AUSTRIA: New Lexicon

Vienna is a city of specialists. Its directories are filled with the names of psychoanalysts, gynecologists, ichthyologists, bacteriologists, geologists, botanists. But unique among Vienna's specialists is Professor Dr. Heinrich Hoefflinger, historian. For years he has burrowed with prying pencil among the secret archives of European Royalty, in the monumental task of discovering and listing all the illegitimate children of all the royal houses of Europe, a work which has earned him among his Viennese students the entirely unofficial degree of B. N. (Baccalarius Nothorum, "Bachelor of Bastardy").

Last week the Austrian Institute...

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