The last book by the late Umberto Eco will hit bookstores early

A hurrah for all time.
A hurrah for all time.
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Umberto Eco, the iconic Italian novelist and semiotician, isn’t going out without a last word.

A new collection of previously published essays, called Pape Satàn Aleppe: Cronache di una società liquida (Pape Satàn Aleppe: Chronicles of a Liquid Society), will be released posthumously in Italian tomorrow (Feb. 26). It had previously been planned for release in May 2016.

The publishing house Eco helped fund, La nave di Teseo, announced the change two days after the beloved writer’s death last week.

The title of the book references a particularly puzzling line of Dante’s Inferno.