Harper Lee and Umberto Eco RIP

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Re: Harper Lee and Umberto Eco RIP

Post by jbuck919 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:23 pm

One irony about Eco is that his given name is the same as Humbert, as in the odious leading character in Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, a great novelist with whom Eco shared a comparable level of learning and accomplishment.

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Re: Harper Lee and Umberto Eco RIP

Post by John F » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:54 pm

A closer connection might be with the Vittorio de Sica film "Umberto D." Both are fortuitous, of course; Eco was born before either the film or the novel, and he was neither a pedophile nor a poor old man unable to pay his rent.
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