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Casaubon learns that as well as the respectable Garamond publishing house, Mr. I made the mistake early on of trying to read the information deeply and try to tease out a direction in it. 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. Books by Umberto Eco. Three vanity press employees Jacopo Belbo, Diotallevi, and Casaubon invent their own conspiracy for fun after reading too many manuscripts about occult conspiracy theories.

View all 13 comments. Trilogy was written 13 years before Foucault’s Pendulum. However, I read it until the last pages. I would liken this to many of my reading experiences at school and uni: J Yes, it’s difficult unless you are a human encyclopedia like the writer. Stars are assigned as follows:. They even begin to think that there might really be a secret conspiracy after all.

I don’t want to read things that are badly written. Belbo’s writings are a recurrent theme throughout the book. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Diotallevi quips “Facies hermetica”, and from then on it’s an in-joke. Preview — Il pendolo di Foucault by Umberto Eco. Perhaps the book would fascinate a history and religion buff? So why didn’t I like it? Or a person who truly enjoys reading dry hist Foucault’s Pendulum feels like My patience wore thinner and thinner as Eco name-checked his way across all of European history and added absolutely nothing to the story.


Also, significant both in length and in importance passages were written in a voice that was repeatedly described as ineloquent i. 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 East. I think I did not read it, until when I am fully acquainted with the controversy associated with the Templar that I can able to provide good judgement with this book.

Il Pendolo Di Foucault – Umberto Eco

However, it didn’t quite work for me. It is possible though, that he had always been a “Diabolical”, and founded his publishing ;endolo to fish for information. Sure, Eco’s book has more penddolo occult arcana and esoterica, but the story, I think, is shit. Their list includes historic organizations such as the TemplarsRosicruciansPaulicians and Synarchistsbut they also invent a fictional secret society called the Tres Templi Resurgentes Equites SynarchiciLatin for “the Risen again Synarchic Knights of the Temple”.

Il pendolo di Foucault : Umberto Eco :

They are to meet periodically at different locations to share sections of the Plan, gradually reconstructing the original. On his return to Milan, Casaubon begins working as a freelance researcher.

Pendollo, I think that Frances Yates is probably a more rewarding author to start this descent. While the Plan is far-fetched, the editors become increasingly involved in their game.

foucau,t I don’t know why I read this. As with all prescribed texts, I can’t deny that I learned a lot. The satirical novel is full of esoteric references to Kabbalahalchemyand conspiracy theory —so many that critic and novelist Anthony Burgess suggested that it needed an index.

Um mau momento talvez? The characters can be so waifish in their design, or so helpless before the plot that they’re difficult to sympathize with, and are too often treated as morose vehicles for discovery, rather than developing organically.

Casaubon receives a call for help; he goes to Belbo’s apartment, and reads all the documents that Belbo stored in pendloo computer, then decides to pdndolo Belbo to Paris himself.


Refresh and try again. I don’t really want to find out, I was just curious as to whether it was a more erudite foycault of the same story! When you place your order through Biblio, the seller will ship it directly to you. Ex-library with the usual stamps. It’s obvious from the story. Then it stops being interesting, and finally ends.

In order to save myself the momentary agony, I tossed it into the bin. In fact, the novel may be viewed as a critique, spoof, or deconstruction of the grand overarching conspiracies often found in postmodern literature. Best of all, it’s free.

The novel ends with Casaubon meditating on the events of the book, apparently resigned to the possibly delusional idea that the Tres will capture him soon. Si svolge dal al in un paesino tra Langhe e Monferrato.

Ok, they fail to entertain me. 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.

Conceptually, the ideas about inventing a story, mixing truth with falsehood, and the absence of secret as the most fascinating secret are, I think, VERY interesting, but I think the book could have articulated them just as well in half the pages. Dan Brown at least knew how to tell a story – I really couldn’t put the book down the whole time. Garamond, whose primary business is selling dreams through his vanity press outletcomes to believe the fantasy world his authors weave.

I also completely acknowledge that this is no doubt a well crafted book. Casaubon and Amparo also attend an occult event in Brazil, an Umbanda rite.

I think cut in half, half would do it.