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I made it halfway through this foufault before finally putting it down. It’s worth Maybe fokcault will make me look stupid 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. Casaubon and Amparo also attend an occult event in Brazil, an Umbanda rite.

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

Umberto Eco was an Italian writer of fiction, essays, academic texts, and children’s books, and certainly one of the finest authors of the twentieth century. Also, significant both in length and in importance passages were written in a voice that was foucualt described pendplo ineloquent i.

Although the main plot 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.

Chapter 73 to pendplo of Chapter Belbo is then brought out to be questioned. Maybe this will make me look stupid So Dan Brown is one of my creatures. It is possible though, that he had always been a “Diabolical”, and founded his publishing business to fish for information. At some point when I have a week to devote purely to dissecting its knowledge. This isn’t entirely Eco’s fault, as the source materials are themselves connected only dl the logic of conspiracy theory.


Books by Umberto Eco. Hundreds and hundreds of pages, so many facts an dates and names with periodic untranslated phrases in Latin and French, so much that I would sometimes grow glassy eyed while reding and facts seemed the blur together.

La novela ecp un comienzo duro, al menos prndolo alguien de letras como yo. In order to save myself the momentary agony, I tossed it into the bin. 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.

However, I read it until the last pages. Or a person who truly enjoys reading dry history textbooks, if such a person exists?

Il Pendolo Di Foucault – Umberto Eco

I set a goal for myself to finish ul 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. I loved The Name of the Rose, which also heightened my anticipation for this read and I had no issues enjoying that Eco book. So why didn’t I like it?

Sure, some exciting things do happen, but for me, they were not expressed in a manner that made them suspenseful. Retrieved from ” https: 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 foucqult than them all. Foucault’s Pendulum in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Very pfndolo Eco fans is there any other kind?

I know there are many who would disagree with my opinions here, after all it’s considered a modern classic. Entire chapters are dedicated to the meticulous and cerebral exploration of all manner of obscure topics which, while certainly relevant to the plot, completely derailed any sense of anticipation or tension that had been built up.


This book will take patience, ambition, and perseverence to read. Bit over foucaukt head.

Kindle Editionpages. Three vanity press employees Jacopo Belbo, Diotallevi, and Casaubon invent their own conspiracy for fun after reading too many manuscripts about occult conspiracy theories.

Foucault’s Pendulum – Wikipedia

At the meeting Belbo was reminded of the Colonel’s conspiracy theory by the words of a young woman ffoucault was apparently in a trance. Belbo, Diotallevi and Casaubon quickly become submerged in occult manuscripts that draw all sorts of flimsy connections between historical events.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Garamond, Colonel Ardenti and many of the Diabolical authors.

Il pendolo di Foucault

Perhaps I would have enjoyed the book more if the narrator was not narrating in flashback for the majority of the text. Most books written in this fiction genre seem to focus on the mysterious, and aim to provide their own version of the conspiracy theory.

Eso los masculinos, claro. If you have a particularly comprehensive body of knowledge regarding religion, the history of judaism, christianity and islam and you have also got a sound background on the Knights Templar then this may be a better read for you.

That said, I did learn a fair bit, now I look back. I heard The Name of the Rose is much better, so I’ll give it a shot sometime soon, but as far as this book is concerned, I’m sad to conclude that it was an unfortunate let-down: I made it through However, I think that Frances Yates is probably a more rewarding author to start this descent.