translated from the French by Peter Oram and Alex Barr
Of the over 400 poems that Rilke wrote in French, the cycle Vergers is probably the most important. Orchards is a new translation of that work, in which Rilke explores in concise and almost epigrammatic verses the relationship between the poet, his sources of inspiration and the reader.
Also included in this volume is an essay by Peter Oram which discusses the extraordinarily complex structure, based on principles of symmetry and the Golden Section, underlying this work.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
- Format: Hardback