La Caverna De Las Ideas/ The Cave of Ideas by Jose Carlos Somoza, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. La caverna de las ideas ist bislang das einzige Buch, das ich von Somoza I would agree with that, but with the qualification that Somoza’s book is a lot less. The Athenian Murders is an historical mystery novel written by Spanish author José Carlos Somoza. Originally published in Spain under the title La caverna de las ideas (The Cave of Ideas) in , it was translated into English in by Sonia Soto. The Athenian Murders is Somoza’s first novel to be published in English.

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Mar 26, Eva Grace rated it liked it. I was a fool to believe that after solving one ideeas the rest will follow.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Cover photo 3 19 Jun 11, And, slowly, the ingeniousness of the book hit me.

The Athenian Murders by José Carlos Somoza

It’s a mystery, in many senses of the word. Published December 5th by Abacus UK first published It’s pure poetry in parts. Mais que dire de la conclusion du traducteur? What a wonderful chance encounter it became. The text is riddled with eidetic references: I was a little disapponted to find, after some googling, that eidesis is not a real literary device, it was just made up by the author for this book.


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Retrieved from ” https: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Iedas. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in psychiatry, but he gave up medicine in order to be a full-time writer in Crantor, an errant philosopher and friend of Heracles, revealed a god-like being, the Translator.

About the only thing I would note is that I read this in an English translation, which, for a book with a major plotline about translation, added a whole extra layer of appreciation to the story So there you have it, five out of five, let me rant in Greek about the annoying translator now.

Fortunately the husband decided to drop into the local Oxfam shop to get me something he hoped would dull my separation anxiety. In somozza story of crime solving, the narrative role of the translator was given utmost importance. As they begin to dig, more corpses turn up in ancient Athens. I’m trying hard not to write spoilers, so I’m just going to say that it has been a very long time since I read anything with that many levels, that many ideas and that much inspiration.

I’m quite disappointed that eidesis is not a real literary technique, but I’d probably get obsessed, just like the translator, if it was real. Want to Read saving…. Bizarre but hypnotic and enthralling csverna every page! I felt almost like the translator, like I was being called out: Perhaps because, as I mentioned, it does not require as much work from the reader as Pale Fire.


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And that wouldn’t even suffice to completely describe it. As the translator works on the novel, he concludes that the eidetic secret concealed within the novel is The Twelve Labors of Heraclesone labor ieeas each of the twelve chapters of the novel.

This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It is OK and a little bit more. As a philosophy student I was interested enough in the ideas behind it but I seem to remember being left thinking “Hmmm there’s something not quite there” as opposed to a perhaps more positive response of “Ohhh you clever little devil. And I really wish I could read the Spanish original, because I’m really curious exactly how laa and flowery the language there was.

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La Caverna De Las Ideas/ The Cave of Ideas

Showing of 1 reviews. In classical Athens, one of the pupils of Plato’s Academy is found dead. The novel extensively references Platonic idealismthe philosophical concept that postulates the independent existence of Ideas. Views Read Edit View history. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

The que This book was a surprise to me. He points out that the texts hides a more complex message in the form of repetitive images called eidesis. Moreover, I’d add another couple of titles that came to mind while reading this: