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Dixon, Richard

Works: 42 works in 219 publications in 1 language and 9,974 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Didactic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Spy fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Church history  Biographies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Contributor
Classifications: PQ4865.C6, 853.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Dixon
The Prague cemetery by Umberto Eco( Book )

37 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"19th-century Europe--from Turin to Prague to Paris--abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. In Italy, republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. In France, during the Paris Commune, people eat mice, plan bombings and rebellions in the streets, and celebrate Black Masses. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating conspiracies and even massacres. There are false beards, false lawyers, false wills, even false deaths. From the Dreyfus Affair to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Jews are blamed for everything. One man connects each of these threads into a massive crazy-quilt conspiracy within conspiracies. Here, he confesses all, thanks to Umberto Eco's ingenious imagination--a thrill-ride through the underbelly of actual, world-shattering events."--
Numero zero by Umberto Eco( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, a novel about the murky world of media politics, conspiracy, and murder. A newspaper committed to blackmail and mud slinging, rather than reporting the news. A paranoid editor, walking through the streets of Milan, reconstructing fifty years of history against the backdrop of a plot involving the cadaver of Mussolini's double. The murder of Pope John Paul I, the CIA, red terrorists handled by secret services, twenty years of bloodshed, and events that seem outlandish until the BBC proves them true. A fragile love story between two born losers, a failed ghost writer, and a vulnerable girl, who specializes in celebrity gossip yet cries over the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh. And then a dead body that suddenly appears in a back alley in Milan. Set in 1992 and foreshadowing the mysteries and follies of the following twenty years, Numero Zero is a scintillating take on our times from the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum"--
Dante : the story of his life by Marco Santagata( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marco Santagata illuminates one of the world's supreme poets from many angles--philosopher, father, courtier, political partisan. He brings together a vast body of Italian scholarship on Dante's medieval world, untangles a complex web of family relationships for English readers, and shows the influence of local and regional politics on his writing."--Provided by publisher
Inventing the enemy and other occasional writings by Umberto Eco( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays from Italian novelist Umberto Eco on a wide range of topics
The Prague cemetery by Umberto Eco( Recording )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

19th-century Europe, from Turin to Prague to Paris, abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Conspiracies rule history. Jesuits plot against Freemasons, Italina priests are strangled with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate black masses by night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to the notorious forgery "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion", Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But, what if, behind all these conspiracies both real and imagined, lay just one man? What if that evil genius created the most infamous document of all?
Chronicles of a liquid society by Umberto Eco( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects short essays from the author that reflect on the changing modern world, touching on such topics as popular culture, politics, being seen, conspiracies, the old and the young, new technologies, mass media, racism, and good manners
Numero zero : a novel by Umberto Eco( Recording )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1992 Milan, Colonna, a depressed hack writer, is offered a fee he can't resist to ghostwrite a book, His subject: a fledgling newspaper, which happens to be financed by a powerful media magnate. As Colonna gets to know the team, he learns the editor's paranoid theory that Mussolini's corpse was a body double and part of a wider Fascist plot. It's the scoop the newspaper desperately needs. The evidence? He's working on it
Crossing the Rubicon : Caesar's decision and the fate of Rome by Luca Fezzi( )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic account of the fateful year leading to the ultimate crisis of the Roman Republic and the rise of Caesar's autocracy When the Senate ordered Julius Caesar, conqueror of Gaul, to disband his troops, he instead marched his soldiers across the Rubicon River, in violation of Roman law. The Senate turned to its proconsul, Pompey the Great, for help. But Pompey's response was unexpected: he commanded magistrates and senators to abandon Rome - a city that, until then, had always been defended. The consequences were the ultimate crisis of the Roman Republic and the rise of Caesar's autocracy
The Lehman trilogy : a novel by Stefano Massini( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "novel in verse that inspired the ... West End and Off-Broadway play of the same name, [this book] follows the epic rise and fall of three generations of [the Lehman] family and through them tells the story of American ambition and hubris"--Publisher marketing
Ardor by Roberto Calasso( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A meditation on the ancient wisdom of the Vedas, in which Calasso brings ritual and sacrifice to bear on the modern world"--
The art of the publisher by Roberto Calasso( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An interior look at Roberto Calasso's work as a publisher and his reflections on the art of book publishing In this fascinating memoir, the author and publisher Roberto Calasso meditates on the art of book publishing. Recalling the beginnings of Adelphi in the 1960s, he touches on the Italian house's defining qualities, including the considerations involved in designing the successful Biblioteca series and the strategy for publishing a wide range of authors of high literary quality, as well as the historic critical edition of the works of Nietzsche. With his signature erudition and polemical flair, Calasso transcends Adelphi to look at the publishing industry as a whole, from the essential importance of graphics, jackets, and cover flaps to the consequences of universal digitization. And he outlines what he describes as the "most hazardous and ambitious" profile of what a publishing house can be: a book comprising many books, a form in which "all the books published by a certain publisher could be seen as links in a single chain"--A conception akin to that of other twentieth-century publishers, from Giulio Einaudi to Roger Straus, of whom the book offers brief portraits. An essential book for writers, readers, and editors, The Art of the Publisher is a tribute to the elusive yet profoundly relevant art of making books"--
The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. His delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror. The body of one monk is found in a cask of pigs' blood, another is floating in a bathhouse, still another is crushed at the foot of a cliff. Brother William turns detective, and a uniquely deft one at that. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon - all sharpened to a glistening edge by his wry humor and ferocious curiosity. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, where "the most interesting things happen at night." As Brother William goes about unraveling the mystery of what happens at the abbey by day and by night, readers step into a brilliant re-creation of the fourteenth century, with its herbal smells and dazzling architectural sights, its dark superstitions and wild prejudices, its hidden passions and sordid intrigues... A gloriously rich blending of thriller and Gothic novel, intellectual fireworks and storytelling virtuosity"--
The unnamable present by Roberto Calasso( Book )

4 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The strikingly original ninth book in Roberto Calasso's monumental exploration of civilization"--
Theories of surplus value by Karl Marx( Book )

in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marx's Theories of Surplus Value is the fourth volume of his monumental Das Kapital (Capital) and is now available exclusively from Prometheus and Humanity Books. Divided into three parts, this lengthy work reviews classic economic analyses of labor and value (Smith, Ricardo, Malthus, and others), focusing on the concept of "surplus value"--The difference between the full value of a worker's labor and the wages received for this labor. This is a key concept for Marx since in his view the capitalist maintains power through controlling surplus value. This complete, unabridged edition is now available in one volume
Distant light by Antonio Moresco( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man lives in total solitude in an abandoned mountain village. But each night, at the same hour, a mysterious distant light appears on the far side of the valley and disturbs his isolation. What is it? Someone in another deserted village? A forgotten street lamp? An alien being? Finally the man is driven to discover its source. He finds a young boy who also lives alone, in a house in the middle of the forest. But who really is this child? The answer at the secret heart of this novel is both uncanny and profoundly touching. Moresco reflects on the solitude and pain of existence, but also on what we share with all around us, living and dead."--
The celestial hunter by Roberto Calasso( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An inspired and provocative exploration of mankind's relationship with myth, the divine, and the idea of transformation"--
The ruin of Kasch by Roberto Calasso( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sprawling mediation on violence and revolution that incorporates mythology, literature, art and science"--
The Combover by Adrián N Bravi( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arduino Gherarducci is the latest in the family line of bald men with ornate combovers. Some combed their hair from one side of the head to the other, some weaved the remnants of their hair together in the middle, but Arduino favors the imperial style of Julius Caesar: forwards, with a fringe. Although fiercely proud of his combover, it has some serious drawbacks. A sudden gust of wind, or a malevolent prankster, could ruin it at any moment. When the worst happens, Arduino decides to abandon his comfortable university life, as a professor of bibliographic data exchange formats, and he hea
Il lanciatore di giavellotto by Paolo Volponi( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a boy growing up in rural Italy in the 1930s, Damìn is experiencing the first stirrings of adolescence when he accidentally sees his mother having sex with the local Fascist commandant. His pain, anger, and confusion are uncomfortably intertwined with a compulsion to watch them, which becomes an obsession. Isolating himself from anyone who might help him understand what he's feeling, he channels his fury into his javelin, getting better and better until he is a local champion. But his success is fleeting, as wholly confused and caught up in his own anger, he ends up betraying and humiliating his friends. The Javelin Thrower is the story of an erotic education turned tragic, poisoned by the darkness running through Mussolini's Italy
The first German philosopher : the mysticism of Jakob Böhme as interpreted by Hegel by Cecilia Muratori( )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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