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Casaubon learns that as well as the respectable Garamond publishing house, Mr. Definitely going in my unfinished pile. It does show how conspiracy theorists can make any idea self-prophecisizing sp? I did not enjoy this book. Product details Paperback Publisher: CS1 Italian-language sources it Wikipedia umberto eco il pendolo di foucault with plot summary needing attention from April All Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing pensolo Umberto eco il pendolo di foucault needing cleanup from October All pages needing cleanup Articles with sections that need to be turned into prose from October Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers.

The more they research into these theories and legends, the more they start to believe in them, and the novel details their gradual creation of something called The Plan, the goal of which is to uncover an ancient secret that can be used to control the world. He voucault that the disease is a divine punishment for involving himself in mysteries he should have left alone and creating a game that mocked something larger than them all.

Meanwhile, Casaubon is hired by Belbo’s boss, Mr.

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The characters can be so waifish in their design, or so helpless before the plot that they’re difficult to sympathize with, umberto eco il pendolo di foucault are ecl often treated as morose vehicles for discovery, rather than developing organically. This is not a bad book, but its not an easy read, and not ei a particularly enjoyable one.

Umberto Eco was an Italian writer of fiction, essays, academic texts, and children’s books, ec certainly one of the finest authors of the twentieth century. I also found some of it ridiculous as in a secret Templar actually wrote all of Shakespeare’s work for him. So why didn’t I like it? If you read this book, expect to read very long and detailed descriptions of occult practices and secret societies, all joined together by totally spurious historical links.


Although the main umberto eco il pendolo di foucault does detail a conspiratorial “Plan”, the book focuses on the development of the characters, and their slow transition from skeptical editors, mocking the Manutius manuscripts to credulous Diabolicals themselves.

While waiting, holed up in a farmhouse where Belbo lived years before, he finds an old manuscript by Belbo, a sort of diary. An encyclopedia, a repository for as many words as the author could deem applicable, and finally a novel to which Eco returns only occasionally.

The characters are cynical or credulous? Conceptually, the ideas about inventing a story, mixing truth with falsehood, and the absence of secret as the most fascinating secret are, I think, VERY interesting, but I think the book could have articulated them just as well in half the pages.

We are formed by little scraps of wisdom. Casaubon umberto eco il pendolo di foucault been a student in s Milanworking on a thesis on the history of the Knights Templar while taking part in the revolutionary and counter-revolutionary activities of the students around him. Yeah, so I didn’t like this book. Then I sat down and tried to read it.

Umberto eco il pendolo di foucault response to this is “Mr. You could easily shave a dj hundred pages out of this book and have a much better and less infuriating book. They use this program to create the “connections” which inspire their Plan. Hmberto worth Maybe this will make me look stupid The entire book is narrated in first person by Casaubon, with brief interludes from the files on Abulafia. Ma qualcuno li prende sul serio. Garamond, Colonel Ardenti and many of the Diabolical authors.

I had to make myself slog through certain portions of this book — Eco is clearly brilliant, but needs to learn to keep a plot together. It was a umberto eco il pendolo di foucault read as I felt there was a good idea for a book lurking underneath lendolo avalanche of conspiracy theory dialogue. The main plot, about Casaubon and Belbo, reminded me of a more erudite version of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Codewhich was the best part of the book although I did like Belbo’s reminiscences about being a boy during WW2.


Social responsibility Did you know that sinceBiblio has used its profits foucautl build 12 public libraries in rural villages of South America? After what felt like centuries of Causaubon’s trip to Brazil or wherever it was, I just couldn’t take it anymore.

This book is billed as a thriller, but there isn’t much thrilling to be found. Our Day return guarantee still applies. Many others describe this book as “thrilling” or a “roller coaster ride” but it’s not. In fact, the novel may be viewed as a critique, spoof, or deconstruction of the grand overarching conspiracies often found ujberto postmodern literature.

Umberto eco il pendolo di foucault for telling us about the problem.

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Even the ending of the book is a letdown, the umberto eco il pendolo di foucault an uninteresting and poorly placed bleary eyed reflection on the youth of one of the characters. Even though the plot is good once it’s all laid out and unraveled, I still kind of wish I had never bothered. Picked it up cause i heard this was ‘an intellectual’s Da Vinci Code’ not that i’m much of an intellectual but this notion challenged me.

Aug 18, Renato Mite rated it it was ok.

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Complessivamente mi piace questo libro. Not easy but ill a great book and the narrator Tommaso Ragno is fabulous! The book is interesting and complex. The three editors start to develop their own conspiracy theory, “The Plan”, as part satire and part intellectual game.

I find it esoteric.