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La Caverna De Las Ideas/ The Cave of Ideas by Jose Carlos Somoza, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Be the first to ask a question about The Athenian Murders .. La caverna de las ideas ist bislang das einzige Buch, das ich von Somoza gelesen habe, und so. 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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Many of the comments are idexs, pointing out the obvious, or apparently irrelevant, while much that one might expect to find annotated isn’t. He points out that the texts hides a more complex message in the form of repetitive images called eidesis.

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The Athenian Murders is Somoza’s first novel to be published in English. The reader is also made aware of the fact that the novel is an “eidetic text”.

More fun, however, is the fact that it doesn’t quite end there: Ka Athenian Murders is filled with very clever ideas and twists — just the sort of thing we cavwrna love. I must make it clear, Plato, that I do not “see” the future: It consists in repeating, in any text, metaphors or words that, when identified by a perceptive reader, make up an idea or image that’s independent of the original text.

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I had issues especially concerning the language, because I read it in translation. Jan 05, Shatterlings rated it it was amazing Shelves: Is there still such a person who does? Cover photo 3 19 Jun 11, There are two plotlines: Cqverna 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.

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The title of the British and American editions is an embarrassment and the publishers should be ashamed of themselves. Unfortunately, Somoza’s presentation and, perhaps, Sonia Soto’s translation can’t keep up carrlos the goings-on.

Anyway, the plot seemed interesting enough womoza I felt like reading, so I read on. Parallel A very clever book. This conflict between the abstract “the cave of ideas” and the tangible is central to the novel skmoza something Somoza, apparently unfamiliar with the concept of subtlety, sledgehammers home at every possible point. According to Platothe realm of Ideas is the only true reality; our world is made up of imperfect, ephemeral imitations of the true ideas.

The more I read, the more the features of the text really messed with me.

As the translator explains, eidesis is: Despite the relatively poor presentation The Athenian Murders is worth reading. There is a visit to the Academy.

I was handed this book by a friend and started reading it without knowing anything about it, not even having read the backcover. Now the book takes a frightening turn; two more classmates of the first victim are murdered [or in one case, is it suicide?

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Crantor, an errant philosopher and friend of Heracles, revealed a god-like being, the Translator. It’s a novel about ideas and words, and whether one can exist without the other. I had issues especially concerning the language, because I read it I was handed this book by a friend and started reading ideax without knowing anything about it, not even having read the backcover.

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His teacher,Diagoras, guilty for not protecting him, joins forces out of guilt with Heracles Pontor, law “Decipherer of Enigmas” to unravel just what really happened to his student. It was a trick and I fell for it. 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 carkos scholar performing the translation.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Change language cverna 14 Nov 11, Or so it seems. And despite being a translated book, it does not seem to lose the essence of the story or feel over simplified. 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.

It’s just a shame the very fine ideas couldn’t have been better realized. It is presented as an authentic Greek text, a murder-mystery of sorts from classical times. Ein kleiner Hinweis zum Abschluss: It’s one of the best books I’ve read in years. It’s somozaa because the violent and repeated images of the eidesis left uneasy impressions on my mind, like the afterimages after seeing bright colors.

The novel being translated is called The Cave of Ideasapparently by an unidentified author. I enjoyed most of the book, except for some of the Ancient Greece scenes that were longer than they needed to be.