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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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. The more I read, the more the features of the faverna really messed with me.
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La Caverna De Las Ideas/ The Cave of Ideas
Or so it seems. Somoza uses a device he calls “eidetic imagery”–“repetition Wildly original!
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Write a customer review. Anyway, Lqs enjoyed it. I recommend this book highly, but don’t read it at night! I thought the first half of the book was really entertaining; my attention began to wander in the second half of it. There is an argument which holds good against the man who ventures to put anything whatever into writing on questions of this nature; it has often before been stated by me, and it seems suitable for the present occasion.
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It’s a self-reflexive text. The novel’s a balance between Reason and the Platonic Idea: Apr 21, Lance McMurchy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am still excited about it, although I’ve finished it, and that’s rare and priceless.
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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
His other novels translated after this one— The Art of Murder and Zig Zag —were both set in the future, so the speculative and futuristic may be a constant preoccupation with the author. The question is- how would an ancient writer send threats to someone translating a manuscript centuries later? Jan 13, Rise rated it it was amazing. Is there still such a person who does?
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Both the original Spanish title of the novel and the purported Greek text were called La caverna de las ideasThe Cave of Ideas.
Here, the fictional translator himself gave his comments on the story and his translation in the footnotes. In the category of English translation of a Spanish novel about translating an ancient Greek Poirot mystery, this is far and away the best, and likely the only one you ever need to read.
Jan 06, Dan rated it liked it Recommends it for: The book is presented as a translation of an ancient Greek novel published in Athens just after the Peloponnesian Warcomplete with the extensive footnotes from the scholar performing the translation.
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I read this in broad daylight Read for ideax. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in psychiatry, but he gave up medicine in order to be a full-time writer in However, Montalo finished the translation only to discover that the book proved the opposite—that the book proved his and the translator’s reality did not exist. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The text is riddled with eidetic references: The first is the name, the second the definition, the third the image It’s one of the best books I’ve read in ds.
While the mystery itself is pretty straight forward with it twists and turns, the parallel contemporary story that works along with it —the foot noted part — gives more interesting twists that kept me intrigued and the pages turning. The “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, lx murders.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s difficult to say anything specific about “The Athenian Mu It’s a story within a story, within another story. Jul 28, Nicholas Davies rated it it was amazing. To say more would spoil one of the most ingenious literary constructs I’ve had the pleasure of reading: Involves a translation theme.