The double tongue
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Published:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995.
Edition:
1st American ed.
Physical Desc:
165 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Southside
Fiction Golding, W
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"The Double Tongue 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 1993, 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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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APA Citation (style guide)

Golding, W. (1995). The double tongue. 1st American ed. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Golding, William, 1911-1993. 1995. The Double Tongue. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Golding, William, 1911-1993, The Double Tongue. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995.

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Golding, William. The Double Tongue. 1st American ed. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995. Print.

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