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Journeys to the Underworld By Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Journeys to the Underworld
by Fiona Pitt-Kethley

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A personal record of the author's journey through Italy in search of the sites and temples of ancient prophetesses and oracles. She examines the nature of prophecy and inspiration, and pieces together facts and legends with the living local traditions.
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Journeys to the Underworld by Fiona Pitt-Kethley

"Journeys to the Underworld" is a personal record of the author's journey through Italy, from Turin via Rome and Naples to western Sicily, in search of the sites and temples of ancient prophetesses and oracles. Facts and legends are pieced together with living local traditions; priapic votive offerings are seen alongside saintly relics. Examining the nature of prophesy and inspiration, part of the territory Pitt-Kethley explores is the territory of the mind. The author has written two collections of poetry, "Sky Ray Lolly" and "Private Parts".

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Table of Contents


Ambassador; Neapolitan erections; "grandmama, what large teeth you have"; a big heart; "dove vai"?; Nuccio; Cuma; my date; men; underground; Mary Shelley; waiting; Virgil's tomb; Roman women; goodbye Flavia; Ostia Antica; bones; the madwoman of Reggio; sailors; the sibyl's grotto; crucifixion; Easter; the spa towns; Mohammed Ali; pricks; Tarquinia; Etna; the first class waiting room; fishers; Motya; cults; Giovanni; toy boys; Etruscan places; romantics.

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GOR004774492
Journeys to the Underworld by Fiona Pitt-Kethley
Fiona Pitt-Kethley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1988-01-01
224
070113223X
9780701132231
N/A
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