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RILKE, Rainer Maria. Sonnets to Orpheus. Bilingual edition, translated by Edward Snow. New York : North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2004). First thus printing. Pp. (8),vii-xviii,(5),6-122,(2). English and German text side-by-side. 8vo (158 x 235 mm), grey cloth spine, grey paper-covered boards, with black lettering to spine.
"Written only four years before Rilke's death, this sequence of sonnets, varied in form yet consistently structured, stands as the poet's final masterwork. In these meditations on the constant flux of our world and the ephemerality of experience, Rilke envisions death not only as one among many of life's transformations but also as an ideally receptive state of being. Because Orpheus has visited the realm of death and returned to the living, his lyre, a unifying presence in these poems, is an emblem of fluidity and musical transcendence. And Eurydice, condemned to return to Hades as a result of Orpheus's backward glance, becomes in Rilke's universe a mythical figure of consolation and hope."
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Title: Sonnets to Orpheus. First thus edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: North Point Press, New York, 2004: 2004
ISBN Number: 086547611X
ISBN Number 13: 9780865476110
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