دانلود کتاب The Double Tongue نوشته William Golding
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درباره کتاب The Double Tongue
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.
Left in draft at the author’s death in 1993, 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.
جملاتی از کتاب The Double Tongue :
“To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.”
“She had nothing to confess except the ordinary things, disliking the fact that she had to die at all, and never knowing quite how to live.”
“It is not that we are different from other people but that we are unlike ourselves.”
“The god may not have been what we thought he was, but he was what we were.”
“Time is not a thing, but a medium in which things live and grow and die.”
“Sometimes the only way to catch an animal is to act like one.”
“All men worship power even if they say they do not. If they eschew it in this world they find another in which to worship it.”
“It is a mistake to think that you can set limits to the mind.”
“There are some things that can be said only to oneself and these things one never knows with absolute certainty.”
“Perhaps the divine is not in what is but in what might be.”
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