The Road To Delphi

The Road To Delphi

by Michael Wood

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The Road To Delphi by Michael Wood

Cultures of all epochs have consulted oracles in times of need. This fascinating exploration of the enduring popularity of oracles examines how they are interpreted and why. Taking examples from literature and history, from the oracles at Delphi to those in Macbeth, and further still to the works of Kafka and Bob Dylan, and even in the film The Matrix, Wood combines storytelling and commentary to provide a lively account of humanity's persistent faith in signs, which continues to exert an important influence on the course of civilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312423070
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Michael Wood is Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English at Princeton University. He is the author of three previous books, most recently The Magician's Doubts, an acclaimed analysis of Nabokov's works. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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