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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The question is- how would an ancient writer send threats to someone translating a manuscript centuries later? Dec 20, Madhulika Liddle rated it it was amazing. The ending was good, although not as brilliant as I expected it to be.

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Write a customer review. In it, men and women are completely equal, violence has been eradicated, and the best of people rule the cities. This is such a strange but absolutely fun book.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. That, and the writing translating? I love it when that happens, because lq is a surprise and there can be no prejudice at all.

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I lqs a fool to believe that after solving one mystery the rest will follow. Eine kleine Kostprobe, gleich von der ersten Seite: This book was a wonderful blend of both. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.


Bizarre but hypnotic and enthralling on every page! I had issues especially concerning the language, because I read it I was handed this book by a friend and started reading it without knowing anything about it, not even having read the backcover. Ein kleiner Hinweis zum Abschluss: Crantor, an errant philosopher and friend of Heracles, revealed a god-like being, the Translator. 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.

A mystery that may only be revealed upon the completion of the translation and finding the final key. Editorial Alfaguara April 5, Language: Jan 06, Dan rated it liked it Recommends it for: Somoza uses a device he calls “eidetic imagery”–“repetition Wildly original!

I write it and that, for me, is equivalent to inventing it. I was a little disapponted to find, after some googling, that eidesis is not a real literary device, it was just made up by the author for this book. His teacher,Diagoras, guilty for not protecting him, joins forces out of guilt with Heracles Pontor, the “Decipherer of Enigmas” to unravel just what really happened to his student. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Parallel to this mystery, a Translator writes his footnotes for the story. The fifth instrument, the thing itself, requires that knowledge of the thing must fold in on itself. 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, investigate murders.

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.


Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. This is such a unique experience. I was handed this book by a friend and started reading it without knowing anything about it, not even having read the backcover. I never wanna see figs described again.

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The Translator becomes obsessed with finding a “key” [secret message] and finally enters the story physically; the two plotlines converge.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I am still excited about it, although I’ve finished it, and that’s rare and priceless.

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Readers who liked these metafictional works will likely enjoy Somoza’s novel as well. According to Platothe realm of Ideas is the only true reality; our world is made up of imperfect, ephemeral imitations of the true ideas. Eventually, the text comes to an end and we die, knowing no more than before. Get to Know Us.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Perhaps because, as I mentioned, it does not require as much work from the reader as Pale Fire.