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The Sibyl - Pär Lagerkvist, Naomi Walford
The Sibyl
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In this powerful, poetic, and moving parable, the Wandering Jew of medieval Christian legend journeys to Delphi to consult the famed oracle of the pagans. He is turned away but not before learning that one of the most adept of the old priestesses, or sibyls, lives in disgrace in the mountains... show more
In this powerful, poetic, and moving parable, the Wandering Jew of medieval Christian legend journeys to Delphi to consult the famed oracle of the pagans. He is turned away but not before learning that one of the most adept of the old priestesses, or sibyls, lives in disgrace in the mountains above the temple. In her rude goat-hut he seeks the meaning of his disastrous brush with the son of God. She reveals that she, too, has been touched by the son of a god, a very different son, not quite human, born of her own body. He dwells with her as a constant reminder of the betrayal of her mystical and erotic union with the divine, her punishment, and—perhaps—her redemption.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780394702407 (0394702409)
ASIN: 394702409
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
Series: Tetralogy
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In a little house on the mountain slopes above Delphi lived an old woman with her witless son.My verdict is still out on this one so have marked it the 'lagom' way for now.
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