Giles Goat-Boy by John Barth

The novel is a satirical epic that tells the story of George Giles, a boy raised as a goat, who discovers his true identity as the Grand Tutor, the prophesied savior of the world. He embarks on a journey to the university, a microcosmic representation of the world, where he must navigate through complex political and social structures, engage in philosophical debates, and confront his own identity and destiny. The narrative is filled with allegorical interpretations of religious and mythological themes, and explores various philosophical and existential questions.

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