Sonnets to Orpheus, Paperback


Rilke's "Sonnets to Orpheus" appear simple, even casual, at first reading, but have a content which resonates far beyond the familiar legend of Orpheus and Eurydice.

They take in the Singing God and his beloved Eurydice; "legend" in general, along with "time", "flight" and "change"; architecture, music and dance; animals, plants, flowers and fruits.

The ten letters to the officer-cadet Franz Xavier Kappus, were written between 1903 and 1908.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry
  • ISBN: 9781857544565



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