MSt alumna Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s collaboration with Tom de Freston, “Orpheus and Eurydice” published by Bloomsbury

Orpheus and Eurydice, MSt alumna Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s collaboration with Tom de Freston is now available to order.

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.

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“There is a radical honesty about this book, one which grabs you where it hurts and pulls you in”  Professor Ewan Fernie

“Ground-breaking in its creativity and the fertility of its imagination, it resists easy definitions of classification, and yet, its vulnerability and intimacy also makes it wholly accessible.” –  Claire Trévien

“Exhilarating, visionary and genre-defying.”  Luke Kennard

“A beautiful discourse on modern marriage with images and texts of psychological inter-penetration and comic dissonance.” –  Professor Lydia Goehr’