Bazlo Criminale is considered one of Europe’s such a lot mythical residing males. A mysterious novelist and philosopher identified for his severe elusiveness, the loved Criminale is a cultural icon of the top order. trying to locate the guy in the back of the parable, a London television-news station hires Francis Jay, an enterprising younger reporter, to discover Criminale. From Vienna to Budapest to the picturesque lakeshores of Italy, Jay trips around the continent—and even in brief to Brazil—interviewing the man’s biographer, his writer, and his former lover, all of whom have their very own pursuits at stake. via literary award dinners and different examples of “culture as spectacle,” Jay needs to navigate the chaotic global of post–Cold conflict Europe as he chases the threat of a literary legend.
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