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In the late Umberto Eco’s 2010 novel, 19th-century Europe is a land of ominous mystery, and a Parisian junk shop is the passage to a lost world. An excerpt.
A revealing 2011 conversation with Umberto Eco, who died last week at 84, about anti-Semitism in fiction, his novel ‘The Prague Cemetery,’ and the difference between fiction and lies