Foucault's Pendulum

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989 - Fiction - 641 pages
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"As brilliant and quirky as THE NAME OF THE ROSE, as mischievous and wide-raning....A virtuoso performance."
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Three clever book editors, inspired by an extraordinary fable they heard years befoe, decide to have a little fun. Randomly feeding esoteric bits of knowledge into an incredible computer capable of inventing connections between all their entires, they think they are creating a long lazy game--until the game starts taking over....
Here is an incredible journey of thought and history, memory and fantasy, a tour de force as enthralling as anything Umberto Eco--or indeed anyone--has ever devised.

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The only reason this dropped to 4 stars is because the first 140 pages or so are nigh-impenetrable exposition and set-up for the remainder of the book. Little apparent plot development and a lot of ... Read full review

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What a frustrating book. Eco is brilliant and his writing can be lyrical. But this book suffers from too many sub-plots, too many characters, too many list, and too much lecturing. more story telling ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
119
Section 2
134
Section 3
418
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About the author (1989)

Umberto Eco was born in Alessandria, Italy on January 5, 1932. He received a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Turin in 1954. His first book, Il Problema Estetico in San Tommaso, was an extension of his doctoral thesis on St. Thomas Aquinas and was published in 1956. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was published in 1980 and won the Premio Strega and the Premio Anghiar awards in 1981. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, and The Prague Cementary.

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