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The content of these sonnets, appearing comparatively simple at first, resonate far beyond the familiar legend of Orpheus and Eurydice; they have a range that encompasses the Singing God and his beloved Eurydice; legend in general; time; flight and change; architecture, music and dance; and animals, plants, flowers, and fruits.
About the Author
Rainer Maria Rilke is a 20th-century German poet whose work tended to focus on the problems of Christianity in an age of disbelief, solitude, and anxiety. Stephen Cohn is a sculptor, painter, and printmaker.