UMBERTO ECO in conversation with Paul Holdengraber
"I am expecting two kinds of readers. The first has no idea that all these things really happened, knows nothing about nineteenth-century literature...The second, however, knows or senses that I am recounting things that really happened." --Umberto Eco on The Prague Cemetery
UMBERTO ECO was born in Alessandria, Italy, in 1932. He is the author of five novels, among them and numerous collections of essays. He has been a professor at the University of Bologna for many years. He has received the Premio Strega and the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur. He lives in Milan.
PAUL HOLDENGRÄBER is the director of LIVE from the NYPL.