By Umberto Eco
Inventing the Enemy covers quite a lot of themes on which Eco has written and lectured over the last ten years: from a disquisition at the subject that runs via his contemporary novel The Prague Cemetery — each nation wishes an enemy, and if it doesn’t have one, needs to invent it — to a dialogue of rules that experience encouraged his past novels (and within the technique he's taking us on an exploration of misplaced islands, legendary geographical regions, and the medieval world); from offended studies of James Joyce’s Ulysses by fascist reporters of the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties, to an exam of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s notions in regards to the soul of an unborn baby, to censorship and violence and WikiLeaks.
These are essays packed with ardour, interest, and obsession through 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 is familiar with a specific thing or approximately being actually human.” — Buffalo News
"Thought frightening . . . nuanced . . . the gathering amply indicates off Eco's subtle, agile mind." — Publishers Weekly