1. Numero Zero By Umberto Eco[9780544635081]

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    Numero Zero

    By Umberto Eco, Richard Dixon (Translator)

    A newspaper committed to blackmailandmud slinging, rather than reporting the news.

    A paranoid editor, walking through the streets of Milan, reconstructing fifty years of history against the backdrop of a plot involving the cadaver of Mussolini's double.

    The murder of Pope John Paul I, the CIA, red terrorists handled by secret services, twenty years of bloodshed, andevents that seem outlandish until the BBC proves them true.

    A fragile love story between two born losers, a failed ghost writer, and a vulnerable girl, who specializes in celebrity gossip yet cries over the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh. And then a dead body that suddenly appears in a back alley in Milan.

    Setin 1992 and foreshadowingthe mysteries and follies of the following twenty years, Numero Zerois a scintillating take on our times from the best-selling author ofThe Name of the RoseandFoucault's Pendulum.

    About the author

    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.

    Book Details

    • ISBN: 9780544635081
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
    • Hardcover: 208 pages
    • Language: English

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