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Rilke's sonnets to Orpheus : philosophical and critical perspectives

Author: Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge; Luke Fischer
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written in three weeks of creative inspiration in 1922, Rainer Maria Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus are well known for their enigmatic power and lyrical intensity. The essays in this volume forge a new path in illuminating the philosophical significance of this late masterpiece. The volume features eight essays by philosophers, literary critics, and Rilke scholars, which approach a number of the central themes and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rilke's sonnets to Orpheus
New York : Oxford University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018054942
Named Person: Rainer Maria Rilke; Rainer Maria Rilke; Rainer Maria Rilke; Rainer Maria Rilke
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge; Luke Fischer
ISBN: 9780190685423 0190685425 9780190685416 0190685417
OCLC Number: 1074319946
Description: x, 290 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Interiority, world-disclosure, and constructivism --
On inwardness and place in Rilke's sonnets to Orpheus --
Rilke on formally disclosing the meaning of things --
The modernism of the sonnets to Orpheus: abstraction and figurality --
Part II. Death, love, and the beyond --
Beyond existentialism: the Orphic unity of life and death --
Love in paramyth: on Rilke's figuration of the Orpheus myth --
The feminine in Rilke's sonnets to Orpheus: a philosophy of productive deprivation --
Part III. Ecocriticism and animal ethics --
The imaginative ecology of Rilke's sonnets to Orpheus --
The Pozzo sonnet: Rilke and the killing of the doves.
Responsibility: edited by Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge and Luke Fischer.

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This volume sheds new light on the philosophical significance of Rilke's late masterpiece The Sonnets to Orpheus (1923). The volume features eight essays by philosophers, literary critics, and Rilke  Read more...

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