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Orpheus and Eurydice: A Graphic-Poetic Exploration

Orpheus and Eurydice: A Graphic-Poetic Exploration

The story of Orpheus's tragic quest into the underworld to rescue his true love Eurydice back from the dead is one that has haunted the western imagination for over 2,000 years through many tellings, re-tellings, appropriations and adaptations.A unique coming together of poetry, ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781350027213
Barcode 9781350027213
Published 5 October 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By De Freston, Tom
By Millwood Hargrave, Kiran
Edited by Picciotto, Assistant Professor of English Joanna (University of California Berkeley USA)
Edited by Schad, John
Edited by Craik, Katharine
Series Beyond Criticism
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ISBN-13 9781350027213
ISBN-10 1350027219
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date 5 October 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By De Freston, Tom
By Millwood Hargrave, Kiran
Edited by Picciotto, Assistant Professor of English Joanna (University of California Berkeley USA)
Edited by Schad, John
Edited by Craik, Katharine
Series Beyond Criticism
Category Literary Theory
Literary Studies: Classical, Early & Medieval
Poetry & Poets
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 380g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Graphic novels, Eurydice (Greek mythological character), Orpheus
NBS Text Literary Theory
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 700.922
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The story of Orpheus's tragic quest into the underworld to rescue his true love Eurydice back from the dead is one that has haunted the western imagination for over 2,000 years through many tellings, re-tellings, appropriations and adaptations.A unique coming together of poetry, art and criticism, Orpheus and Eurydice explores the myth's impact through a graphic-poetic reconstruction of the story. Including critical reflections from leading thinkers, writers and critics, this is a compelling exploration of the enduring power of this tale.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review There is a radical honesty about this book, one which grabs you where it hurts and pulls you in. It's like eavesdropping on your own repressions, and just as thrilling, disturbing and compulsive. It's also like slipping into the space between-the space between self and self; self and other; self and death; self and history; self and poverty; self and woeful, serious, inconsolable responsibility; self and atavistic, inescapable myth. That space between is where we live, if we live anywhere, and yet it is really seen or named. It is especially rarely seen or named in present-day culture and publishing, where everything is secured in advance by a marketable career, recognised expertise, established precedent. Between author and author, word and image, criticism and creativity, this book stakes out a different territory, one which corresponds with the state of tremulous and passionate mortality in which we are both most profoundly together and most tragically bereft. Amen, perhaps, is an appropriate response. Professor Ewan Fernie, The Shakespeare Institute
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Tom de Freston is a critically acclaimed artist, a Cultural Fellow at University of Birmingham, and Artistic Director at Wellcome Trust-funded organisation Medicine Unboxed Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award-winning poet, playwright, and author of the bestselling novel The Girl of Ink & Stars.

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