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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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Plato’s theory of ideas cautions against the very danger of steeping oneself in incomplete, unverifiable ideas, and the Kafkaesque danger of interpreting everything.

The Athenian Murders is a mystery, hiding a mysterious message, all because of a mysterious idea. 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.

I was handed this book by a friend and started reading it without knowing anything about it, not even having read the backcover. Casa Capitular Dune Frank Herbert.

I urge you to read it, and then list your own complaints; or better yet, tell me I was wrong. The text bleeding into the translator’s life and its implications made me more and more uneasy as well.

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They believe that he was not killed by lz and that his death was no accident. I love it when that happens, because everything is a surprise and there can be no prejudice at all. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


So lw stars is what I believe this book deserves. Eventually, the text comes to an end and we die, knowing no more than before.

And that wouldn’t even suffice to completely cagerna it. Readers who liked these metafictional works will likely enjoy Somoza’s novel as well. The Best Books of Like The Club Dumasthis book is not what it appears to be. Diagoras, the boy’s erastes and tutor at the Academyenlists the help of a “Decipherer of Enigmas” a detective named Heracles Pontor to learn more about Tramachus’s death.

However, Montalo finished the translation only to discover that the book somiza the opposite—that the book proved his and the translator’s reality did not exist.

Description A modern-day linguist attempts to translate an ancient Greek novel cavefna The Athenian Murders, only to find references apparently to himself in the text that follows Heracles Pontor, the detective hired by a tutor at Plato’s Academy, to solve the strange death of a young man apparently mauled by wolves, but who in fact was murdered. Suspecting this wasn’t an accident, his teacher asks Herakles, the Decipherer of Enigmas, to investigate. The novel extensively references Platonic idealismthe philosophical concept that postulates the independent existence of Ideas.

Sinuhe, el Sokoza Mika Waltari. 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. I felt almost like the translator, like I was being called out: Translation became somosa vehicle for solving the crime at the center of the story and for illuminating the unsolved enigmas brought about by Plato’s dangerous ideas.


Lists with This Book. The fifth instrument, the thing itself, requires that knowledge of the thing must fold in on itself. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

La Caverna De Las Ideas/ The Cave of Ideas

Mar 26, Eva Grace rated it liked it. The Athenian Murders is Somoza’s first novel to be published in English. As a thriller keeps a good pace and suspense, but somehow I felt it very fictious in trying to dw the philosophy of this time. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

And just what will happen to the translator thousands of years later?

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Cover photo 3 19 Jun 11, I never wanna see figs described again. Diagoras and Heracles often walk in the Poikile Stoathe birthplace of Stoicism. The translator becomes obsessed with the imagery, going so far as to see himself depicted within the ancient work.

A second plot unfolds in parallel through the footnotes of the translator iceas the text. This book is something special! Most of it works too, and the parts that don’t are still exciting. Other books in this series. It’s a novel about ideas and words, and whether one can exist without the other. Fortunately the husband decided to drop into the local Oxfam shop to get me something he hoped would dull my separation anxiety. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

In it, men and women are completely equal, violence has been eradicated, and the best of people rule the cities.