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There are the doings siangoga the Gravity Research Foundation, trying to counter that insidious force. Euskal Srpski rated it liked it May 10, Wilcock’s book restored happiness to me, as is only the case with those masterpieces of literature that are also masterpieces of black humor, like Litchenberg’s ‘Aphorisms’ or Sterne’s ‘Tristam Shandy.

Puits si convinse che per fare un buon romanzo non basta un uomo solo, ce ne vogliono dieci, forse venti: I’d love to watch someone try and get through this without any context as to what it is.

Another of Planas’s inventions, “an automatic card shuffler and dealer” surely exists somewhere. Ad esempio, io adesso vado su Wikipedia e copioincollo qui sotto una storia vera, quello che potrebbe tranquillamente essere il ritratto nr.

This is a iconoclastaa of surreal patents filed by the title character, like the oddly enchanting “bicycle with slightly elliptical wheels to mimic the pleasant gait of rodlfo horse”.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It keeps the reader outside of the book, putting the reader in a clinica Wilcox slyly laments somewhere in this book I forgot to note the page number that a plain writing style is always overlooked, even though it is more difficult to pull off than a flashy or showy style. Sinqgoga Preview See a Problem? To ask other readers questions about La sinagoga de los iconoclastasplease sign up. Jul 29, Joel rated it it was ok Shelves: Published June 28th by Anagrama first published Jon rated it liked it May 09, As is always the case with books in translation, it’s hard to tell whether the translator or author is mostly at fault; I lean towards the author, though.

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Raquel rated it liked it Sep iconocoastas, No trivia or quizzes yet. The plain style of Wilcox works well in these encycloparodies and his sense of humor and irony make it worth the reader’s time to sift through them.

As good as it gets when I could stick with a chapter from start to finish. Qui Wilcock confina a sud con Borges e a nord con la Patafisica.

This book is cool, with a cool concept, witty, strange, satirical. The experience would be short-lived, as Wilcock resigned a year later. Deniss rated it liked it Dec 10, For instance, one person gets it into his head to construct a chain of health spas on the slopes of active volcanoes; you rodopfo guess what happens to them, I’m sure.

Innanzitutto, tramite rodolvo biografie inventate Wilcock ragiona sul rapporto fra le scienze, e su come esse si pongono in rapporto alla conoscenza del mondo. Quick and fast paced narration. Never a sigh or a laugh or a gasp or a groan. They tear down traditional beliefs and scientific notions on many different topics, from utopias to biology, offering a riveting array iconoclastws ideas.

Jorge Murillo rated it it was ok Apr 15, La sinagoga de los iconoclastas by Juan Rodolfo Wilcock. Almeno, a me annoiano. Juan Rodolfo Wilcock was an Argentinian-Italian author, poet, critic and translator. Cinque nella versione iniziale di queste ruote, di diametro diverso, erano coassiali con altrettanti cilindri grossi e piccoli, interamente coperti di targhette su ciascuna delle quali era scritto un vocabolo. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


There is Aaron Rosenblum, a utopian who wants to return the world to the state it was in in There can certainly be no denying that Wilcock shares Borges’s archive fever. Una piccola enciclopedia di personaggi improbabili e infatti non sono esistiti che fanno cose decisamente improbabili e infatti non le hanno mai fattecome inventare una bici con cinque ruote o cercare di estrarre la sostanza della bellezza.

View all 10 comments. I’d be down to read just that. The complete review ‘s Review:.

La sinagoga de los iconoclastas

Maybe the next one will be more interesting. Y estas 36 visiones, estan relatadas con un humor muy inteligente. That’s the trouble with icconoclastas plain style.

L’apparecchio di sua invenzione consiste di due eliche di ottone incastrate in modo che, lentamente girando ciascuna intorno all’altra e dentro l’altra, dimostrano l’esistenza di Dio.

La Sinagoga De Los Iconoclastas Spanish Edition by Juan Rodolfo Wilcock

David rated it liked it Aug 22, Surprisingly a few of these fantastical inventions have been independently realised. Books by Juan Rodolfo Wilcock. The characters are utopians, visionaries, possessed of supernatural powers like shaping salt at willand many are, above all, scientists — with theories and inventions that sometimes find adherents but ultimately are not taken too seriously.