The Last Song of Orpheus
by Robert Silverberg
Review by Mel Jacob
Subterranean Press Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596063105
Date: 30 September 2010 List Price $25.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
The first major piece from Robert Silverberg since 2003, The Song of Orpheus, retells the stories and legends associated with the musician. Silverberg relates it in storyteller fashion. Orpheus is doomed to repeat the cycle of his life forever. The son of Apollo, he is given the gift of music, but it has a price. As told by Silverberg, Orpheus is tempered by the gods with love and death. He ends making a sacrifice of himself, but must repeat the cycle forever. From official release/information:
Product Description: In the course of his extraordinary--and prolific--career, Robert Silverberg has made an enormous contribution to imaginative literature. In The Last Song of Orpheus, his longest story in more than a decade, Silverberg has given us one of his most remarkable accomplishments, a resonant recreation of one of the central myths of western civilization.
(Source: Subterranean Press)