Foucault's Pendulum, Umberto Eco

Foucault's Pendulum, Umberto Eco
Foucault's Pendulum, Umberto Eco

genre: #modern classics #mystery #historical
first publication: 1988
my rating: 9/10

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Shh…, don't tell anyone. Incognito ergo sum (does it mean "Moonlight"?:

  • Nascosto fra la gente/Senza un'identità). "Did you know that our universe is the result of an error and that's partly my fault? Sofya was the female part of God because God then was more female than male;"

A genius satire on the genre which hadn't been established yet at the moment of the publication. A mockery of the authors working in such a genre. A mockery of the readers, their ego, and self-assurance.

Conspiracies, cults, mysteries:
Don't forget to include the Dan Brown! Dan Brown? = Epigon - You wrote so many words; one more would be one too many.

Eco doesn't care if you are bored, he doesn't care if you don't understand the meaning behind the text – that's the beauty, beauty in teasing other authors' sophism of feeling pity for the reader.

Savia non fui, avvegna che Sophia
fossi chiamata

Danish but Italian moonlight:
Sappi che non è l’inizio, è la fine
Perché ti sento lontano da me

And don't forget, io vengo dalla luna, the only fixed point in the universe.

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