Duino Elegies and the Sonnets of Orpheus

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Long considered the definitive English translation of Rilke’s brilliant and haunting masterworks, A. Poulin’s edition of Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus provides an essential introduction to some of the most passionate and intensely creative visionary poetry of the twentieth century. With a new foreword by the esteemed poet Mark Doty and a fresh new design, Poulin’s revered translation is certain to acquaint a new generation of readers with the works of Rilke.

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Overview

Long considered the definitive English translation of Rilke’s brilliant and haunting masterworks, A. Poulin’s edition of Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus provides an essential introduction to some of the most passionate and intensely creative visionary poetry of the twentieth century. With a new foreword by the esteemed poet Mark Doty and a fresh new design, Poulin’s revered translation is certain to acquaint a new generation of readers with the works of Rilke.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618565894
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Language: German
  • Edition description: Bilingual Edition: English & German
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 806,579
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rainer Maria Rilke (18751926) is one of the most widely read poets of the twentieth century.
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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    For the home, for the cottage.

    These translations of (perhaps) Rilke's finest poems belong on a shelf within easy reach. Read them often; read from them often. If you are fortunte enough to read German, this bilingual edition wil have you comparing German to English across the facing pages, perhaps teasing from you a translation of your own for a phrase here, there an idiom more appealing to your ear. More likely you will simply read what is given, with pleasure and gratitude.

    Is there a cottage on a lake, in the wood, by the sea in your plans this summer? Bring this with you to illuminate the night when the world becomes very still.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2007

    NOW I LOVE POETRY!

    Rainer Maria Rilke has finally allowed me to enjoy poetry! Admittedly, I love almost everything that has to do with German culture, but Rilke truly stands out. This poetry is beautiful whether read in German or in the supberb translation by Paulin. The poetry not only blew me away with its beautiful imagery but also caused me to truly think about life. So wonderful!

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