The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke: Bilingual Edition (English and German Edition) (German)
Paperback – March 13, 1989
by Rainer Maria Rilke (Author), Stephen Mitchell (Editor, Translator), Robert Hass (Introduction)
"This miracle of a book, perhaps the most beautiful group of poetic translations this century has ever produced," (Chicago Tribune) should stand as the definitive English language version.
Rilke's poems, in the original German and English translation, show his concern with romantic transformations and spiritual quests
This book brings together, in addition to many other poems, selections from The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, Duino Elegies, The Sonnets to Orpheus, and The Book of Hours.
Originally published: New York: Random House, 1982.;Includes index.;Parallel German text and English translation.
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) studied literature, art history, and philosophy in both Munich and Prague and is often considered one of the German language's greatest twentieth-century poets. His two most famous verse sequences are the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies; his two most famous prose works are Letters to a Young Poet and the semiautobiographical The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.
Parallel German text and English translation.The influence and popularity of Rilke’s poetry in America have never been greater than they are today, more than fifty years after his death. Rilke is unquestionably the most significant and compelling poet of romantic transformation, of spiritual quest, that the twentieth century has known. His poems of ecstatic identification Parallel German text and English translation.The influence and popularity of Rilke’s poetry in America have never been greater than they are today, more than fifty years after his death. Rilke is unquestionably the most significant and compelling poet of romantic transformation, of spiritual quest, that the twentieth century has known. His poems of ecstatic identification with the world exert a seemingly endless fascination for contemporary readers.In Stephen Mitchell’s versions, many readers feel that they have discovered an English rendering that captures the lyric intensity, fluency, and reach of Rilke’s poe
Paperback: 356 pages
Publisher: Vintage (March 13, 1989)
Language: English, German
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
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