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Book Information: Sibyl, the

Sibyl, the (1958) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

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.

Original title: Sibyllan
Original languages: Swedish

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Genre: FictionReligiousChristianityBiblical
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: The Sibyl

The Sibyl (1958)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Naomi Walford
Blurbs:
  • "...A disturbing and fearful fable about human and divine love and about the glories and disasters of both." Paul Engle, Chicago Sunday Tribune
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Manifested in:

The Sibyl (September 12, 1963)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780394702407
Dimensions: 4.4 x 7.3 x 0.5
Pages: 154

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