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Sonnets to Orpheus - Bilingual Edition

English · Paperback / Softback

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Informationen zum Autor C.F. MacIntyre (d.1967) was well known as a translator. In addition to works by Rilke, he translated Goethe's Faust and many of the French symbolists: Nerval, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Corbière, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Laforgue, and Valéry. His volumes of original poems include The Black Bull, Cafés and Cathedrals, and Poems. Klappentext Breath, you invisible poem! Pure exchange unceasing between the great ether and our existence. Counterweight in which I rhythmically occur.RAINER MARIA RILKE was one of Germany's most important poets. His influences include the paintings of the Worpswedders and the French Impressionists, the sculpture of Rodin (to whom he was both friend and secretary), and the poetry of Baudelaire, Verlaine, Mallarme and other symbolists. His poetry is innovative, enigmatic, and entertainingly idiosyncratic. C. F. MacIntyre's translations are both true to the original and poetic, and in each book he includes as introduction and notes. German text faces the English translation.Written with astonishing rapidity in two weeks of February, 1922, when Rilke was finally completing the Duino Elegies that had occupied him intermittently for a decade, Sonnets to Orpheus is a series of fifty-five brilliant and affirmative songs. It is in a sense a spontaneous creative dividend generated by a larger work. Because the sonnets were written only four years before Rilke's death, they belong properly to his final and philosophic period, and offer a sharp and striking contrast to the less mystical Das Buch der Bilder and Neue Gedichte. Zusammenfassung Written with astonishing rapidity in two weeks of February 1922, when Rilke was finally completing the "Duino Elegies" that had occupied him intermittently for a decade, this book is a series of 55 songs. This edition includes an introduction and notes. German text faces the English translation.

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Authors Rainer Rilke, Rainer M. Rilke, Rainer Maria Rilke
Assisted by C. F. Macintyre (Translation)
Publisher University Of California Press
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 16.05.2001
 
EAN 9780520229228
ISBN 978-0-520-22922-8
No. of pages 160
Dimensions 110 mm x 185 mm x 15 mm
Subject Fiction > Poetry, drama

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