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The Resource How to travel with a salmon & other essays, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver

How to travel with a salmon & other essays, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver

Label
How to travel with a salmon & other essays
Title
How to travel with a salmon & other essays
Statement of responsibility
Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Member of
Summary
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...
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
368470
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eco, Umberto
Dewey number
854/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1923-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Weaver, William
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A harvest book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Essays
  • Essays
  • Life
Target audience
adult
Label
How to travel with a salmon & other essays, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to travel with a salmon -- How to replace a driver's license -- How to eat in flight -- How to go through customs -- How to travel on American trains -- How to take intelligent vacations -- How to use the taxi driver -- How not to talk about soccer -- How to use the coffeepot from hell -- How to react to familiar faces -- How to be a TV host -- How not to know the time -- Stars and stripes -- Conversation in Babylon -- On the impossibility of drawing a map of the empire on a scale of 1 to 1 -- How to eat ice cream -- How it begins, and how it ends -- How to justify a private library -- How to compile an inventory -- How to spend time -- How to buy gadgets -- How to follow instructions -- How to become a Knight of Malta -- How to deal with telegrams -- How not to use the fax machine -- How not to use the cellular phone -- Three owls on a chest of drawers -- Editorial revision -- Sequels -- How to use suspension points -- How to write an introduction -- How to write an introduction in an art catalogue -- How to set the record straight -- How to watch out for widows -- How to organize a public library -- How to speak of animals -- How to play Indians -- How to recognize a porn movie -- How to avoid contagious diseases -- How to choose a remunerative profession -- The miracle of San Baudolino
Control code
ocm32468650
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
vii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780156001250
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
95016885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)32468650
Label
How to travel with a salmon & other essays, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver
Publication
Note
"A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to travel with a salmon -- How to replace a driver's license -- How to eat in flight -- How to go through customs -- How to travel on American trains -- How to take intelligent vacations -- How to use the taxi driver -- How not to talk about soccer -- How to use the coffeepot from hell -- How to react to familiar faces -- How to be a TV host -- How not to know the time -- Stars and stripes -- Conversation in Babylon -- On the impossibility of drawing a map of the empire on a scale of 1 to 1 -- How to eat ice cream -- How it begins, and how it ends -- How to justify a private library -- How to compile an inventory -- How to spend time -- How to buy gadgets -- How to follow instructions -- How to become a Knight of Malta -- How to deal with telegrams -- How not to use the fax machine -- How not to use the cellular phone -- Three owls on a chest of drawers -- Editorial revision -- Sequels -- How to use suspension points -- How to write an introduction -- How to write an introduction in an art catalogue -- How to set the record straight -- How to watch out for widows -- How to organize a public library -- How to speak of animals -- How to play Indians -- How to recognize a porn movie -- How to avoid contagious diseases -- How to choose a remunerative profession -- The miracle of San Baudolino
Control code
ocm32468650
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
vii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780156001250
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
95016885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)32468650

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