The Sonnets to Orpheus. Presentation of the Ukrainian translationAdd to calendar To the event
National Yaroslav the Wise Library, publishing house Discursus
Book Forces of Ukraine
Online presentation and meeting with the author of the translation Halyna Petrosanyak (Switzerland).
The Sonnets to Orpheus are a cycle of poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. He wrote the 55 sonnets in February 1922 at Muzot casstle in Switzerland. Rilke describes his work in the subtitle as as "a memorial for Wera Ouckama Knoop". The girl was a dancer and died of leukemia at the age of eighteen.
The sonnets to Orpheus are full of archaic motifs, including reminiscences to the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. At the same time, they present the poet's reflections on his contemporaneity, the modern age.
New Ukrainian translation!
2022, “The Sonnets to Orpheus” was published in Ukrainian by the Discursus publishing house, translated by Halyna Petrosanyak. The book was published with the support of the Austrian Cooperation Office Lviv.
Halyna Petrosanyak is a Ukrainian poet, literary critic and translator from German.
The conversation will be moderated by Yaroslav Carpets, writer, journalist, literary critic, founder of the "Book Forces of Ukraine" project.