Orpheus: A Version of Rilke's Die Sonette an Orpheus

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Faber & Faber, 2007 - Orpheus (Greek mythology) - 84 pages
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Rainer Maria Rilke's 55 Sonnets to Orpheus remain a testimony to a writer whose significance other poets continue to testify to. Don Paterson's translation offers a radiant and at times distressing version of the great work.

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About the author (2007)

Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. He works as a musician and editor, and teaches at the University of St Andrews. His most recent collection, Landing Light, won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Poetry.

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