By Umberto Eco
Inventing the Enemy covers a variety of subject matters on which Eco has written and lectured during the last ten years: from a disquisition at the subject matter that runs via his contemporary novel The Prague Cemetery — each kingdom wishes an enemy, and if it doesn’t have one, needs to invent it — to a dialogue of rules that experience encouraged his previous novels (and within the method he's taking us on an exploration of misplaced islands, legendary nation-states, and the medieval world); from offended studies of James Joyce’s Ulysses by fascist newshounds of the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, to an exam of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s notions concerning the soul of an unborn baby, to censorship and violence and WikiLeaks.
These are essays packed with ardour, interest, and obsession by way of one of many world’s so much esteemed students and severely acclaimed, best-selling novelists.
“True wit and knowledge coexist with fierce scholarship within Umberto Eco, a author who really understands a specific thing or approximately being really human.” — Buffalo News
"Thought scary . . . nuanced . . . the gathering amply indicates off Eco's refined, agile mind." — Publishers Weekly