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    (PDF FREE) [La caverna de las ideas] by José Carlos Somoza José Carlos Somoza Ì 9 review Summary La caverna de las ideas Wildly original Bizarre but hypnotic and enthralling on every page There are two plotlines one the Straightforward story of murder in ancient Athens right after the Peloponnesian War in an ancient Greek manuscript by an anonymous author COUPLED WITH periodic footnotes by never named Translator with his comments feelings and reactions He feels

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    Read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ì José Carlos Somoza José Carlos Somoza Ì 9 review (PDF FREE) [La caverna de las ideas] by José Carlos Somoza This is one of the strangest books I’ve read I thought it was just going to be a mystery set in Ancient Greece but then it turned out that the book is full of translator’s notes that are actually part of the story That immediate

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    (PDF FREE) [La caverna de las ideas] by José Carlos Somoza Summary La caverna de las ideas We live in a strange world Heracles A world where nothing can be entirely rationalised or understood A world that doesn't always behave according to the laws of logic but to those of literature pp 199 200Wow That was really something else I am an ardent fan of Jose Carlos Somoza's work and I absolutely loved some of his novels such as Zig Zag and The Art of Murder In The Athenian Murders the author delves into an uncha

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    José Carlos Somoza Ì 9 review (PDF FREE) [La caverna de las ideas] by José Carlos Somoza I was handed this book by a friend and started reading it without knowing anything about it not even having read the backcover I love it when that happens because everything is a surprise and there can be no prejudice at allSo I star

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    (PDF FREE) [La caverna de las ideas] by José Carlos Somoza Read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ì José Carlos Somoza In a blurb on the back cover a reviewer compares this book to Pale Fire and The Name of the Rose I would agree with that b

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    (PDF FREE) [La caverna de las ideas] by José Carlos Somoza Read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ì José Carlos Somoza José Carlos Somoza Ì 9 review A very clever book Set in Plato’s Athens the story begins with a well born youth found dead devoured by wolves near a forest Diagoras a tutor at the Academy acuired the services of Heracles Pontor “The Decipherer of Enigmas” to discover the truth behind his pupil’s death Heracles prompted by his own curiosity agreed to solve the enigma of the youth’s death Despite their complete contrast one philosopher and the other a

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    (PDF FREE) [La caverna de las ideas] by José Carlos Somoza José Carlos Somoza Ì 9 review Summary La caverna de las ideas Like The Club Dumas this book is not what it appears to be To say would spoil one of the most ingenious literary constructs I've had the pleasure of reading suffice it to say that it's one of those books that you immediately want to start again when you get to the astonishing ending just to see if the author cheated at any point Whi

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    José Carlos Somoza Ì 9 review (PDF FREE) [La caverna de las ideas] by José Carlos Somoza It's a story within a story within another story It's an eidetic novel It's a philosophical progression It's a self reflexive text It's a uest for truth It's a mystery in many senses of the word It's The Sixth Sense but rendered in

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    Read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ì José Carlos Somoza (PDF FREE) [La caverna de las ideas] by José Carlos Somoza José Carlos Somoza Ì 9 review Mildly interesting effort to weave a debate about Dionysian mania vs Platonic forms into a 'postmodern' mystery novel set in Athens after the Peloponnesian War Involves a translation theme

  10. says: Summary La caverna de las ideas José Carlos Somoza Ì 9 review (PDF FREE) [La caverna de las ideas] by José Carlos Somoza

    (PDF FREE) [La caverna de las ideas] by José Carlos Somoza Set in ancient Greece in the time of Plato’s Academy this postmodern heavily footnoted murder mystery was ostensibly a scholar’s translation of a Greek text also called The Athenian Murders written by an anonymous author just after the P

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Summary La caverna de las ideas

review La caverna de las ideas ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Wasn't an accident his teacher asks Herakles the Decipherer of Enigmas to investigate. In a blurb on the back cover a reviewer compares this book to Pale Fire and The Name of the Rose I would agree with that but with the ualification that Somoza s book is a lot less demanding of the reader s work Moreover I d add another couple of titles that came to mind while reading this If on a Winter s Night a Traveller and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter A Novel perhaps also The Mezzanine and Mulligan Stew A Novel Readers who liked these metafictional works will likely enjoy Somoza s novel as wellSomoza s narrative is supposed to be a modern translation of an ancient Greek murder mystery although some will argue that Oedipus Rex was the first detective story but let s allow the author some latitude and stylistically it is a fairly good pastiche of modern translations of classical Greek literature even though at one point one of the characters uses the word umpteenth which for me broke the illusion for a momentI thought the first half of the book was really entertaining my attention began to wander in the second half of it Perhaps because as I mentioned it does not reuire as much work from the reader as Pale Fire The problem I think is that after a few chapters you get accustomed to the metafictional device Somoza deploys in this book at that point a lot of the tension goes out of the narrative It is worth finishing however not only to learn whodunit but also to see how events play out on the metafictional level of the text

Read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ì José Carlos SomozaLa caverna de las ideas

review La caverna de las ideas ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub In classical Athens one of the pupils of Plato's Academy is found dead Suspecting this. Wildly original Bizarre but hypnotic and enthralling on every page There are two plotlines one the Straightforward story of murder in ancient Athens right after the Peloponnesian War in an ancient Greek manuscript by an anonymous author COUPLED WITH periodic footnotes by never named Translator with his comments feelings and reactions He feels the strange metaphors and similes in each chapter point to SOMETHING hidden in text Somoza uses a device he calls eidetic imagery repetition of metaphors or words which calls up images independent of the original text but giving extra layers of meaning Each chapter presents one of the Twelve Labors of Hercules not necessarily in orderThe Decipherer of Enigmas Heracles Pontor note the similarity of name to a modern day fictional detective physical description is similar too and Diagoras a philosophy teacher from Plato s Academy investigate murders The first victim a student from the Academy is supposedly killed by wolves while out hunting and his heart torn from his body In some sense the novel is also philosophical Heracles represents REASON and Diagoras the IDEAThe Translator becomes obsessed with finding a key secret message and finally enters the story physically the two plotlines converge Now the book takes a frightening turn two classmates of the first victim are murdered or in one case is it suicide as well as a slave Our intrepid duo sets out to solve all four murders There is violence and a final confrontation The novel s a balance between Reason and the Platonic Idea Plato s Theory of Forms There s some of the cave allegory cf second paragraphCharacterization wasn t as important as the whodunit and the philosophy I liked the way the book was set up the footnotes led me by the hand and the symposium in Chapter 7 was most informative Sometimes I thought Somoza had boxed himself in but manages to escape with ingenious twists The Spanish title La caverna de las ideas I felt expressed better the content than the bland The Athenian Murders I recommend this book highly but don t read it at night

José Carlos Somoza Ì 9 review

review La caverna de las ideas ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub A second plot unfolds in parallel through the footnotes of the translator of the text. Mildly interesting effort to weave a debate about Dionysian mania vs Platonic forms into a postmodern mystery novel set in Athens after the Peloponnesian War Involves a translation theme

  • Paperback
  • 314
  • La caverna de las ideas
  • José Carlos Somoza
  • English
  • 27 April 2020
  • 9780349116181