It was first published in , and an English translation by William Weaver appeared a year later. Foucault's Pendulum is divided into ten segments represented by the ten Sefiroth. The satirical novel is full of esoteric references to Kabbalah , alchemy , and conspiracy theory —so many that critic and novelist Anthony Burgess suggested that it needed an index. Some believe that it refers to Michel Foucault ,  noting Eco's friendship with the French philosopher,  but the author "specifically rejects any intentional reference to Michel Foucault"  —this is regarded as one of his subtle literary jokes. He believes that members of a secret society have kidnapped his friend Jacopo Belbo and are now after him.
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Umberto Eco was born in Alessandria, Italy on January 5, He received a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Turin in Thomas Aquinas and was published in In , it was adapted into a movie starring Sean Connery. He also wrote children's books and more than 20 nonfiction books including Serendipities: Language and Lunacy. He taught philosophy and then semiotics at the University of Bologna. He also wrote weekly columns on popular culture and politics for L'Espresso.
He died from cancer on February 19, at the age of El Pendulo De Foucault. Umberto Eco. Tres intelectuales que trabajan en una editorial de Milan establecen contacto con autores interesados en las ciencias ocultas, las sociedades secretas y las conjuras cosmicas. En un primer momento dicha relacion se mantiene estrictamente profesional, pero poco a poco van estrechandose los lazos. Editores y autores inventan juntos, por puro juego, un complejo" plan," urdido supuestamente por los templarios siete siglos atras.
Pero alguien toma demasiado en serio el juego, y todos ellos se veran inmersos en una inquietante pesadilla.
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