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Orpheus (Greek mythology)

Works: 26 works in 37 publications in 6 languages and 2,583 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Poetry  Music  Art  Epic poetry, Greek 
Classifications: BL820.O7, 813.54
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Publications about Orpheus (Greek mythology)
Most widely held works about Orpheus (Greek mythology)
    Persephone the daring by Joan Holub( Book )
    2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
    Orpheus is a mortal rock god, and the girls at Mount Olympus Academy are wild about him! With his lyre and singing voice, Orpheus can charm pretty much anything, even things like stones and trees. But Hades and the other MOA boys aren't charmed. In fact, they are less than thrilled that the girls are so gaga over this guy. His fans are especially excited about his latest song about the girl he loved and lost, Eurydice. Orpheus was devastated when he lost Eurydice to the Underworld, so he asks Persephone to help get her back. Though it means breaking some very serious Underworld rules, Persephone pushes Hades to return Eurydice to the living world. But restoring Orpheus's one true love might jeopardize Persephone's own chances with her biggest crush
    Orpheus : the myth of the poet by Charles Segal( Book )
    1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
    This volume surveys the literary treatment of the Orpheus myth as the myth of the essence of poetry - the ability to encounter the fullest possible intensity of beauty and sorrow and to transform them into song. The first half of the book concentrates on the ancient literary tradition, from the myth's Greek origins through the influential poetic versions of Ovid and Virgil and its treatment by other Latin authors such as Horace and Seneca. Later chapters focus on the continuities of the myth in modern literature, including the poetry of H.D., Rukeyser, Rich, Ashbery, and, especially, Rilke. The author's leitmotif throughout is the relation of poetry to art, love and death, the 'three points of the Orphic triangle'. Through close readings of individual texts, he shows how various versions of the myth oscillate between a poetry of transcendence that asserts its power over the necessities of nature - including the ultimate necessity, death - and a poetry that celebrates its immersion in the stream of life
    Orpheus : the song of life by Ann Wroe( Book )
    6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
    A history of the legend of Orpheus traces his mythical achievements and enduring influence, covering topics ranging from his passion for Eurydice to his role in inspiring Plato and Monteverdi and his treatment by the early Church
    Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl( Book )
    1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
    In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story
    Les argonautiques orphiques by Orpheus( Book )
    1 edition published in 1987 in French and held by 153 libraries worldwide
    Orpheus and Eurydice by Sybil Schönfeldt( Book )
    1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
    The tragic story of Orpheus and Eurydice is retold
    Orpheus by Kenneth McLeish( Book )
    1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
    Orpheus, a gifted musician, imagines he has magical powers, and when his beloved Eurydike is killed, he tries unsuccessfully to bring her back to life. His failure leads him to abandon both his art and his faith with tragic consequences
    La Naissance de l'opéra : Euridice 1600-2000 ( Book )
    1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 26 libraries worldwide
    Orfeo e Proserpina, dramma lirico in quattro atti e sei quadri by Sem Benelli( Book )
    3 editions published between 1929 and 1938 in Italian and held by 20 libraries worldwide
    Il cammino di Orfeo ed Euridice : il melodramma all'italiana : i primi due secoli di storia fra poesia, musica e società by Angiola Fiorentini( Book )
    1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 20 libraries worldwide
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