Bringing fiction to life with Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code
Something marvelous happened in 2003: the plot of a 15-year old novel became reality.
In 1988, Umberto Eco published Foucault’s Pendulum, in which three bored editors at a Milan publishing house—Jacopo Belbo, Casaubon, and Diotallevi—come up with the idea of a global conspiracy that would allow the descendants of the Knights Templar to take over the world at the end of the millennium. Continue reading
Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum and the rewriting of history
Foucault’s Pendulum at the Musée des Arts et Métiers (Paris)
Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco is one of my favorite novels. I read it first in high school, in Romanian, and then spent countless hours discussing it with my desk-mate and fellow-bookworm Iuliana. I read the novel again in English during my MFA program at Goddard. I wish I knew more Italian so I could read the book in its native language. Continue reading