Orpheus and Eurydice

Author: Tom de Freston
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474276818
Release Date: 2017-05-18
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

Desire A Memoir

Author: Jonathan Dollimore
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350023147
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre: Literary Criticism

Fifty years after the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 decriminalised homosexual acts, Jonathan Dollimore explores, in, through and beyond the gay sub-cultures of cities like New York, Brighton and Sydney, what the new freedoms meant for him and others in the following decades. He writes honestly and movingly about his teenage attraction to risk and danger; of accidents and escapes; of curiosity as a flight from boredom; of suicidal depression and ecstasy; and, beneath all, of the life of desire haunted and torn by loss. For more than thirty years Jonathan Dollimore has been one of contemporary culture's most influential critics of politics, literature, and sexuality. Desire: A Memoir, a hybrid of autobiography, meditation and philosophical reflection, explores the existential sources of his writing.

Beyond Consolation

Author: Melissa F. Zeiger
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9781501711336
Release Date: 2018-05-31

Using as her starting point the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, Melissa F. Zeiger examines modern transformations of poetic elegy, particularly as they reflect historical changes in the politics of gender and sexuality. Although her focus is primarily on nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry, the scope of her investigation is grand: from John Milton's "Lycidas" to very recently written AIDS and breast cancer elegies. Milton epitomized the traditional use of the Orpheus myth as an illustration of the female threat to masculine poetic prowess, focused on the beleaguered Orpheus. Zeiger documents the gradual inclusion of Eurydice, from the elegies of Algernon Charles Swinburne through the work of Thomas Hardy and John Berryman, re-examining the role of Eurydice, and the feminine more generally, in poetic production. Zeiger then considers women poets who challenge the assumptions of elegies written by men, sometimes identifying themselves with Eurydice. Among these poets are H.D., Edna St. Vincent Millay, Anne Sexton, and Elizabeth Bishop. Zeiger concludes with a discussion of elegies for victims of current plagues, explaining how poets mourning those lost to AIDS and breast cancer rewrite elegy in ways less repressive, sacrificial, or punitive than those of the Orphean tradition. Among the poets discussed are Essex Hemphill, Thom Gunn, Mark Doty, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, and Marilyn Hacker.

Poetry Criticism

Author: Jane Kelly Kosek
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: UOM:39015068954315
Release Date: 1995-12-22
Genre: Poetry

Entries provide an introductory biographical sketch, an author portrait, a primary bibliography, annotated full text and excerpted criticism of the poets' works and sources for additional reading. When available, comments from the poets themselves are inc

New York Theatre Critics Reviews

ISBN: UOM:39015020721570
Release Date: 1951
Genre: Theater

"Theatre reviews is a complete guide and record of the New York stage, reprinted from New York sun, New York times, New York herald tribune, New York post, New York daily news, New York world telegram" 1940- ; reprinted from the New York daily news, Wall Street journal, Time, New York post, Women's wear daily, New York times, Christian science monitor, Newsweek, NBC ,1976-

Sir Orfeo

Author: Oscar Zielke
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783846002476
Release Date: 2012

Nachdruck des Originals von 1880. Die romantische Versnovelle Sir Orfeo aus dem 14. Jahrhundert hier in einer Ausgabe von Oscar Zielke aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.

Images of absence

Author: Marielle Sutherland
ISBN: UOM:39015064780680
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Literary Criticism

Miscellanies by Henry Fielding Esq

Author: Henry Fielding
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819552542
Release Date: 1993-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Contains the fantasy, A Journey from This World to the Next, and two plays: the farce Eurydice, and The Wedding Day, a revision of an early intrigue comedy.

Opera News

ISBN: UOM:39015008952080
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Opera

The Critic

Author: Jeannette Leonard Gilder
ISBN: CHI:74708506
Release Date: 1886