Sonnets to Orpheus

Product Number: EB00687895
Released: Oct 31, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834825314
Publisher: Shambhala
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Written during an astonishing outburst of creativity during a period of only two weeks in February 1922, Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus is one of the great poetic works of the twentieth century. Willis Barnstone brings these striking poems into English with an approach honed through years of work on the philosophy of translation, about which he has written extensively. This dual-language edition allows readers to compare versions face-to-face to get a clear sense of the nuances of the translation. Also included is an extensive introduction from the translator that offers a biographical sketch of Rilke and reflects upon the ever-present tension between the poet's passion for life, romance, and adventure, and his yearning for the solitude he desperately needed to dedicate himself fully to his art.

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Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Dec 07, 2004

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Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
Genre: Poetry
Product Number EB00322820
Released: Jun 03, 2014
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781466872677

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