Orpheus, the Journey Forward and Backward
Number of pages: 232
Dimensions: 145 mm x 215 mm
Publisher: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla
Orpheus, the Journey Forward and Backward is a modern interpretation of the myth of Orpheus, a subtle psychological narrative in which fragments of the current time and space familiar to us interweave with the plots of the art history of the 20th century, the relationship between a young man and an older woman interlace with a fearful foreboding of war, a craving for a sin – with repentance, and the reality – with memories and fantasies.
A young couple is having breakfast in a recently rented flat. He is listening to the reports about political disturbances on the radio; she rises to her feet slowly, goes across the kitchen and carefully places a cup of coffee on the edge of the sink. The sound of a cup touching the metal sink as if awakens him. Suddenly he realises he can no longer stand the proximity of his beloved.
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Lithuanian Writers' Union Publishing House was established in 1990. Currently we publish around 60 books per year and are ranged between 10 biggest Lithuanian publishing houses. The scope of our publications is wide: new books by Lithuanian authors, including prose, poetry, essays, memoirs and critical studies, also the first books by young authors, books from the literary canon and exiled authors as well as translations of elite foreign literature.