Anita Barrows, a prizewinning poet and clinical psychologist, is the author of four books of her own poetry and the recipient of an NEA grant as well as the Quarterly Review of Literature's Contemporary Poetry Award. She has been a professional translator for more than thirty years.
A Year with Rilke: Daily Readings from the Best of Rainer Maria Rilkeby Anita Barrows, Joanna Macy
One of the most beloved poets of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke is widely celebrated for his depth of insight and timeless relevance. He has influenced generations of writers with his classic Letters to a Young Poet, and his reflections on the divine and our place in the world are disarmingly profound. A Year with Rilke provides the/em>/em>… See more details below
One of the most beloved poets of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke is widely celebrated for his depth of insight and timeless relevance. He has influenced generations of writers with his classic Letters to a Young Poet, and his reflections on the divine and our place in the world are disarmingly profound. A Year with Rilke provides the first ever reading from Rilke for every day of the year, including selections from his luminous poetry, his piercing prose, and his intimate letters and journals. Rilke is a trusted guide amid the bustle of our daily experience, reflecting on such themes as impermanence, the beauty of creation, the voice of God, and the importance of solitude. With new translations from the editors, whose acclaimed translation of Rilke's The Book of Hours won an ardent readership, this collection reveals the depth and breadth of Rilke's acclaimed work.
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Rilke is so deep and beautiful therefore it is often hard for me to read a lot of what he writes at one time. The short daily readings start my day in a reflective way. Sometimes the writing is profound and sometimes I just delight in the beauty of the writing.
Rilke's name barely registered in my consciousness until I heard Krista Tippett refer to him several times in her radio program "On Being". It soon became evident that he was a poet she had closely studied and then, when she interviewed Joanna Macy one of the translators of this volume, I realized I had to get to know him better. That led me to buying a second and a third copy to pass on to other family members. Particularly nice for newcomers to his poetry is that this is a 'calendar' book, one day, one excerpt, a gentle introduction to a fascinating writer.