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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Read more Read less. We start with a modern day translator of an ancient text laying out what happened. The Crime Writers’ Association.

It is OK and a little bit more. The first is the name, somlza second the definition, the third the image I had issues especially concerning the language, because I read it in translation. The novel extensively references Platonic idealismthe philosophical concept that postulates the independent existence of Ideas.

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So five stars is what I believe this book deserves. Mar 26, Rebecca added it Shelves: Each chapter presents one of the Twelve Labors of Hercules, not necessarily in order. No trivia or quizzes yet.

The first victim, a student from the Academy, is supposedly killed by wolves while out hunting and his heart torn from his body. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

The Athenian Murders by José Carlos Somoza

It’s “The Sixth Sense,” but rendered in prose and about a thousand times better. I will definitely be seeking out further works from this author.

I am still excited about it, although I’ve finished it, iddas that’s rare and priceless. But the Translator, who has read us, discovers the ultimate meaning of our existence.


As they begin to dig, more corpses turn up in ancient Athens. It’s a self-reflexive text. Jun 22, Siria caverba it it was ok Shelves: Readers who liked these metafictional works will likely enjoy Somoza’s novel as well.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’m trying hard not to write spoilers, so I’m just going to say that skmoza has been a very long time since I read anything with that many levels, that many ideas and that much inspiration.

Despite their complete contrast -one philosopher and the other a cverna the two worked together in solving the mystery. So, the translator is translating The Athenian Murders originally called The Cave of Ideas, a much better name, I think and he starts noticing eidetic images in the book words and phrases repeated a lot, that the author is using to tell something to the reader.

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The puzzle was evident from the novel’s epigraph, from Plato of course: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our fe pages to help you find your new favourite book. Mildly interesting effort to weave a debate caevrna Dionysian mania vs Platonic forms into a ‘postmodern’ mystery novel set in Athens after the Peloponnesian War. Editorial Alfaguara April 5, Cavefna I urge you to read it, and then list your own complaints; or better yet, tell me I was wrong.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Two stories contained within the one novel, with a fascinating, rather chilling conclusion. The duo also attend a Platonic symposium at the Academy of Plato. It was a trick and I fell for it. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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.

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In it, men and women are completely equal, sooza has cavena eradicated, and the best of people rule the cities. And just what will happen to the translator thousands of years later? In the ancient novel which is itself called The Athenian Murdersa young ephebe named Tramachus is discovered on the slopes of Mount Lycabettusapparently attacked by wolves.

I liked the way the book was set up; the footnotes led me by the hand; and the symposium in Chapter 7 was most informative.

Other books in ideass series. This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. In this story of crime solving, the narrative role of the translator was given utmost importance. Trop en dire sur ce roman encore hors norme de Somoza serait criminel.

And I really wish I could read the Spanish original, because I’m really curious exactly how pompous and flowery idews language there was.

The ending was good, although not as brilliant as I expected it to be. Somoza’s cave-like book was quite the entertaining and thought-provoking detective story.

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Showing of 1 reviews. Change language 2 14 Nov 11, I love it when that happens, because everything is a surprise and there can be no prejudice at all. So I was pleasantely surprised by the ending that makes sense.

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