Friday 21st October

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About

Umberto Eco On The Greatest Maps Of Imaginary Places

Posted at 10:50AM Monday 24 Feb 2014

Celebrated Italian novelist, philosopher, essayist, literary critic, and list-lover Umberto Eco has had a long fascination with the symbolic and the metaphorical, extending all the way back to his vintage semiotic children's books. Half a century later, he revisits the mesmerism of the metaphorical and the symbolic in The Book of Legendary Lands (public library) — an illustrated voyage into history's greatest imaginary places, with all their fanciful inhabitants and odd customs, on scales as large as the mythic continent Atlantis and as small as the fictional location of Sherlock Holmes's apartment.

Search the news archive:

More Feature Items

Taking Book Search And Discovery To The Next Level

How are you helping consumers find the perfect book for their needs or interests?

Is Social Media Toxic To Writing?

What happens when a debut author won't join social media?

Book Descriptions That Sell!

Your book description is only as good as its opening line

Turn Your Author Website Up To 11 (with Bonus Content)

Your focus should shift toward encouraging readers to visit—and persuading readers who've visited to visit again

Fixing The Broken Experience Of Genre Fiction Retail Online

We still seem to be trying to fit digital readers into one singular mould when we think of innovation in book tech

How Open Road Uses Agile Marketing To Power Growth

How content and data-driven marketing have spurred new products, grown the book publisher's fanbase, and increased sales

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Cappelen Damm To Launch 'Choc Lit Norway'
  2. Waterstone's 'Will Not Stock' Controversial Book On Hillsborough
  3. Good Sex In Fiction Award Hoping To End The Ridicule Of Erotic Literature
  4. JK Rowling plans five Fantastic Beasts films
  5. US debut writer wins Gold Dagger at UK's top crime writing awards
  6. Vlogger Zoella boosts sales at WH Smith as it launches £50m share buyback
  7. Royal Automobile Club Announces Shortlist Of Contenders For Motoring Book Of The Year
  8. Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Win Shows That Literature Can Burst Beyond The Boundaries Of Books
  9. Author Earnings: Sharp Downturn in US Indie Ebook Share
  10. Transworld Aquires World Rights To Addictive Psychological Thriller