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Orpheus (Greek mythology)

Works: 13 works in 15 publications in 5 languages and 2,187 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Sonnets  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Juvenile works  Fiction  Epic poetry, Greek 
Classifications: PT2635.I65, 831.912
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Publications about Orpheus (Greek mythology)
Most widely held works about Orpheus (Greek mythology)
    Orpheus : the myth of the poet by Charles Segal( Book )
    1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 638 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
    Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl( Book )
    1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 228 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 166 libraries worldwide
    Orpheus and Eurydice by Sybil Schönfeldt( Book )
    1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 117 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 65 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
    Orpheōs Lithika Geōrgiou N. Giannakē by Giōrgos N Giannakēs( Book )
    1 edition published in 1982 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 15 libraries worldwide
    Die rhapsodische Theogonie und ihre Bedeutung innerhalb der orphischen Litteratur by Otto Gruppe( Book )
    2 editions published in 1890 in German and held by 13 libraries worldwide
    Andr. Christiani Eschenbach, Epigenes De Poesi Orphica, in Priscas Orphicorum Carminum Memorias Liber Commentarius by Andreas Christian Eschenbach( Book )
    1 edition published in 1702 in Latin and held by 12 libraries worldwide
    Commentatio de Orphei Argonauticis by Imm. G Huschke( Book )
    2 editions published in 1806 in Latin and held by 8 libraries worldwide
    De hymnis Orphicis capitula quinque : ad veniam legendi in Universitate Philippina Marpurgensi a philosophorum ordine impetrandam by Albrecht Dieterich( Book )
    1 edition published in 1891 in Latin and held by 2 libraries worldwide
    Persephone the daring by Joan Holub( Book )
    1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 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 by Georg Philipp Telemann( Sound Recording )
    1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
    Orpheus oder Die wunderbare Beständigkeit der Liebe: Musikalisches Drama nach der Tragédie lyrique von Michel du Boullay
    The sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke( file )
    1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
    Contains 55 sonnets in English and German
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