Chin up, hands holding the model spire before him, eyes half closed; joy -. ‘I’ve waited half my life for this day!’ Opposite him, the other side of the model of the cathedral on its trestle table stood the chancellor, his face dark with shadow, over ancient pallor. I don’t know, my Lord Dean. He peered across at the model of the spire, where Jocelin held it so firmly in both hands. His voice was bat-thin, and wandered vaguely into the large, high air of the chapter house. But if you consider that this small piece of wood - how long is it?’
There were three sorts of people. Told with an inventive narration that reflects Jocelin’s ever-increasing madness, The Spire is an astonishing portrait of obsession, betrayal, and arrogance.
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. Jocelin’s vision produces terrible consequences for those around him; the human ‘cost’ of one man’s folly. The novel has been recorded by Benedict Cumberbatch as an audiobook. Quite simply, a marvel’.
The Spire is a 1964 novel by the English author William Golding. A dark and powerful portrait of one man's will", it deals with the construction of the 404-foot high spire loosely based on Salisbury Cathedral; the vision of the fictional Dean Jocelin. In this novel, William Golding utilises stream of consciousness writing with an omniscient but increasingly fallible narrator.
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William Golding The Spire For JUDY Table of Contents Title Page Dedication Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Si. Chin up, hands holding the model spire before him, eyes half closed; joy -.
William Golding's 1964 novel about the building of a spire is a study of bringing the near-impossible into being. William Golding wrote the first draft of The Spire in 14 days – itself a kind of miracle. His writing is no less miraculous, argues Craig Raine. In 1978, the great American poet Elizabeth Bishop gave an interview to the Christian Science Monitor. At this time, a year before her death, she was an unregarded, marginalised figure.
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The vision that drives Dean Jocelin to construct an immense new spire above his cathedral tests the limits of all who surround him. The foundationless stone pillars shriek and the earth beneath them heaves under the structure’s weight as the Dean’s will weighs down his collapsing faith.
Meanwhile, the towering spire casts a shadow of dread on all those who behold i. The foundationless stone pillars shriek and the earth beneath them heaves under the structure's weight as the Dean's will weighs down his collapsing faith. Meanwhile, the towering spire casts a shadow of dread on all those who behold it. Результаты поиска по книге. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Monteith asked for some changes to the text and the novel was published in September 1954 as Lord of the Flies. William Golding was born in his grandmother's house, 47 Mount Wise, Newquay, Cornwall. Golding's mother, who was Cornish and whom he considered "a superstitious celt", used to tell him old Cornish fairy tales from her own childhood. The Spire follows the building and near collapse of a huge spire onto a medieval cathedral.
Infobox Writer name William Golding. Sir William Gerald Golding (19 September, 1911 – 19 June, 1993) was a British novelist, poet and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate best known for his novel "Lord of the Flies". birthdate birth date1911919mf y birthplace St Columb Minor, Cornwall, United Kingdom deathdate death date and age19936191911919mf y deathplace Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England occupation Novelist nationality . Sir William Gerald Golding (19 September, 1911 – 19 June, 1993) was a British novelist, poet and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate best known for his novel "Lord of the Flies"