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Orpheus: A Version of Raine Maria Rilke-SIGNED & DATED FIRST PRINTING

Paterson, Don

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ISBN 10: 0571222684 / ISBN 13: 9780571222681
Editorial: Faber and Faber, London, 2006
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Fine first printing in fine dustwrapper. Signed and dated by the poet to the title page: 'Don Paterson 28/05/11' . Signed by the poet at the Hay Festival. N° de ref. de la librería 004058

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Título: Orpheus: A Version of Raine Maria ...

Editorial: Faber and Faber, London

Año de publicación: 2006

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition

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Published in 1923, near the end of his life, the fifty-five Sonnets to "Orpheus" were completed in less than a month and famously described by Rilke as 'perhaps the most mysterious - in the way they arrived and entrusted themselves to me - the most enigmatic dictation I have ever received: the whole first part was taken down in a single breathless act of obedience, between the 2nd and 5th of February 1922, without one word being in doubt or having to be changed.' The result was both a masterpiece of German literature and a landmark of modern poetry, pondering the dismembered fate of Orpheus in a belated world - the mythical poet and son of Apollo who could enchant beasts and birds and spirits with his song, and who might have brought his Eurydice back from the dead, had he not turned to look before she set foot in the world of the living...Don Paterson's translation is an act of intensely sustained creative attention, which has produced new poems of remarkable independence. At the same time - and for the first time - the lucidity of this great sequence has been honoured, as well as Rilke's intuition that 'it was the task of transforming the sonnet, of picking it up and, as it were, taking it along on the run, without destroying it, that was in this instance my particular problem and my project.'

About the Author:

Don Paterson has won the T. S. Eliot Prize (twice), the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Prize.

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