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Duino Elegies and Other Selected Poems

Duino Elegies and Other Selected Poems

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by Rainer Maria Rilke
     
 

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Duino Elegies

are the ten magnificent poems that defined the Austrian poet, Rainer

Maria Rilke's artistic vision of life, death, eternity, and the human

condition. Marie

von Thurn und Taxis-Hohenlohe invited Rilke to stay at her castle in

Duino, on

the coast of the Adriatic Sea near Trieste.

He stayed alone in the castle for about four months and, on a

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Duino Elegies

are the ten magnificent poems that defined the Austrian poet, Rainer

Maria Rilke's artistic vision of life, death, eternity, and the human

condition. Marie

von Thurn und Taxis-Hohenlohe invited Rilke to stay at her castle in

Duino, on

the coast of the Adriatic Sea near Trieste.

He stayed alone in the castle for about four months and, on a cold day in

January, 1912, when he was contemplating how to answer a business letter that

he received, he walked out into the freezing windy morning and, walking along a

path by the bastions looking down at the violent waves of the Adriatic a couple

of hundred feet below him, he heard someone speak, but when he turned around,

he was alone and the voice that he heard spoke the famous opening lines of the

First Elegy: "Wer, wenn ich schriee, hörte mich denn aus der Engel/ Ordnungen?"

("Who,

if I cried out, would hear me among the

Angelic/ Orders?"). Dr. Gartner presents a new translation of

Rilke's magnum opus as well as of a selection of ten famous poems from

Rilke's collected works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434367976
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
693,940
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)

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