There is a constant in the average American imagination and taste, for which the past must be preserved and celebrated in full-scale authentic copy a philosophy of immortality as duplication. It dominates the relation with the self, with the past, not infrequently with the present, always with History and, even, with the European tradition.
More Quotes from Umberto Eco:A narrator should not supply interpretations of his work otherwise he would have not written a novel, which is a machine for generating interpretations.
'Sir,' Saint-Savin replied, 'the first quality of an honest man is contempt for religion, which would have us afraid of the most natural thing in the world, which is death and would have us hate the one beautiful thing destiny has given us, which is life. We should rather aspire to a heaven where only the planets live in eternal bliss, receiving neither rewards nor condemnations, but enjoying merely their own eternal motion in the arms of the void.'
The author should die once he has finished writing. So as not to trouble the path of the text.
I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us.
I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.
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