Serendipities: Language and Lunacy by Umberto Eco

April 2003

This slender book of essays is my "traveling book" at the moment (seeing as Cryptonomicon is simply too enormous to take anywhere comfortably). From false assumptions that led to possible truths, a return to the search for the perfect language, the Rosicrucians and the Templars, the Divine Comedy and the I Ching, and everyone from Abulafia to Zoroaster, this book touches on just about everything that sets my heart a-fluttering. It makes me want to jump on a plane to Bologna, find Mr. Eco and give him a great big hug. Brilliant as always.

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