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The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco.. Searching the historical roots of modern anti-Semitism in a fictional tract (pack of lies) called The Protocols of Zion is meaty territory for Name of the Rose demonker, Eco.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"A whirlwind tour of conspiracy and political intrigue...this dark tale is delightfully embellished with sophisticated and playful commentary on, among other things, Freud, metafiction, and the challenges of historiography."

Booklist

"Intriguing, hilarious...a tale by a master."

Publishers Weekly

Author bio: Umberto Eco (born 5 January 1932) is an Italian novelist, medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, and literary critic. He is the author of several bestselling novels, The Name of The Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of The Day Before, and Baudolino. His collections of essays include Five Moral Pieces, Kant and the Platypus, Serendipities, Travels In Hyperreality, and How To Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays. He has also written academic texts and children's books. More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Umberto-Eco/e/B000APW210/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Book Details: General Fiction; (464 pp. Intrigumentary: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://www.hmhco.com/search/node/fiction

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