Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Rilke
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Sonnets to Orpheus
By Rainer Rilke

Sonnets to Orpheus

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Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Rilke

Book Description

Rilke's "Sonnets to Orpheus" appear simple, even casual, at first reading, but have a content which resonates far beyond the familiar legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. They take in the Singing God and his beloved Eurydice; "legend" in general, along with "time", "flight" and "change"; architecture, music and dance; animals, plants, flowers and fruits. The ten letters to the officer-cadet Franz Xavier Kappus, were written between 1903 and 1908.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857544565
ISBN-10: 1857544560
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 137mm x 19mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Rilke Sonnets to Orpheus, Paperback (October 2012)

In fifty-five sonnets, Rilke plays an astonishing set of philosophical and sensual variations on the Orpheus myth. 'Praising, that's it!' he declares; nature, art, love, time, childhood, technology, poverty, justice - all are encompassed in poems that spark with insight and invention, amongst the joyful and light-footed that Rilke ever wrote.

Letters on God and Letters to a Young Woman by Rainer Rilke Letters on God and Letters to a Young Woman, Paperback (May 2012)

"Letters on God originally published in German by Insel-Verlag under the title eUber Gott, (c)1933 by Insel-Verlag, Leipzig. Letters to a Young Woman originally published in German by Insel-Verlag under the title Briefe an eine junge Frau, (c)1930 by Insel-Verlag, Leipzig."--T.p. verso.

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Rilke Letters to a Young Poet, Paperback (April 2012)

At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer cadet, advising him on writing, love, sex, suffering and the nature of advice itself; these profound and lyrical letters have since become hugely influential for writers and artists of all kinds. This edition deals with these letters.

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Author Biography - Rainer Rilke

RAINER MARIA RILKE (1875-1926) is widely regarded as the greatest German language poet since Goethe. Rilke worked for some time as Rodin's secretary at Meudon, and the sculptor's example lies behind the `new' bias of the poems of 1907 and 1908. These Neue Gedichte-the New Poems-are among the most accessible works by this outstanding lyric poet.

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