Open Letters review of Orfeo

“Book Review: Orfeo,” by Steve Donoghue, Open Letters Monthly, August 2015. “… although Time magazine has never announced him the Great American Novelist, he’s got a better claim to the title than any other writer in the country. When he dream-adapts some mythic source material, the result will always be worth intense scrutiny, even if the source material itself necessitates a structure as controlled and inescapable as a bobsled course…. Powers’ almost manic verbal inventiveness finds its way into every single crevice of Orfeo….”

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