Umberto Eco - The Prague Cemetery @ Sixth & I Synagogue

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
On Wednesday, November 9, Politics & Prose will host Umberto Eco at Sixth & I Synagogue for the release of his newest book The Prague Cemetery.

Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Conspiracies rule history. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres.

From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies both real and imagined, lay one lone man? What if that evil genius created its most infamous document?

The Prague Cemetery is an unforgettable journey through the underbelly of world-shattering events. Eco is the author of five bestselling novels and numerous collections of essays. He lives in Italy and is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna.

Umberto Eco will be in-conversation with novelist Keith Donohue (Centuries of June, Crown, $24, May 2011).

Two free tickets will be provided with each purchase of the book ($27) from P&P. Additional tickets are $12 (or $15 the day of the event). Prepayment is required to secure reservations. Books and tickets cannot be held without a confirmed payment.

WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING WEB OR PHONE ORDERS. WE WILL RESUME SELLING BOOKS AND TICKETS AT THE DOOR (WHEN THEY OPEN AT 6 pm) AT SIXTH AND I. 

The Prague Cemetery will be released on November 8, the day before the event. Pre-purchased Books and tickets may be picked up at Politics & Prose on November 8. On November 9, the day of the event, all remaining pickups will be at Will Call, at Sixth & I Synagogue. The doors - and the event Will Call - open at 6 p.m. and the event begins promptly at 7 with General Admission seating. If you do not attend the event, your signed book will be taken back to Politics & Prose for post-event pickup or shipping. We will not have signed copies available until after the event.

 

 

Sixth & I Synagogue
600 I Street NW
20001 Washington
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Fiction & Poetry
The Prague Cemetery Cover Image
By Umberto Eco, Richard Dixon (Translator)
ISBN: 9780547577531
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - November 8th, 2011

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