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Foucault's pendulum

Author: Umberto Eco; William Weaver
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1990, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Ballantine Books U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Three clever editors (who have spent altogether too much time reviewing crackpot manuscripts on the occult by fanatics and dilettantes) decide to have a little fun. They are inspired by an extraordinary fable they heard years before from a suspiciously natty colonel, who claimed to know of a mystic source of power greater than atomic energy. On a lark, the editors begin randomly feeding esoteric bits of knowledge
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco; William Weaver
ISBN: 0345368754 9780345368751
OCLC Number: 22831142
Language Note: Translation of: Il pendolo di Foucault.
Description: xvi, 533 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Keter --
Hokhmah --
Binah --
Hesed --
Gevurah --
Tiferet --
Nezah --
Hod --
Yesod --
Malkhut.
Other Titles: Pendolo di Foucault.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver.

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Three clever editors (who have spent altogether too much time reviewing crackpot manuscripts on the occult by fanatics and dilettantes) decide to have a little fun. They are inspired by an extraordinary fable they heard years before from a suspiciously natty colonel, who claimed to know of a mystic source of power greater than atomic energy. On a lark, the editors begin randomly feeding esoteric bits of knowledge into an incredible computer capable of inventing connections between all their entries.

What they believe they are creating is a long, lazy game until the game starts taking over. Here is an incredible journey of thought and history, memory and fantasy, a tour de force as enthralling as anything Umberto Eco or indeed anyone has ever devised.

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