Orpheus and Eurydice


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Orpheus and Eurydice

looking back to see if Eurydice was following him to earth, he lost her forever. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 103]
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Thus our heroe and the redeemed lady walked in the same manner as Orpheus and Eurydice marched heretofore; but though I cannot believe that Jones was designedly tempted by his fair one to look behind him, yet as she frequently wanted his assistance to help her over stiles, and had besides many trips and other accidents, he was often obliged to turn about.
Sophie burned it all in the Orpheus and Eurydice grate, and kept her own counsel.
As a complement to this story, Virgil tells the parallel but negative story of Orpheus and Eurydice which, on the contrary, is a story of loss.
Published in 2014, the book - widely acclaimed - locates a version of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth in the North East so loved by the author (Gateshead-born, Northumberland-based).
Synopsis: Literature and history are filled with epic, romantic love stories Antony and Cleopatra, Napoleon and Josephine, Lancelot and Guinevere, Romeo and Juliet, Orpheus and Eurydice but who has experienced or witnessed a real-life love story?
Piers Torday described A Song for Ella Grey as "an intense, windswept reworking of Orpheus and Eurydice that reverberates with intensity and passion, as beautifully presented as it is written".
Almond's title A Song for Ella Grey is said to be an intense, windswept re-working of the Orpheus and Eurydice love story.
A Song for Ella Grey follows the classic tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in the modern world, with all the heartbreak an intense young love can bring.
Orpheus and Eurydice mirror one another in their unmet gazes, insinuating a mutual separation that has just been brought about by this very faculty of sight.
But the star of the show will be Songs for Orpheus, which is based on the tragic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and has movements that reflect the qualities of the four elements - earth, air, fire and water.
A retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, relocated in the wilds of Northumberland, this novel is intensely lyrical and oddly haunting.
There are two after-death literary classics that one would think have been turned into theatre or opera pieces: Dante's Divine Comedy (the trilogy comprises Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise) and the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.