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Poetry Sonnets to Orpheus

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Rilke

Rilke's interest is to celebrate the power of poetry and music and inspiration in human life. He does this with his series of 52 sonnets. They were not written in sonnet form, but instead in free verse. They are thus more like odes which celebrate the magic and beauty which can be found in the world around us. One of them even celebrates the taste of fruit. And sadness enters into them too, for Rilke was still grieving for the death of an angelic teenage girl who died young and whom he had known during her long illness. He thus tries to deal with the mystery of death and to reconcile death with joy in living. He considers what hides in the depths of mirrors when we are not in the room, he celebrates acrobatic flying, he looks for beauty in all of its forms.

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Series Poetry Title Sonnets to Orpheus
Subject German Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date October 2021 Authors Rainer Maria Rilke / Robert Temple
Binding Paperback Pages 70
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 152
ESB Code 56444 ISBN 9781913378004
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £9.99

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