About this book
Trade paperback. A powerful work on the figure of Orpheus, the Greek mythological musician, magician, theologian poet and lover. Examines his representation and imagining from the 6th century BC to the present day.
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. The author goes in search of Orpheus, from the forests where he walked and the mountains where he worshipped to the artefacts, texts and philosophies built up round him.