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"Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture, someone who can run a magazine or a museum. An administrator, in fact. I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual"

- Antonio Tabucchi

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This quote by Antonio Tabucchi talks to the role of the intellectual in contemporary society. According to Tabucchi, Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture, somebody who is accountable for running a magazine or a museum. This is a role of an administrator, which Tabucchi finds to be a "melancholy situation" for an intellectual. This recommends that Tabucchi believes that the role of the intellectual has actually been reduced to a simple administrator, rather than a creative thinker or innovator. He thinks that the intellectual must give originalities and point of views, rather than just arranging and handling existing culture. Tabucchi's quote speaks to the changing function of the intellectual in modern society, and the requirement for intellectuals to be more than simply administrators.

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Antonio Tabucchi This quote is written / told by Antonio Tabucchi between September 23, 1943 and March 25, 2012. He was a famous Writer from Italy. The author also have 30 other quotes.

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