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Orchards

Orchards

By Rainer Maria Rilke

Translated by Peter Oram, Alex Barr

Starborn Books, 208pp Hardback ISBN-10189953038X
Series 3 Number 16 - The Dialect of the Tribe

Review by Delphine Grass

Vergers is arguably the most famous of Rilke’s poetry collections written in French. The title itself holds special importance in Rilke’s poetic venture. It was this word that stirred his first impulse to write in the French language while residing in Veyras, Switzerland. Although they are often referred to as Rilke’s ‘simpler’ poems, one could turn...

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Translated by Gillian Allnutt

New Writing North, 2010, ISBN 978 0955882968

The Galloping Stone features writing from people with troubling stories to tell, but it's been an interesting read on my Summer reading pile. Clients, staff and volunteers of The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture North East Office and Gillian Allnutt have contributed to a haunting, optimistic and beautiful volume that also contains stunning accompanying photos. You can't help but be transported by these words as they evoke homelands left behind, journeys survived and futures hoped for. The words in this book stay with you, as does the hope for the writers of them.

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