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Umberto Eco

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Umberto Eco has written works of fiction, literary criticism and philosophy. The Name of the Rose was a major international bestseller and his other works include Foucault's Pendulum and The Prague Cemetery and many brilliant collections of essays.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2012

Sunday, 26 February 2012

David Aaronovitch interviewed Umberto Eco about his brilliant historical novelThe Prague Cemetery set in 19th Europe, from Turin to Prague to Paris, at a time when conspiracies rule history. With his customary erudition and brilliance, Eco brings together Jesuits, Freemasons, Italian Republicans, French criminals and secret services, all linked by one single sinister villain. Eco and Aaronovitch spoke about the Dreyfus affair and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, conspiracies, scapegoats and anti-semitism.

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David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.