01 marzo 2016

(Umberto Eco, 1932-2016)

E proprio per la serie My hero, sul britannico The Guardian sabato scorso, pubblica il suo ricordo di Eco Jonathan Coe, così concludendo: "My own surname may be an anagram of Eco’s but sadly our relationship never got any closer than that. For me he remains the model of a European intellectual, making complex ideas accessible, casting the kind of sceptical eye over culture and politics that can only come from having a vast, panoramic historical sense. Many of us have a fantasy of reconciling the magnetic readability of genre fiction with the more ambiguous virtues of great literature: Eco was one of the very few who made it a reality."