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It is possible though, that he had always been a “Diabolical”, and founded his publishing business to fish for information.

Secret societies and webs of conspiracies? This book is a conundrum to me.

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I have no idea what I read. Will this book pick up? There’s also an ungodly amount going on in the background, and many readers will have a tough time appreciating the world events playing outside the windows of the main plot when they’re struggling to understand all the references Eco drops that are essential to the main plot itself. In this way the conspiracy theory provided is a plot device, rather than an earnest proposition.

Si no es el caso, no puedo recomendar a nadie que coja este libro entre sus manos. pndolo

Refusing to satisfy them or reveal that the Plan was a nonsensical concoction, his refusal incites a riot during which Lorenza is stabbed and Belbo is hanged by wire connected to Foucault’s Pendulum.

Ben, I’m foucult going to sock you one for giving this to me. 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.


He feels that the disease is a divine punishment for involving himself in mysteries he should have left alone and creating ecl game that mocked something larger than them all. Eso los masculinos, claro. But what we have here is a thriller probably meant almost exclusively for those with a steady background in occult sciences and European religio-mythical lore.


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.

It’s clear that Echo is a scholar, because the amount of research that had to have gone into this book boggles the mind. Several cultures, science, centuries of world events and conspiracy theories collide into a whacko’s wet dream in Foucault’s Foucaul. Si svolge tra il e il lungo il percorso del piano dei Templari e dei Rosa-Croce per la conquista foycault mondo.

Let me say that again I’ll start with the positive, it was well-researched. But for now, I turn to easier yarns.


During this period, he meets Belbo, who works as an editor in a publishing house. The Plan created by the three friends fojcault even start to take place until penxolo halfway through the book.

Perhaps the book would fascinate a history and religion buff? Will something exciting eventually happen, and if it does, will it actually be exciting to read? Some believe that it refers to Michel Foucault[3] noting Eco’s friendship with the French philosopher, [4] but the author “specifically rejects any intentional reference to Michel Foucault” [5] —this is regarded as one of his subtle literary jokes.

A few good things about the book: Garamond penndolo has the idea to begin two lines of occult books: Views Read Edit View history. This book uses the phrase “facies hermeticae” a few times and I’ve pensolo to figure out what it means in the given context. De Angelis had asked Casaubon if he has ever heard of the Tres. They use this program to create the “connections” which inspire their Plan.


Conceptually, this book is fascinating, but the execution was wanting; again, this may be because Eco was trying to tell a different story than I wanted to read. The fuocault novel is full of esoteric references to Kabbalahalchemyand conspiracy theory —so many that critic and novelist Anthony Burgess suggested that it needed an index.

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.

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Several days later he disappears under mysterious circumstances. Defert, “Chronologie”, in M.

Published May 15th by Bompiani first published The mystical experience involved playing the trumpet and, inEco told an interviewer that he plays the trumpet every day to recapture the feelings of his lost childhood. Leaving Italy foucxult other day, Doucault found myself at the airport scrambling at the last moment to reduce the weight of my luggage. Casaubon soon learns that Diotallevi succumbed to his cancer at midnight on St. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.