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El pèndol de Foucault (1988)

de Umberto Eco

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"As brilliant and quirky as THE NAME OF THE ROSE, as mischievous and wide-raning....A virtuoso performance." THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Three clever book editors, inspired by an extraordinary fable they heard years befoe, decide to have a little fun. Randomly feeding esoteric bits of knowledge into an incredible computer capable of inventing connections between all their entires, they think they are creating a long lazy game--until the game starts taking over.... Here is an incredible journey of thought and history, memory and fantasy, a tour de force as enthralling as anything Umberto Eco--or indeed anyone--has ever devised.… (més)
Afegit fa poc perj8, biblioteca privada, Hwangman, JoeB1934, Readermom68, sn_fk_n
  1. 300
    El nom de la rosa de Umberto Eco (hankreardon, Sensei-CRS)
  2. 213
    El Club Dumas de Arturo Pérez-Reverte (P_S_Patrick, stephaniefeldman, Sensei-CRS)
    P_S_Patrick: These books have a fair bit in common. They are both intense and thrilling mysteries, involving the occult, conspiracies, books, murders, and are both set mainly in Europe. What The Club Dumas does, Foucalt's Pendulum does better, but that is just my opinion. I have known people give up on reading Foucalt's Pendulum because of its length, its abundance of complicated detail, and its demands on the readers concentration, but any serious reader who enjoyed the Club Dumas should enjoy this more. Anyone who enjoyed Eco's story, likewise, should enjoy the other book, but don't expect it to be quite as good, though I don't think there is a surplus of work in this genre that can compare, with this being more or less the next best thing that I have read.… (més)
  3. 82
    El cementiri de Praga de Umberto Eco (bookmomo)
    bookmomo: Two brilliant conspiracy stories, with heaps of secrets and scret societies, wicked or plain mad characters. Both well written.
  4. 83
    Quicksilver de Neal Stephenson (ateolf)
  5. 74
    The Illuminatus! Trilogy de Robert Shea (craigim, ateolf)
  6. 42
    The Flanders Panel de Arturo Pérez-Reverte (Patangel)
  7. 32
    Anathem de Neal Stephenson (freddlerabbit)
    freddlerabbit: See the Name of the Rose recommendation above - I find Foucault's even more analogous here because Name of the Rose is a bit more plot-driven than the other two, where Foucault's and Anathem both have as much as 40% pure theory-disguised-as-dialogue.… (més)
  8. 54
    Gravity's Rainbow de Thomas Pynchon (billmcn)
    billmcn: The best paranoid alternate history novel ever written. Also the best novel ever written.
  9. 10
    Aegypt de John Crowley (LamontCranston)
  10. 21
    The Book of God and Physics: A Novel of the Voynich Mystery de Enrique Joven (bertilak)
  11. 11
    Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults, and Cover-ups de Robert Anton Wilson (ehines)
    ehines: A good primer on a lot of the conspiracy theories that drive this book.
  12. 00
    The Damned / Down there de Joris-Karl Huysmans (Torikton)
  13. 00
    Alamut de Vladimir Bartol (ursula)
    ursula: Alamut tells the story of the assassins of the Alamut fortress reference in Foucault's Pendulum. It also has a philosophical bent that will probably appeal.
  14. 11
    Flicker de Theodore Roszak (ari.joki)
    ari.joki: Secret societies, conspiracies, mass media...
  15. 24
    Lemprière's Dictionary de Lawrence Norfolk (P_S_Patrick)
    P_S_Patrick: These two books have a fair bit in common. Both are dense, demanding, historical, and are thick with intrigue, conspiracy, and foul play. Thrilling stuff.
  16. 14
    El Foc de Katherine Neville (PghDragonMan)
    PghDragonMan: Numerology, arcane science, secret societies and foreign languages bind these two works together.
  17. 14
    The Moses Legacy de Adam Palmer (Farringdon, hankreardon)
    Farringdon: Umberto Eco is essentially an up-market Dan Brown
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Overall very good from Eco, though nebulous the setting is clever and a lot of people interested in 'the occult' could do with reading it. ( )
  sn_fk_n | May 15, 2022 |
Sagan segir frá þremur starfsmönnum bókaútgeáfu sem vinna við útgáfu dulspekirita. Sér til skemmtunar búa þeir til samsæriskenningu um öflugt ritúal sem byggir á starfsemi helstu leynifélaga innan dulspekigeirans. Óafvitandi leka þeir samsæriskenningunni til aðila innan þessarra félaga sem er ekki hlátur í huga heldur trúa þeir því að eftirsóknarvert leyndarmál sé hér á ferðinni.
Þetta er upplýsandi frásögn af mörgum af helstu leynifélögum sögunnar og skemmtilega tvinnuð saman. Eco gerir vel í að tengja saman dulhyggju félaganna og lýsir því skemmtilega hvernig dulhyggjan og leyndarmálin rugla reglumenn og magna upp öfgar.
Þetta er þó þunglamaleg saga og nær seint upp dampi. ( )
  SkuliSael | Apr 28, 2022 |
283
  revirier | Dec 13, 2021 |
Sehr verwirrend. Unnötig lang verwirrend. Es hätte ein wenig einfacher auch gereicht.

Das Buch wurde auf irgendeiner Liste empfohlen, sowas wie "100 books you have to read" bla. Bei der nächsten Liste werde ich vorsichtiger sein. ( )
  cwebb | Oct 4, 2021 |
To approach Eco's Foucault's Pendulum you must love to read and, like a lover, you must be patient, aware of nuances of mood and idea, trust sufficiently to enter the dark side, enjoy both play and profundity, and expect to suffer a little.
Following is a taste of what may be the play, or perhaps the dark side: "What happened to me was like what might happen to a pedantic ethnologist who has spent years studying cannibalism. He challenges the smugness of the whites by assuring everybody that actually human flesh is delicious. Then one day a doubter decides to see for himself and performs the experiment — on him. As the ethnologist is devoured piece by piece, he hopes, for he will never know who was right, that at least he is delicious, which will justify the ritual and his death."
  RonWelton | Aug 17, 2021 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 234 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Umberto Eco has launched a novel that is even more intricate and absorbing than his international best seller The Name of the Rose. Unlike its predecessor, Foucault's Pendulum does not restrict its range of interests to monastic, medieval arcana. This time Eco's framework is vast -- capacious enough to embrace reams of ancient, abstruse writings and a host of contemporary references or allusions...
True believers, skeptics, those waffling in between: all are in for a scarifying shock of recognition.
afegit per Shortride | editaTime, Paul Gray (Nov 6, 1989)
 
You may call the book an intellectual triumph, if not a fictional one. No man should know so much. It is the work not of a literary man but of one who accepts the democracy of signs. .... To see what Mr. Eco is really getting at, the reader of his fiction or pseudofiction should consult his scholarly works, where observation and interpretation are not disguised as entertainment. I don't think ''Foucault's Pendulum'' is entertainment any more than was ''The Name of the Rose.'' It will appeal to readers who have a puritanical tinge - those who think they are vaguely sinning if they are having a good time with a book. To be informed, however, is holy.
 
I doubt if we will see a more exhilarating novel published this year, and you don't have to take a reviewer's word for it: can 600,000 Italians be wrong?
afegit per qball56k | editaThe Guardian, Jonathan Coe (Oct 12, 1989)
 
U ovom delu Eko se lucidno podsmehnuo svim teorijama zavere od srednjeg veka do danas. Posle čitanja ovog romana sigurno je da će mnogi čitaoci pohrliti da obogate svoja saznanja o alhemiji, kabali i srednjovekovnim tajnim društvima. U ovom romanu Eko se lucidno podsmehnuo svim teorijama zavere od srednjeg veka do danas.
afegit per Sensei-CRS | editaknjigainfo.com
 
U ovom delu Eko se lucidno podsmehnuo svim teorijama zavere od srednjeg veka do danas. Posle čitanja ovog romana sigurno je da će mnogi čitaoci pohrliti da obogate svoja saznanja o alhemiji, kabali i srednjovekovnim tajnim društvima. U ovom romanu Eko se lucidno podsmehnuo svim teorijama zavere od srednjeg veka do danas.
afegit per Sensei-CRS | editaknjigainfo.com
 

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Eco, Umbertoautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Alexanderson, EvaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Boeke, YondTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kroeber, BurkhartTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Vicens, AntoniTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Only for you, children of doctrine and learning, have we written this work. Examine this book, ponder the meaning we have dispersed in various places and gathered again; what we have concealed in one place we have disclosed in another, that it may be understood by your wisdom.

  —Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, De occulta philosophia, 3, 65
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It was becoming harder for me to keep apart the world of magic and what today we call the world of facts. Men I had studied in school as bearers of mathematical and physical enlightenment now turned up amid the murk of superstition, for I discovered they had worked with one foot in cabala and the other in the laboratory.
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ISBN 9781593972165 is an abridged audiobook edition of Foucault's Pendulum narrated by Tim Curry. It is 6 hours and 38 minutes long which is approximately only 1/3rd of the original work. This edition should not be combined with unabridged editions of Foucault's Pendulum. Thank you.
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"As brilliant and quirky as THE NAME OF THE ROSE, as mischievous and wide-raning....A virtuoso performance." THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Three clever book editors, inspired by an extraordinary fable they heard years befoe, decide to have a little fun. Randomly feeding esoteric bits of knowledge into an incredible computer capable of inventing connections between all their entires, they think they are creating a long lazy game--until the game starts taking over.... Here is an incredible journey of thought and history, memory and fantasy, a tour de force as enthralling as anything Umberto Eco--or indeed anyone--has ever devised.

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