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9788845204081 – Pendolo Di Foucault by Umberto Eco

Trilogy was written 13 years before Foucault’s Pendulum. Have they stumbled onto great truth? Ben, I’m so going to sock you one for giving this to me. Quotes from Il pendolo di Fou 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. The only thing I had remotely dispensable was this incredibly worn as in, foucaullt were falling out copy of Eco’s book I’d been struggling through the last month and a half.

Italian correct First Edition of Foucault’s Pendulum. Some about the plot, but many more about the entire exercise of reading the book. Let me say that again 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 crucial instruments involved in their plan are a special map and the Foucault pendulumwhich is used to show the location of the focal point of the world’s currents. Progetto grafico di Carla Moroni. This article’s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Il pendolo di Foucault by Umberto Eco. Most books written in this fiction genre seem to focus on the mysterious, and aim to provide their own version of the conspiracy theory.

I really wanted to like this book, but it really needed an editor with a thick red pen. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Is their invention truer than they knew? Finishing it was a huge triumph, not because I particularly enjoyed the experience, but because I was relieved of it. I’ve previously read two goucault Eco’s books, his superb The Name of the Rose and the nearly equally fantastic The Island of the Day Before so I honestly didn’t think that Foucault’s Pendulum would be as much of a headache pencolo wade through as it was, but whether because I just picked it up at the wrong time or simply don’t know enough about the subject matter, I submit that the book has me beat The main plot, about Casaubon and Belbo, foucailt 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.


Foucault’s Pendulum feels like The author lays fourth, for hundreds of pages, the confused world of the Western Hermetic tradition. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. I would liken it to finishing a horrific marathon that almost broke me: Casaubon hides in the museum, where he was when the novel opened.

The three editors start to develop their own conspiracy theory, “The Plan”, as part satire and part intellectual game. Pendolo Di Foucault Eco, Umberto. By the time the danger starts to really show itself and actual action becomes mixed in, it’s almost too little too late. Starting from Ardenti’s “secret manuscript”, they develop an intricate web of mystical connections.

Diotallevi quips “Facies hermetica”, and from then on it’s an in-joke. 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. I, too, like the Diabolicals, wanted the grand revelation, only to be let down thoroughly at the end the difference between the reader and the Diabolicals is that the former stops searching while the latter don’t.


While the Plan is far-fetched, the editors become increasingly involved in their game. I was obliged to read it because everybody was asking me about it. I found I was losing the will to live as the grand plan became ever more complex. So much of it is very dry, and considering the “history” given is voucault conspiracy buffs, innaccurate. 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.


This book is a conundrum to me. While Belbo seeks inner peace, Casaubon’s quest is of knowledge.

It was a frustrating read as I felt there was a good ppendolo for a book lurking underneath the avalanche of conspiracy theory dialogue. This was almost almost there – it certainly has codes and clues, but it completely lacked the pace and suspense I’d been hoping for. Pleased with the results of the random text program, the three continue resorting to Abulafia whenever they reach a dead-end with their game.

FP Chapters 28 – I thought to because there are lots of French phrases.

It does show how conspiracy theorists can make any idea self-prophecisizing sp? Sign up to receive offers and updates: Also, significant both in length and in importance passages were written in a voice that was repeatedly described as foucautl i. Published May 15th by Bompiani first published They use this program to create the “connections” which inspire their Plan.

My response to this is “Mr. Will all the time spent pouring through the religious and historical references pay off? foucaullt

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

I know of at least one friend who loves this book and I can see why people like it. As the story reached its climax, I found a flicker of interest, if only to see how you bring 7 This book starts so well. Ardenti’s disappearance, and his foucalut “coded manuscript”, seem to have no other explanation.