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For at least two and a half millennia the figure of Orpheus has haunted humanity Half man half god musician magician theologian poet and lover his story never leaves us He may be myth but his lyre still sounds entrancing everything that hears it animals trees water stones and menIn this extraordinary work Ann Wroe goes in search of Orpheus from the forests where he walked This is a poetic and accessible bio mythography of the mysterious and enduring figure of Orpheus which effortlessly weaves strands of his legends ancient and modern and the varied voices of many places and cultures in a single diaphanous skeinIt is a rare conjuror who can wake the classical world and bring it to me lingering in a supermarket or crossing a field who can make a spirit palpable in the faltering gestures of a passerby A rare academic who can toil in the fields of research where cleared throats and rustling paper alone are heard and harvest musicKnown by hearsay yet remembered age after age Shaman singer of hymns founder of mysteries teacher of beauty and order in opposition to Dionysus and devotees of his chaos poet magician who made the trees dance vulnerable sensitive human one of us yet hovering on the margins mortal yet ceaselessly reborn patron of creativityIf you want to know him you can meet him here But you might find at the end after the hours you spent watching moonlight and candlelight tremble at his breath at the moan of his lyre at the sight of him all colours and ages that in the silence of your uiet mind after he s as elusive as he was beforethis term was coined by Audre Lorde to describe her book Zami A New Spelling of My Name Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals poet and lover his story never leaves us He may be myth but his lyre still sounds entrancing everything that hears it animals trees water stones and menIn this extraordinary work Ann Wroe goes in search of Orpheus from the forests where he walked This is a All Night Long (Nannies, poetic and accessible bio mythography of the mysterious and enduring figure of Orpheus which effortlessly weaves strands of his legends ancient and modern and the varied voices of many Bronze Age Mindset places and cultures in a single diaphanous skeinIt is a rare conjuror who can wake the classical world and bring it to me lingering in a supermarket or crossing a field who can make a spirit The Freeze-Frame Revolution palpable in the faltering gestures of a The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 passerby A rare academic who can toil in the fields of research where cleared throats and rustling Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus paper alone are heard and harvest musicKnown by hearsay yet remembered age after age Shaman singer of hymns founder of mysteries teacher of beauty and order in opposition to Dionysus and devotees of his chaos His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch poet magician who made the trees dance vulnerable sensitive human one of us yet hovering on the margins mortal yet ceaselessly reborn The Doctors Dating Bargain patron of creativityIf you want to know him you can meet him here But you might find at the end after the hours you spent watching moonlight and candlelight tremble at his breath at the moan of his lyre at the sight of him all colours and ages that in the silence of your uiet mind after he s as elusive as he was beforethis term was coined by Audre Lorde to describe her book Zami A New Spelling of My Name

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Orpheus author Ann Wroe

And the mountains where he worshipped to the artefacts texts and philosophies built up round him She traces the man and the power he represents through the myriad versions of a fantastical life his birth in Thrace his studies in Egypt his voyage with the Argonauts to fetch the Golden Fleece his love for Eurydice and journey to Hades and his terrible death We see him tant YES First book to come close to Roberto Calasso s The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony in terms of imagination and depth All You Need Is Less philosophies built up round him She traces the man and the Aru Shah and the Song of Death (A Pandava Novel Book 2) (Pandava Series) power he represents through the myriad versions of a fantastical life his birth in Thrace his studies in Egypt his voyage with the Argonauts to fetch the Golden Fleece his love for Eurydice and journey to Hades and his terrible death We see him tant YES First book to come close to Roberto Calasso s The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony in terms of imagination and depth

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Alising Cicero and Plato and breathing new music into Gluck and Monteverdi; occupying the mind of Jung and the surreal dreams of Cocteau; scandalising the Fathers of the early Church and filling Rilke with poems like a whirlwind He emerges as not simply another mythical figure but the force of creation itself singing the song of light out of darkness and life out of death A lyrical devotional and beautifully poetic portrait of an enigmatic figure Masterfully brings together many different interpretations and sources to paint a fuller picture Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya poems like a whirlwind He emerges as not simply another mythical figure but the force of creation itself singing the song of light out of darkness and life out of death A lyrical devotional and beautifully Twisted poetic The Exploration of the Male Anatomy portrait of an enigmatic figure Masterfully brings together many different interpretations and sources to Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals paint a fuller All Night Long (Nannies, picture


10 thoughts on “Orpheus author Ann Wroe

  1. says:

    This is as a blurb on the cover says 'a remarkable book' I notice that some Goodreads reviews of it are very positive and some are very negative having read it I feel that both are right or that their views are entirely justAnn Wroe has written a remarkable book it is a biography of Orpheus and since that is an

  2. says:

    It's interesting how Orpheus isn't mentioned in either of the Homeric poems and yet the Romans were all about him as he appears in both Ovid's Metamorphoses and Virgil's The Aeneid I've always loved the story of Orpheus an

  3. says:

    This is a poetic and accessible bio mythography of the mysterious and enduring figure of Orpheus which effortlessly weaves strands of his legends ancient and modern and the varied voices of many places and cultures in a single diaphanous skeinIt is a rare conjuror who can wake the classical world and bring it to me lingering in a

  4. says:

    An in depth exploration of the origins of the myth of Orpheus told in lucid prose Ann Wroe captures the elusiveness of her subject throughout history A wonderful synthesis of myth travel art and music; just like Orpheus himself

  5. says:

    YES First book to come close to Roberto Calasso's The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony in terms of imagination and depth

  6. says:

    Reading this book made me understand what the rocks and trees must have felt when Orpheus walked by Wroe is a model of erudition a writer worth reading again and again I fell under her spell in my reading of thi

  7. says:

    This is round two for me with Wroe's passionate purposed poised naked unadulterated mythological humaniograpy of Orpheus Her language fears nothing and because of that each sentence is simple and is complex like a plot and intercalary chapter from the Grapes of Wrath superimposed What most strikes me or doesn't strike me is the the

  8. says:

    Very short book talks about the story of Orpheus in mythology a lot could be done with this topic than done in this book

  9. says:

    A lyrical devotional and beautifully poetic portrait of an enigmatic figure Masterfully brings together many different interpretations and sources to paint a fuller picture

  10. says:

    High brow meditation on all things Orpheus