Dad and Eurydice

Hilary Mantel mulls over myth, death, music and a production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, mixed up with memories of her ghostlike father and (incongruously) Princess Diana.

The myth that Diana-cult makes me think of isn’t so much Orpheus & Eurydice but rather “The Unquiet Grave”. Maybe even “The Monkey’s Paw”.

[The link for the Mantel-piece snaffled from an entry by lizhand at theinferior4.]

About JE

James Enge is the author of the World-Fantasy-Award-nominated novel Blood of Ambrose (Pyr, April 2009). His latest book is The Wide World's End. His short fiction has appeared in Swords and Dark Magic (Harper Collins, 2010), Black Gate, the Stabby-Award-winning anthology Blackguards and elsewhere.
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