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The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.

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Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (born 5 January 1932) is an Italian medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, literary critic and novelist, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa, 1980), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. His 1988 novel Foucault's Pendulum has been described as a "thinking person's Da Vinci Code"

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    خوب یک کتاب در آن خواندن است. یک کتاب از نشانه هایی است که از نشانه های دیگر صحبت می کنند، که به نوبه خود درباره چیزها صحبت می کند. بدون یک چشم برای خواندن آنها، یک کتاب حاوی علائمی است که هیچ مفاهیمی را تولید نمی کنند. بنابراین آن گنگ است

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