William Golding"s The spire
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Published by Seabury Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Golding, William, -- 1911-

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 31.

Statementintroduction and commentary by James C. Livingston.
SeriesReligious dimensions in literature -- RDL 3
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p.
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18264434M

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The book is written as the thoughts of the insane bishop building the spire. What interested me in the book is actually visiting Salisbury cathedral in England and seeing the impossible spire myself. Golding taught at the school attached to Salisbury cathedral and this inspired his story. The hubris of building the tallest tower and stone spire /5(59). The Spire ‘There were three sorts of people. Those who ran, those who stayed, and those who were built in’. Set in medieval England, The Spire tells the story of one man’s vision – the construction of an enormous spire onto a cathedral without foundations. Believing himself to be chosen by God, Jocelin, Dean of the Cathedral, insists that the spire must rise higher and higher, despite.   The spire, William Golding book. Read 35 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. YORK NOTES ADVANCED - THE ULTIMATE LITERATURE GUIDES/5.   And so the book becomes a commentary on what it takes to produce a monument. It also becomes a commentary on the cathedral itself. To admire .

Other novels by Golding are ‘The Spire’ (), ‘The Pyramid’ (), ‘Darkness Visible’ (), ‘To the Ends of the Earth’ trilogy (, , and ) and ‘The Double Tongue’ that was published posthumously in Golding also wrote short fiction, plays and essays. He also authored a travel book.   Buy The Spire: With an introduction by John Mullan Main by Golding, William, Golding, William, Mullan, John (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(72). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. "The Spire" manages to brush up against the successful elements of Golding's best work. Although it never reaches the heights of the brilliant "The Lord of the Flies," it does paint vivid and fragmented pictures of man come m Golding, after seeing the horrors of war firsthand, rejected the foundational thought of humanism that "man is basically good."/5(5).

Nobel Prize winning author William Golding was born in Cornwall, England in and educated at Oxford. In addition to writing, his professions included teacher, actor, sailor, and musician. He served in the Royal Navy during World War II. The higher the spire, the wealthier the diocese, or the more wealthy it was perceived to be, and therefore, the more favored by God. And then, so sorry, there is Freud. I read The Spire (), William Golding’s fifth published novel, the first time at least, with an ear out for what could be problematic. So primed, the problematic obliged. THE SPIRE by Golding, William and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at William Golding, in full Sir William Gerald Golding, (born Septem , St. Columb Minor, near Newquay, Cornwall, England—died J , Perranarworthal, near Falmouth, Cornwall), English novelist who in won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his parables of the human attracted a cult of followers, especially among the youth of the post-World War II generation.