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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Ein kleiner Hinweis zum Abschluss: Meanwhile, the translator who is never named provides cavwrna commentary on the work, particularly as he believes it to be an example of a fictional ancient literary device called eidesis. The que This book was a surprise to me. My preference of reading historical mysteries spurred me to read this story, but nothing prepared me for the twists and turns I have discovered within this pages.

Most of it works too, and the parts that don’t are still exciting. I would agree with that, but with the qualification that Somoza’s book is a lot less demanding of the reader’s work.

Translation became the vehicle for solving the crime at the center of the story and for illuminating the unsolved enigmas brought about by Plato’s dangerous ideas.

Readers who liked these metafictional works will likely enjoy Som In a blurb on the back cover, a reviewer compares this book to Pale Fire and The Name of the Rose.


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The Athenian Murders by José Carlos Somoza

Both the original Spanish title of the novel and the somoxa Greek text were called La caverna de las ideasThe Cave of Ideas. Trop en dire sur ce roman encore hors norme de Somoza serait criminel.

Two stories co Having left the novel I was reading sitting on the kitchen counter as Cavernz ran out of the house for a weekend away, I was inconsolable when I discovered my loss! Paperbackpages.

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It’s interesting because the violent and repeated images of the eidesis left uneasy impressions on my mind, like the afterimages after seeing bright colors. About halfway in, I gave up trying to figure out how it would end and just let myself enjoy its twists and turns.

I felt almost like the translator, like I was being called out: Book ratings by Goodreads. It would be fun to look for eidetic images in books unless they have something to do with figs. Like The Club Dumasthis book is not what it appears to be.

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Want to Read saving…. Share your thoughts with other customers. Having left the novel I was reading sitting on the kitchen counter as I ran out of the house for a weekend away, I was inconsolable when I discovered my loss! 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 generally tend to dislike writers who pretend that we know enough about an era to be able to write about its every-day life realistically.


The more I read, the more the features of the text really messed with me. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It’s a philosophical progression. I am still excited about it, although I’ve finished it, and that’s rare and priceless.

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I’ve rarely been more richly awarded by trying out a new novel. Jan 13, Rise rated it it was amazing. As both mysteries unravel, both Heracles and the Translator began to doubt the constitution of their well-being. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

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

Perhaps because, as I mentioned, it does not require as much work from the reader as Pale Fire. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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