The World: A Formidable Farrago of Farago

THE jokes started long before the newspaper series ended. That's not Martin Bormann they think they found in South America. It's Howard Hughes. Or . . . Ladislas Farago is just a fancy new pen name for Clifford Irving. The allusions were inevitable. Farago himself expected them. Indeed, when Clifford Irving's hoax autobiography of the recluse billionaire was exposed ten months ago, Farago decided to delay his research on Bormann until the din died down. "I said to myself," he recalled last week, "no matter what I'm going to do, this is going to...

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