Takes the reader through the journey of a myth-where Orpheus becomes an Orpheus-Christus, a courtly knight and the writer of love lyrics.
"Original and admirable . . . Friedman ties these studies together in a beautifully documented, well written book which would be a fine addition to any library."—Choice
"This learned, illuminating and delightful book shows a masterly breadth of range, covering the classical, Jewish, patristic and medieval material, both literary and iconographical."—Heythrop Journal
John Block Friedman, visiting professor of English at Kent State University, Salem, and professor emeritus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.