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Title:The Double Tongue
Format Type:Ebook
Author:William Golding
Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN:0374526370
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:165
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Novels, Classics, Mythology

The Double Tongue by William Golding

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Double Tongue i The Double Tongue i is William Golding s last and perhaps most superbly imaginative novel It is a fictional memoir of an aged prophetess at Delphi the most sacred oracle of ancient Greece just prior to Greece s domination by the Roman Empire As a young girl Arieka is ugly unconventional a source of great shame to her uppity parents who fear they ll never marry her off But she is saved by Ionides the High Priest of the Delphic temple who detects something of a seer and a friend in her and whisks her off to the shrine to become the Pythia the earthly voice of the god Apollo Arieka has now spent a lifetime at the mercy of a god a priest and her devotees and has witnessed firsthand the decay of Delphi s fortunes and its influence in the world Her reflections on the mysteries of the oracle which her own weird gifts embody are matched by her feminine insight into the human frailties of the High Priest himself a true Athenian with a wicked sense of humor whose intriguing against the Romans brings about humiliation and disaster This extraordinary short novel left in draft at the author s death in is a psychological and historical triumph Golding has created a vivid and comic picture of ancient Greek society as well as an absolutely convincing portrait of a woman s experience something rare in the Golding oeuvre Arieka the Pythia is one of his finest creations Left in draft at the author s death in this extraordinary short novel is a psychological and historical triumph An aged prophetess at Delphi the most sacred oracle in ancient Greece looks back over her strange life as the Pythia the voice of the god Apollo Golding was the author of Lord of the Flies and a Nobel Laureate

Lord of the Flies, Pincher Martin, Rites of Passage (To the Ends of the Earth, #1), The Paper Men, The Double Tongue, Free Fall, The Inheritors, Darkness Visible, The Spire, The Pyramid