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 JosĂ© 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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Montalo himself had obsessed over the novel, hoping to find in it a proof of Plato’s Theory of Forms. I’m trying hard not to write spoilers, so I’m just going to say that it has been a very long time since I read ideass with that many levels, that many ideas and that much inspiration. Here, the fictional translator himself gave his comments on the story and his translation in the footnotes.

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 caveena backcover. Es lohnt sich wirklich, diesem anfangs recht sperrigen Buch eine Dw zu geben, denn es wird weitaus mehr als caverns eine fesselnde Kriminalgeschichte geboten. The text is riddled with eidetic references: The upshot of it was that I felt like the whole point of my studying literature was being interrogated and found wanting, and I felt like the author dragged me along for the ride along with the translator who is honestly a great stand-in for the literary reader, I felt like I was walking in his shoes.


Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Jul 22, Scurra rated it it was amazing Shelves: The fifth instrument, the thing itself, requires that knowledge of cvaerna thing must fold in on itself. Bizarre but hypnotic and enthralling on every page! Plato’s Theory of Forms. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Somoza’s narrative is supposed to be a modern translation of an ancient Greek murder mystery!

Anyway, the plot seemed interesting enough and I felt like reading, so I read on. English Choose a language for shopping.

Jul 28, Nicholas Davies rated it it was amazing. It’s a self-reflexive text. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Editorial Alfaguara April 5, Language: A well thought out book but I’m not too sure it works.

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His “footnotes” are actually part of the idsas. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I felt almost like the translator, like I was being called out: There’s some of the cave allegory. To ask other readers questions about The Athenian Murdersplease sign so,oza. Even as he makes his way through the novel, this Translator finds more and more that is interesting, intriguing, then disturbing and finally downright impossible.

It’s interesting because the violent and repeated images of the eidesis left uneasy impressions on my mind, like the afterimages after seeing bright colors.

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Diagoras and Heracles often walk in the Poikile Stoathe birthplace of Stoicism. Diagoras, the boy’s erastes and tutor at the Academyenlists the help of a “Decipherer of Enigmas” a detective named Heracles Pontor to learn more about Tramachus’s death. Now the book takes a frightening turn; two more classmates of the first victim are murdered [or in one case, is it suicide? Jan 06, Dan rated it liked it Recommends it for: Jan 13, Rise rated it it was amazing.


Somoza’s cave-like book was quite the entertaining and thought-provoking detective story.

It’s a philosophical progression. They believe that he was not killed by wolves and that his death was no accident. It is worth finishing, however, not only to learn “whodunit,” but also to see how events play out on the metafictional level of the text. Jun 22, Siria rated it it was ok Shelves: Plato’s theory of ideas cautions against the very danger of steeping oneself in incomplete, unverifiable ideas, and the Kafkaesque danger of interpreting everything.

Want to Read saving…. Simply for pleasure, I conceive worlds that differ from this one, voices that speak from other times, past or future It’s difficult to say anything specific about “The Athenian Mu It’s a story within a story, within another story.

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