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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I generally tend to dislike writers who pretend that we know enough about an era to be able to write about its every-day life realistically.

We start with a modern day translator of an ancient text laying out what happened. The manuscript being translated is the exciting story of a young man named Tramachus, a student at Plato’s Academy, who is suspiciously killed.

He points out that the texts hides a more complex message in the form of repetitive images called eidesis. Readers who liked these metafictional works will likely enjoy Somoza’s novel as well.

Unusual structure, superb and intriguing, one of the most original new novels of fiction, intelligent and full with philosophy Looking for beautiful books? Heracles sets out to find the truth… But this is nothing more than a novel, an ancient Greek work by an anonymous writer.


So five stars is what I believe this book deserves. On occasion, Apollo has allowed me to deduce what the future might be like His captor turns out to be the scholar Montalo, whose edition of The Athenian Murders is the only surviving copy of the work. It’s difficult to say anything specific about “The Athenian Mu It’s a story within a story, within another story.

Ein kleiner Hinweis zum Abschluss: As the translator explains, eidesis is: Casa Negra Stephen King.

The Athenian Murders by José Carlos Somoza

Jan 06, Dan rated it liked it Recommends it for: Parallel A very clever book. Plato’s theory of ideas cautions against the very danger of steeping oneself in incomplete, unverifiable ideas, and the Kafkaesque danger cagerna interpreting everything.

Dec 20, Madhulika Liddle rated it it was amazing. Having left the novel I was reading sitting on the kitchen counter as I ran out of the house for a weekend away, I was inconsolable when I discovered my loss!

This page was dd edited on 22 Octoberat Bizarre but hypnotic and enthralling on every page!

The Athenian Murders

ve The idea appears essentially only in footnotes, beginning with the first which comes before the text proper starts. Unfortunately, Somoza’s presentation and, perhaps, Sonia Soto’s translation can’t keep up with the goings-on. Readers who liked these metafictional works will likely enjoy Som In a blurb on the back cover, a reviewer compares this book to Pale Fire and The Name of the Rose.


There is a visit to the Academy. I would agree with that, but with the qualification that Somoza’s book is a lot less demanding of the reader’s work.

Trop en dire sur ce roman encore hors norme de Somoza serait criminel. Published December 5th by Abacus Cavrrna first published It’s an eidetic novel.

In ancient Athens, Heracles Pontor, the Decipherer of Enigmas, is commissioned to investigate a death.

There’s some of the cave allegory. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Odd things start to happen: Though, the book within a book thing is nothing original The Cavrna Mystery and Pale Fire being other examples of this sort of storybut the story is very well thought out and, I thought, executed well.

The Athenian Murders is Somoza’s first novel to be published in English.

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