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Sonnets to Orpheus: With Letters to a Young Poet

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Hardcover, 215 pages
Published April 12th 2002 by Routledge (first published 2002)
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"if you truly possess this love for lesser things and if, by serving them, you can quietly win the trust of things that seem humble -- then everything will grow easier for you."

The Sonnets did nothing for me, but I can probably chalk a lot of that up to translation.

It was the Letters that I admired. I don't entirely trust the assertions -- that a poet needs to travel further and further inward, distanced as much as possible from the book-business and literary circles. But when I do want to belie
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Rainer Maria Rilke is considered one of the German language's greatest 20th century poets.

His haunting images tend to focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety — themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.

He wrote in both verse and a highly lyrical prose. His two mos
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