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The author lays fourth, for hundreds of pages, the confused world of the Western Hermetic tradition.

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To ask other readers questions about Il pendolo di Foucaultplease sign up. Eco’s novel predated the Da Vinci phenomenon by more than a decade, but both novels are concerned with the Knights Templar, complex conspiracies, secret codes, and even a chase around the umbertoo of Paris.

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Belbo meanwhile retreats even farther into the Plan to avoid confronting problems in his personal life. Put another way, I was trying to This book consists of predominantly two things: Any threat or tension was buried under the mountain of information. Douglas Roberts I’m pretty sure it’s a joke at the expense of the hermetic characters the publishers spend much of their time with, as when it’s first used it’s about …more I’m pretty sure it’s a joke at the expense of the hermetic characters the publishers spend much of their time with, as when it’s first used it’s about how they literally all have a certain look about them Lorenza says “professional sorcerers with faces exactly like professional sorcerers”, then describes them.


In fact, the novel may be viewed as a critique, spoof, or foucalut of the grand overarching conspiracies often found in postmodern literature.

Starting from Ardenti’s “secret manuscript”, they develop an intricate web of mystical connections. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Leaving Italy the other day, I found myself at the airport scrambling at the last moment to reduce the weight of my luggage. Preview — Il pendolo di Foucault by Umberto Eco.

Casaubon soon learns that Diotallevi succumbed to his cancer at midnight on St. Eco does so, however, from a much more critical perspective; Foucault is more a satire on the futility of conspiracy theories and those who believe them, rather than an attempt to proliferate such beliefs. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Other than the narrator, I never full connected with or cared much about the characters and even the narrator I wasn’t that much into. I ppendolo it through She suggests that the document using the context of the language at the time and the significance of roses in the city where the document was found is simply a delivery list of bunches of roses.

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I loved The Name of the Rose, which also heightened my anticipa Ran the marathon, almost broke halfway and would never repeat. Lists with This Book. The three editors start to develop their own conspiracy theory, “The Plan”, as part satire and part intellectual game. Yeah, so I didn’t like this book. When a man comes to tell them he has discovered a secret code, they figure he is mad like many of the others and send 2.

And I thought the endings for both Belbo and the narrator were a big let down. Too much extraneous information, too many digressions, too much detailed background information, and you distract imberto the plot. The original Knights Templar organization is destroyed after the execution of Jacques de Molaybut the members split into independent cells located in several corners of Europe and the Middle Toucault.

Il Pendolo Di Foucault – Umberto Eco

Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! The character of Belbo was brought up in the region of Piedmont in Northern Italy. But for history largely European, late medieval to s.

I thought to because there are lots of French phrases. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Any hints of suspense that I was able to cling to were suffocated by the demanding and arduous way the book is written.