Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 16, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

King of Silver, King of Gold (Hadestown #7)

Is it possible that Hades is a tragic figure, driven by loneliness, jealousy, and doubt? Orpheus imagines Hades as a King of Pain, trapped in the spider web of his own emotions… “He thinks of his wife in the arms of the sun And jealousy fuels him and feeds him and fills him With doubt that she’ll never come – Dread that she’ll never come …

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October 14, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Way Down Under the Ground (Hadestown #6)

The day comes when Persephone must return to the Underworld, and the train comes to pick her up.  “Winter’s nigh and summer’s o’er Hear that high and lonesome sound Of my husband coming for To bring me home to Hadestown…” “That was not six months!” she cries, when he arrives. “I missed you,” said Hades, love in his eyes… She’s not blind to his faults …

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