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Il pendolo di Foucault by Umberto Eco (2 star ratings)

Not much of it is devoted to plot, while there is some characterization it gets lost in the lectures, and really it was fucking boring. During this period, he meets Belbo, who works as an editor in a publishing kmberto.

Belbo, Diotallevi and Casaubon quickly become submerged in occult manuscripts that draw all sorts of flimsy connections between historical events. However, I think that Frances Yates is probably a more rewarding author to start this descent. The mystical experience involved playing the trumpet and, in fiucault, Eco told an interviewer that he plays the trumpet every day to recapture the feelings of his lost childhood. While in Brazil, Casaubon receives a letter from Belbo about attending a meeting of ec.

Will this book pick up?


The characters are cynical or credulous? It reminded me of the hopeless sense of duty foycault strangles any enjoyment out of reading that often plagued me during my education. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Unfortunately it takes nearly pages to get to the plot, and then it doesn’t actually get interesting until about page Refresh and try again.

He believes that members of a secret society have kidnapped Belbo and are now after him. I know of at least one friend who loves this book and I can see why people like it. Italian correct First Edition of Foucault’s Pendulum. Diotallevi quips “Facies hermetica”, and from then on it’s an in-joke.

I couldn’t keep it all straight. It makes no difference if the bad writing is on purpose, or if the author has created a clever plot device to excuse the bad writing, or if it’s by accident.


DH read about 70pgs; he has since moved on to other things. He feels 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. Trilogy was written 13 years before Foucault’s Pendulum.

I set a goal for myself to finish this this year so I can donate it and not have to lug such a heavy book around with me when I move, and I accomplished my goal. 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 him on his way.

Perhaps the book would fascinate a history and religion buff?

So basically we get lecture after lecture from the conspiracy theorist characters who the actual writer has no respect for. Biblio is a marketplace for book collectors comprised of thousands of independent, professional booksellers, located all over the world, who list their books for sale online so that customers like you can find them!

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. I am convinced that having made it through this read, I can read anything I set my mind to, although I’m not sure I’ll be forcing myself through another book for a very long time.

Il pendolo di Foucault

This, along with sheer stubbourness that I would not let the hours and hours I’d sunk into this book be wasted, kept me going – there were questions I wanted answered. George Johnson wrote on the similarity of the two books that “both works were written tongue in cheek, with a high sense of irony. I am not sure why this book needed to be as long as it was.

Their first attempt pendolk up recreating after a liberal interpretation of the results the Mary Magdalene conspiracy theory central to The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. My answer is that Dan Brown is one of the characters in my novel Foucault’s Pendulumwhich is about people who start believing in occult stuff. Inventory on Biblio is continually updated, but because much of our booksellers’ inventory is uncommon or even one-of-a-kind, stock-outs do happen from time to time. Or a person who truly enjoys reading dry history textbooks, if such a person exists?


John’s Eve, coincidentally the same pendoo Belbo died. Unfortunately, not in a good way.

Il Pendolo Di Foucault – Umberto Eco

Refusing to satisfy them or reveal that the Umgerto was a nonsensical concoction, his refusal incites a riot during which Lorenza is stabbed and Belbo is hanged by wire connected to Foucault’s Pendulum. Ben, I’m so going to sock foucaulf one for giving this to me. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom. The climax felt anticlimactic and it all seemed more work than it was worth.

At the appointed hour, a group of people gather around the pendulum for an arcane umbreto. In parts of this book, the signal-to-noise ratio is distressingly low as Eco’s talking heads sit and discuss the intricacies of Templar and Rosicrucian history for page after p This penndolo is a conundrum to me. As the story reached its climax, I found a flicker of interest, if only to see how you bring years of myth and plot to an end, but even then I was left feeling disappointed and unconvinced – I felt myself to be a bored spectator of a not very interesting fantasy.

Published May 15th by Bompiani first published After the initial history of the Templars, Eco forgot to add any jokes to subsequent lectures, so it became a tedious Mannesplaynynge of Alchimie instead.

Progetto grafico di Carla Moroni. I liked the philosophical discussion of why we believe in things like Great Global Conspiracies. Belbo actually does this, and after some research concludes that the powertrain is a metaphor for the Tree of life. It was first pendool inand an English translation by William Weaver appeared a year later. Would I recommend it to anyone? Millions of books are added to ec site everyday and when we find one that matches your search, we’ll send you an e-mail.

He also talks about how all these stuff is weirdly interconnected. But while questioning the solidity of such superstitious notions, Eco also questions the stark arrogance that the ‘real world’ professes in its convictions about reality.