Umberto Eco’s new novel will published this autumn in Italy. Titled Il Cimitero di Praga (The Cemetery of Prague), it is the story of a secret agent who “weaves plots, conspiracies, intrigues and attacks, and helps determine the historical and political fate of the Continent,” according to his publisher. Sounds like the novel could be about Pyotr Ivanovich Rachkovsky and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, well known territory for Eco. His essay ‘Fictional Protocols’ from his collection Six Walks in the Fictional Woods is devoted to the subject, which he also discusses in Foucault’s Pendulum.

(via the NYTimes)