Cosi Fan Tutti is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the fifth entry in the popular Aurelio Zen series.
Under a cloud again, Zen thinks he has found himself a backwater sinecure in Naples, where he can coast towards retirement. He is prepared to tolerate all manner of scams in return for a quiet life with pastries and a cappucino on his desk every morning, not the least of which is a brothel on the top floor of the police station of which he is nominally in command. But corrupt politicians, shady business men and eminent mafiosi are disappearing off the streets at an alarming rate and although Zen's commitment to his work is at an all-time low, he finds himself reluctantly embroiled. Given the title, it should come as no surprise to learn that one strand of the plot is a riff on the title of the almost eponymous opera: Così fan tutte. In addition, the chapter titles are all taken from the titles of sections of the opera libretto.
... Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti is a 1985 album by the British New Wave group Squeeze ... title is a play on words, combining the name of the Mozart Italian-language opera Cosi fan tutte with the name of the Italian confection tutti-frutti (also ... pun, with a picture of a tea cozy (cosi), a fan, and a tutti-frutti dessert ...
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