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Foucault's Pendulum af Umberto Eco
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Foucault's Pendulum (original 1988; udgave 2007)

af Umberto Eco (Forfatter)

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Titel:Foucault's Pendulum
Forfattere:Umberto Eco (Forfatter)
Info:Mariner Books (2007), Edition: First, 642 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:****
Nøgleord:Ingen

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Foucaults pendul af Umberto Eco (1988)

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  1. 290
    Rosens navn : roman af Umberto Eco (hankreardon, Sensei-CRS)
  2. 203
    Dumas-Klubben eller I Richelieus skygge af 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.… (mere)
  3. 82
    Kirkegården i Prag af 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 af Neal Stephenson (ateolf)
  5. 74
    The Illuminatus! Trilogy af Robert Shea (craigim, ateolf)
  6. 42
    Det flamske maleri af Arturo Pérez-Reverte (Patangel)
  7. 32
    Anathem af 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.… (mere)
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    Gravity's Rainbow af Thomas Pynchon (billmcn)
    billmcn: The best paranoid alternate history novel ever written. Also the best novel ever written.
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    The Book of God and Physics: A Novel of the Voynich Mystery af Enrique Joven (bertilak)
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    Aegypt af John Crowley (LamontCranston)
  11. 11
    Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults, and Cover-ups af 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 af Joris-Karl Huysmans (Torikton)
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    Alamut af 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 af Theodore Roszak (ari.joki)
    ari.joki: Secret societies, conspiracies, mass media...
  15. 24
    Lemprières ordbog af 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
    Den sorte dronning af Katherine Neville (PghDragonMan)
    PghDragonMan: Numerology, arcane science, secret societies and foreign languages bind these two works together.
  17. 14
    The Moses Legacy af Adam Palmer (Farringdon, hankreardon)
    Farringdon: Umberto Eco is essentially an up-market Dan Brown
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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 |
Libro de libros con un personaje de los que uno no se olvida: Jacopo Belbo
Un poco erudito, a veces es difícil seguir la trama, y valioso también por la crítica anticipada a la riada de libros posterior que surgió a partir del Código da Vinci. ( )
  Orellana_Souto | Jul 27, 2021 |
Simply one of the best books ever for any logophile. Dan Brown, eat your heart out. ( )
  Charon07 | Jul 16, 2021 |
imaginary conspiracy turns out to be real
  ritaer | Jun 6, 2021 |
It's a little hard to take a book seriously when in the first couple chapters it describes a word processor thusly:

"The screen is a galaxy of thousands and thousands of asteroids, all in a row, white or green, and you have created them yourself. Fiat Lux, Big Bang, seven days, seven minutes, seven seconds, and a universe is born before your eyes, a universe in constant flux, where sharp lines in space and time do not exist. No numerus Clausius here, no constraining law of thermodynamics. The letters bubble indolently to the surface, they emerge from nothingness and obediently return to nothingness, dissolving like ectoplasm. It's an underwater symphony of soft linkings and unlinkings, a gelatinous dace of self-devouring moons, like the big fish in the Yellow Submarine. At a touch of your fingertip the irreprable slides backward toward a hungry word and disappears into its maw with a slurrrp, the darkness. If you don't stop, the word swallows itself as well, fattening on its own absence like a Cheshire-cat black hole."

If you'd like to read that sort of vivid, nearly-purple, prose describing a plot that wouldn't be out of place in a Dan Brown novel, this is the book for you. Overall I found this book slow and strange, with a lot of build up for very little pay off.

However, more than any other fiction I've read in my adult life, this book stretched my vocabulary. Here's a list of the words I learned from this book along with their definitions:

adynata - Hyperbole taken to such extreme lengths as to insinuate a complete impossibility.
agathodemons - From Greek, "Noble spirit", a guardian ghost.
arterioschlerotic - Related to hardening of the arteries, which is the leading cause of heart attack and stroke.
arthrosis - A joint, or joint disease.
askesis - Self-discipline or self-control, as in an Ascetic.
athanor - A self-feeding digesting furnace used by alchemists that maintained a uniform and durable heat.
auscultation - Listening to the internal sounds of the body, usually using a stethoscope.
batida - A Brazilian smoothie, most commonly made with passion fruit, cashew juice, and coconut milk.
bombardon - An archaic instrument like a bass tuba.
brilliantine - A hair grooming product intended to soften and gloss men's hair.
camauro - The style of small round cap worn by the Pope; his hat specifically.
chthonic - Referring to the Greek deities that lived in the earth (as opposed to "Olympian").
ci-devant - A term with a negative connotation for dispossessed nobles who refuse to recognize the change, specifically in Post-Revolutionary France.
consistory - From Latin "consistorium", “assembly place”, a gathering of ecclesiastical persons for the purpose of administering justice or transacting business.
contretemps - French for "setback".
corbeil - A stone carving of a basket of fruit or flowers as a feature on a building.
cromlech - A group of prehistoric standing stones arranged in a circle, or a stone burial chamber.
decans - In astrology the decans are 36 segments of the ecliptic that consist of 10 degrees each, dividing each of the twelve signs of the zodiac into thirds.
equitation - Equitation is the art or practice of horse riding. Specifically, equitation may refer to a rider's position while mounted.
extrasystoles - A premature heart contraction independent of the normal rhythm.
ex-voto - A votive offering to a saint or to a divinity given in fulfillment of a vow (hence the Latin term, short for ex voto suscepto, "from the vow made."
fauteuil - A style of open-arm chair with a primarily exposed wooden frame from early 17th century France.
gematria - Gematria is the calculation of the numerical equivalence of letters, words, or phrases; assimilated from Assyro-Babylonian-Greek into Jewish culture.
goety - Witchcraft, demonic magic, or necromancy.
hawser A nautical term for a thick cable or rope used in mooring or towing a ship.
hepatoscopy - Examination of the liver of sacrificial animals for signs or portents.
Hesychast - A follower of a specific Eastern Orthodox Christian sect of mystics who believed that they could potentially see divine light.
hieratic - Of or associated with sacred persons or offices. The term for the priestly Egyptian cursive script.
hylic - Of or relating to matter, opposite of "psychic". In the gnostic belief system, hylics, also called somatics (from Greek σώμα (sōma) "body"), were the lowest order of the three types of human. The other two were the psychics and the pneumatics (from Gk πνεύμα (pneuma) "spirit, breath"). So humanity comprised matter-bound beings, matter-dwelling spirits and the matter-free or immaterial souls.
infulas - A fillet of white wool, worn on the head by ancient Roman priests; A head covering worn by early Christian priests.
irredentism - From Italian for "unredeemed", any political or popular movement intended to reclaim and reoccupy a "lost"; territorial claims are justified on the basis of real or imagined national and historic (an area formerly part of that state) or ethnic (an area inhabited by that nation or ethnic group) affiliations.
isomorph - An organism that does not change in shape during growth.
ithyphallic - Of or pertaining to the erect phallus that was carried in bacchic processions.
justitia aequatrix - Latin phrase meaning, "Justice evens out the odds" (Literally "Justice balances those things").
landgrave - A noble title created by Kings in Germany and Scndanavia in the 12th Century to undermine Duchal power, a "provincial count" with rank and authority (though not holdings) equal to a Duchy.
lubricious - Wanton and lecherous.
ludibrium - From Latin, denotes an object of fun and derision, or a capricious game.
lusus - Lusus is the supposed son or companion of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and divine madness. Sometimes used to mean a freak or monster.
menhir - A standing stone or lith.
Metempsychosis - A philosophical term in the Greek language referring to transmigration of the soul, especially its reincarnation after death.
mythomane - A person with a strong or irresistible propensity for fantasizing, lying, or exaggerating.
navigli - Navigable interconnected canals around Milan, Italy.
numinous - Holy, indicating the presence of God.
Omphalos - Derived from the Greek word for "navel", a religious stone artifact representing the foundations of the earth.
onomastic - Of or belonging to the origin, history, and use of proper names.
orgone A pseudoscientific and spiritual concept described as an esoteric energy or hypothetical universal life force.
pantagruelian - Relating to the character Pantagruel, title character of a 1532 novel, the huge son of Gargantua, represented as dealing with serious matters in a spirit of broad and somewhat cynical good humor.
pirogue - A small flatwater boat.
plilately - The study of stamps.
rachitic - Inflammation of the spine .
scrofula - A form of tuberculosis in the lymph nodes of the neck.
shekhinah - he English transliteration of a Hebrew word meaning "dwelling" or "settling", which denotes the dwelling of the divine presence of God.
simoom - A strong, dry, dust-laden local wind that blows in the Sahara.
simsum - From Hebrew "contraction/constriction/condensation", the idea that God had to contract his infinite self to allow for finite creation.
soutane - Cassock, an ankle-length Clerical garment.
spagyric - An Alchemical extract, from Greek "spao", meaning "I collect" and "ageiro", "I extract."
synarchy - Greek "Joint rule" or "harmonious rule", the term is used to denote rule by a secret elite.
telluric - From Latin "Tellus", meaning "earth". A telluric current is an electric current that moves underground.
thurible - A metal censer suspended from chains, in which incense is burned during worship services.
unheimlich - Something that is strangely familiar, uncanny rather than just strange.
zeugma - From Greek, , literally "a yoking together", a grammatical phenomenon in which a single word is used with two other parts of a sentence but must be understood differently in relation to each. For example, "Give neither counsel nor salt till you are asked for it." ( )
  wishanem | May 27, 2021 |
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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.
tilføjet af Shortride | RedigerTime, 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.
tilføjet af Aerrin99 | RedigerNew York Times, Anthony Burgess (Oct 15, 1989)
 
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?
tilføjet af qball56k | RedigerThe 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.
tilføjet af Sensei-CRS | Redigerknjigainfo.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.
tilføjet af Sensei-CRS | Redigerknjigainfo.com
 

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