Orpheus Ascending


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Orpheus Ascending

by John Gibbens (Author)



ISBN: 9780956814456


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Orpheus Ascending tells the story of the singer who falls dangerously in love, of the beautiful woman who becomes all things to him, and of the underworld king who claims her for his own. It tells how she is abducted and how the hero goes through hell to find her. Like Salman Rushdie, Nick Cave, Rilke Cocteau and Tennessee Williams before him, John Gibbens recasts the Orpheus myth in contemporary terms, this time in a strangely altered version of the London music scene in the late 1980s, a retro–future where violent unrest meets government backlash and where pastoral idyll becomes a precarious refuge from the perilous currents of history. It is a book about music, love and Fascism.


ISBN 95681445
ISBN13 9780956814456
Publisher Smokestack Books
Format Paperback
Publication date 27/02/2012
Pages 64
Weight (grammes) 651.00
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 197
Width (mm) 127