Robert Finn's translation of Turkish author Nazli Eray's Orphee makes available to the English-language reader a rewriting of the myth from the perspective of Eurydice, the wife of Orpheus. Eray's surrealistic version takes place in a hot resort town in contemporary Turkey. The setting of an archaeological dig gives a connection to the past and literally to the underworld. Found in the dig is a statue of the Roman emperor Hadrian, who proceeds to offer an unusual perspective on modern life and values through mysterious ...

Orpheus 2006, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292714090

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