Sonnets to Orpheus (Paperback)

Sonnets to Orpheus By Rainer Maria Rilke, M. D. Herter Norton (Translated by) Cover Image
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One of the literary masterpieces of the century, this translation is now presented with facing-page German.

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.

About the Author

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926), the author of Sonnets to Orpheus, Duino Elegies and Letters to a Young Poet, was one of the greatest poets of the German language.

M.D.H. Norton (1894–1985) was cofounder of W. W. Norton & Company, now the oldest and largest publisher owned wholly by its employees.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393328851
ISBN-10: 0393328856
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 17th, 2006
Pages: 162
Language: English