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Foucault's pendulum

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Ballantine books trade pbk. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Occult fiction
Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Novela
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0345418271 9780345418272
OCLC Number: 39774346
Description: xiv, 641 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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