The Best of Rilke: 72 Form-True Verse Translations with Facing Originals, Commentary, and Compact Biography

The Best of Rilke: 72 Form-True Verse Translations with Facing Originals, Commentary, and Compact Biography

by Rainer Maria Rilke
     
 

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Rainer Maria Rilke’s best poems are finally available in translations so faithful yet free flowing that a reader forgets they were not originally written in English. Applying the same principle of “form-true” rendering that earned him the Bollingen Prize for his translation of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin, poet-translator Walter Arndt boldly claims…  See more details below

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Rainer Maria Rilke’s best poems are finally available in translations so faithful yet free flowing that a reader forgets they were not originally written in English. Applying the same principle of “form-true” rendering that earned him the Bollingen Prize for his translation of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin, poet-translator Walter Arndt boldly claims to reproduce in English for the first time the prosodic identity of Rilke’s finest rhymed poems.

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ISBN-13:
9780874514612
Publisher:
Dartmouth College Press
Publication date:
02/01/1991
Edition description:
Bilingual German-English ed.
Pages:
213
Sales rank:
1,356,410
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Meet the Author

RAINER MARIA RILKE was born in Prague in 1875. After a motley education at military and business schools and at Prague’s Charles University, he traveled in Europe, Russia, Egypt, and Tunsinia. In addition to Sonnets to Orpheus, Rilke’s works include the Duino Elegies, The Book of Pictures, Poems from the Book of Hours, New Poems, and The Notebook of Malte Laurids Brigge. Rilke died in 1926.

WALTER ARNDT is Sherman Fairchild Professor of Humanities and Professor of Russian Language and Literature, Emeritus, at Dartmouth College. His verse translations include Goethe’s Faust (1976) and Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin (1963).

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