The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 30, 2013 - Poetry - 400 pages
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"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.


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User Review  - Arctic-Stranger - LibraryThing

This was the first volume of Rilke I read, and maybe I am blinded by the whole "first love" thing, but I think it is the best translation. There is a good overall selection of his poetry, including ... Read full review

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User Review  - agricolaoval - LibraryThing

Extremely uneven poet. His works range from exasperating religious crap to gems like Book of Images, Sonnets to Orpheus and Duino Elegies. At his best he makes his impact by his extraordinary ... Read full review

Contents

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FROM
ANHANG
Fragment Einer Elegie
Imaginärer Lebenslauf
Handinneres Schwerkraft Ô Lacrimosa Jetzt wär es Zeit daß Götter träten aus
THE BOOKOF HOURS 1905
FROM
SONETTEANORPHEUS 1923
Idol
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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.

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