释与过度阐释》(Interpretation and Overinterpretation),国内出版过中译本,
一本薄薄的小册子,文字铿锵正直。

Eco的专业方向是中世纪文献,钻研好多看不懂的神秘符号(semiotics)……他最出名
的小说《玫瑰之名》(The Name of the Rose),场景就是中世纪神秘城堡寺庙,主角
是福尔摩斯式的善于破译神秘符号的侦探。很少有学者能把自己的专业深入浅出地编成
故事,让大众听得有趣。不过他的小说啃起来还是有点难度的,大量史料和论证看得人
头皮发硬……最方便的是看改编的电影,由007演员Sean Connery担纲主演,很有中世
纪的瘆人气氛……
http://theredlist.com/media/database/settings/cinema/1980-1990/the-name-of-the-rose/013-the-name-of-the-rose-theredlist.jpg

Eco另一本出名的小说是《Foucault's Pendulum》。后来Dan Brown的畅销小说《Da
Vinci Code》颇有模仿之嫌,圣殿骑士团、密码、圣血、阴谋等内容甚至情节都与Eco
的Pendulum类似。Eco对Dan Brown也甚有微词,不是因为取其创意而不致敬,而是他觉
得Dan Brown走了下乘之道:Eco一向的立场是鄙视、嘲笑阴谋论和阴谋论者;而Dan
Brown却迎合大众心理地宣扬、推崇阴谋论,格调低俗。我也讨厌阴谋论和阴暗如蛇的
文字,不过以前读Dan Brown的小说时兴致很高,情节曲折紧凑又有知识性,结尾也挺
积极,好人必胜……有一本还是生娃时一口气看完的,因为专注而减轻了不少痛苦……
现在倒是全忘了故事内容了。的确也有通俗小说的弊病,故事套路雷同,比较追求暴力
感官刺激,缺点思想,没有后劲。

两年多前Eco曾到我们村做讲座,人很随便,说话机智幽默又直率。我当时写了个帖:
http://www.mitbbs.com/article_t/LeisureTime/1436373.html
现在再看已是人天永隔……

最后附BBC讣告——发现BBC抢新闻比谁都快——另外Umberto Eco和Harper Lee还有一
个巧合:都在去年出版了人生最后一本书。Lee的绝笔之作其实是处女作、知更鸟的初
稿《Go Set a Watchman》;Eco的也是归零之作:《Numero Zero》……

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35620368
Italian writer Umberto Eco dies at 84
20 February 2016 | Europe

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/A40B/production/_88359914_7d41495a-ac97-42f0-b377-318281fc46a9.jpg

The Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco, best known for his novel The
Name of the Rose, has died aged 84.

His family says he passed away late on Friday at his home. No further
details were given.

The Name of the Rose was made into a film in 1986 starring Scottish actor
Sean Connery.

Eco, who also wrote the novel Foucault's Pendulum, continued to publish new
works, with Numero Zero released last year.

He also wrote children's books and literary criticism.

Eco once wrote that "books always speak of other books, and every story
tells a story that has already been told".

"I am a philosopher," he was quoted as saying. "I write novels only on the
weekends."

Eco founded the communications department at the University of San Marino in
the 1980s.

He was later professor emeritus and chairman of the Higher School of
Humanities of the University of Bologna.

Eco was born in Alessandria, northern Italy, in 1932.


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