Sonnets to Orpheus

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  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Sonnets to Orpheus
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 0393328856

About the Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke is considered one of the German language s greatest 20th century poets His haunting images tend to focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.He wrote in both verse and a highly lyrical prose His two mos Rainer Maria Rilke is considered one of the German language s greatest 20th century poets His haunting images tend to focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.He wrote in both verse and a highly lyrical prose His two most famous verse sequences are the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies his two most famous prose works are the Letters to a Young Poet and the semi autobiographical The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge He also wrotethan 400 poems in French, dedicated to his homeland of choice, the canton of Valais in Switzerland


Sonnets to Orpheus To Rilke Himself The Sonnets To Orpheus Were Perhaps The Most Mysterious In The Way They Came Up And Entrusted Themselves To Me, The Most Enigmatic Dictation I Have Ever Held Through And Achieved The Whole First Part Was Written Down In A Single Breathless Act Of Obedience, Between The 2nd And 5th Of February, Without One Word Being Doubtful Or Having To Be Changed With Facing Page German.

10 thoughts on “Sonnets to Orpheus

  1. says:

    It s a shame I couldn t have read Sonnets to Orpheus in the original text, but alas, my German is not up to scratch Whilst writing in 1922 on his deeply philosophical Duino Elegies, and experiencing what he described as a savage creative storm Rilke wrote these extraordinary, darkly bewildering and joyful cycle of sonnets, 55 of them in fact, one just as good as the other, like an album with no filler They are, Rilke wrote later, perhaps most mysterious even to me, in the manner in which th It s a shame I couldn t have read Sonnets to Orpheus in the original text, but alas, my German is not up t...

  2. says:

    Das erste Buch, das ich habe auf Deutsch gelesen Ich liebte Rilke von anfang an Fantastisches buch.

  3. says:

    Even as the farmer laborsthere where the seed turns into summer,it is not his work It is Earth who gives.Despite the parched ground it is but a shade of spring outside The world appears geared to disrupt such edenic days with t...

  4. says:

    ld rmek, bir d avurumu durmadan yol alan kederimizin

  5. says:

    In A Portrait of the Artist, Joyce or the stand in for his youth, at least says that art should invoke a stillness in one s being This collection of poetry exemplifies such an invocation It s occasionally almost Emersonian in its description of nature and sensuous life, but farserene, gentle, inclusive Its effect is cumulative, rather than based on the power of individual verses, but I ll toss up a favorite quote anyway A few notes of music, a tapping, a faint hum you girls, so wa In A Portrait of the Artist, Joyce or the stand in for his youth, at least says that art should invoke a stillness in one s being This collection of poetry exemplifies such an invocation It s occasionally almost Emersonian in its description of nature and sensu...

  6. says:

    A classic, certainly But I always feel like I m missing out on most of the music when I read poetry in translation.

  7. says:

    Rilke s Sonnets to Orpheus were written, remarkably, in a few weeks in a kind creative overflow after finishing The Duino Elegies, a group of ten poems that took Rilke ten years to write Hearing these poems in German is a memorable experience even if you don t know the language They are little technical masterpieces, with very strong rhythmic structures, and the rhyme of a classical Petrarchian sonnet Of course, all the structure and form is lost in translation, but they still read remark Rilke s Sonnets to Orpheus were written, remarkably, in a few weeks in a kind creative overflow after finishing The Duino Elegies, a group of ten poems that took Rilke ten years to write Hearing these poems in German is a memorable experience even if you don t know the language They are little technical masterpieces, with very strong rhythmic structures, and the rhyme of a classical Petrarchian sonnet Of course, all the structure and form is lost in translation, but they still read remarkably well in English, largely because of the Rilke s imaginary Over the years I ve read many recent English translations, but, in the end, I still prefer the Herter Norton translation, which was first published in 194...

  8. says:

    This book was bought for me on one of the most romantic and fulfilling evenings of my short life Fresh from the Met s Orfeo ed Euridice wandering into a bookshop in the East Village, and returning home to a mind gasm of reading aloud with someone I care dearly for This co...

  9. says:

    There is this cemetery I used to go for a walk It never felt like a cemetery, but a huge park full of tall trees and bizarre and beautiful sculptures and lazy cats One day I came back there with a friend and accidentally we crashed into a funeral A hearse, a woman crying, my friend saying that we better go, we better go, but he was too cold to feel any of that I just felt guilty to be there, to be here, to be alive I still wash my hands compulsively as to remove the scent of a candle and th There is this cemetery I used to go for a walk It never felt like a cemetery, but a huge park full of tall trees and bizarre and beautiful sculptures and lazy cats One day I came back there with a friend and accidentally we crashed into a funeral A hearse, a woman crying, my friend saying that we better go, we better go, but he was too cold to feel any of that I just felt guilty to be there, to be here, to be alive I still wash my hands compulsively as to remove the scent of a candle and the hint of death Ironically enough on the same day I picked up this book in a library and evenironically my grandfather died a few days after Reading these poems was really precious to me.The story behi...

  10. says:

    While I found some of these sonnets thought provoking, they were mostly too obscure difficult to understand for me I appreciated the translator s notes and made extensive use of them but Rilke s philosophy about death was enigmatic And the allusions to Orpheus and Eurydice were veiled to say the...

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