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I found I was losing the will to live as the grand plan became ever more complex. Some believe that it refers to Michel Foucault[3] noting Eco’s friendship with the French philosopher, [4] but the author “specifically focuault any intentional reference to Michel Foucault” [5] —this is regarded as one of his subtle literary jokes.

On the down side, it mostly relates to wco Knights Templar and other fringe groups like the Cathars so I probably could’ve lived completely functionally in ignorance. It’s an incredibly busy book, but a must-read for conspiracy junkies.

I spent a lot of time googling things I’d never heard of perhaps I’m just not knowledgeable enough for this one Because with a veritable bibliography of sources dropped into the dialogue and th Several cultures, science, centuries of world events and conspiracy theories collide into a whacko’s wet dream in Foucault’s Pendulum.

At the appointed hour, a group of people gather around the pendulum for an arcane ritual. I have to admit that this made me sick from the start. Are you a frequent reader or book collector? It is unclear by this point how reliable a narrator Casaubon has been, and to what extent he has been inventing, or deceived by, conspiracy theories. He frames Belbo as a terrorist suspect in order to force him to pendoll to Paris. At the meeting Belbo was reminded of the Colonel’s conspiracy theory by the words of a young woman who was apparently in a trance.


Ultimately, these cells will reunite to rediscover the Grail’s location and achieve world domination. Millions of books are added to our site everyday and when we find one that matches your search, we’ll send you an e-mail.

Yes, I would have to say foucaulg right. A lot of fun until it crawled up its own ass.

Foucault’s Pendulum – Wikipedia

I made it halfway through this book before finally putting it down. Refresh and try again. He realizes that much of Belbo’s behavior and possibly his creation of the Plan and even his death was inspired by Belbo’s desire to recapture that lost meaning.

Additionally, Umberto Eco is contemptous of conspiracy theorists.

Il Pendolo Di Foucault – Umberto Eco

However, I read it until the last pages. The three editors start to develop their own conspiracy theory, “The Plan”, as part satire and part intellectual game. His narratives abandon his strict realism and become increasingly inclined towards the supernatural as the novel progresses. This attitude of constant subconscious self-abasement fits in with fouccault overall irony focused on in the ecp, considering that Belbo is eventually consumed by re creation of the Plan; one excerpt meant for the unattainable Lorenza reads, “I could not possess you, but I can blow up history.

Have they stumbled onto great truth? Il pendolo di Foucault by Umberto Eco.

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Progetto grafico di Carla Moroni. I have no idea evo I read. Published May 15th by Bompiani first published But it does so in constant overtures so heavily laden with obscure academic-ish references it was practically impossible to get my head around it to hear the ‘thrill’ part. My enjoyment, or lack thereof, was tempered by the fact that I was apparently trying to read one story, but the author was trying to tell a different one. A few good things about the book: It does show how conspiracy theorists can make any idea self-prophecisizing sp?


That said, I did learn a fair bit, now I look back.

It’s supposed to be, I think, but the tension is lost in the morass of dialogue and background. I think I’m being generous giving this book 2 stars. Si svolge tra il e il lungo il percorso del piano dei Templari e dei Rosa-Croce per la conquista del mondo. It just isn’t one I would describe as an enjoyable read. Around page I began skimming entire passages filled with names and dates which, from my layperson’s perspective, could have been entirely random or made up.

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.

The problem is that Umberto Eco prefers to give history lectures instead of advancing the plot. Casaubon learns that as well as the respectable Garamond publishing house, Mr.

While I found the information within the text to be interesting and entertaining, I felt much of the ‘story’ was lost in the use of ten-cent words to describe penny thoughts. Diotallevi quips “Facies hermetica”, dl from then on it’s an in-joke.

Si no pendoko el caso, no puedo recomendar a nadie que coja este libro entre sus manos. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Quaderni di studi semiotici The Name of the Rose film. As with all prescribed texts, I can’t deny that I learned penddolo lot. Cambridge University Press, When Diotallevi is diagnosed with cancer, he attributes this to his participation in The Plan. The characters are cynical or credulous?