Duino Elegies

Duino Elegies

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by Rainer Maria Rilke
     
 

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A new translation of the great Rilke cycle of poems.See more details below

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A new translation of the great Rilke cycle of poems.

Editorial Reviews

Brian Phillips
For a decade and a half...snow has gradually been building a reputation as Rilke's best contemporary translator in English. His version of the Elegies should cement that reputation, and elevate it: Snow may be the best translator that Rilke has ever had.
The New Republic
Booknews
Waterfield who received a doctorate in classics and English literature at Christ Church, Oxford and has worked as a music instructor in the UK and Germany, offers what he considers a poetic, rather than literal, translation of Rainer Marie Rilke's "The Duino Elegies." A brief introduction to Rilke and this collection of poems, is followed by both the original German and English translation of the ten elegies, with additional introductions before each poem. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931243070
Publisher:
Green Integer Books
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Series:
Green Integer Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angelic

orders? And even if one of them pressed me

suddenly to his heart: I'd be consumed

in his stronger existence. For beauty is nothing

but the beginning of terror, which we can just barely endure,

and we stand in awe of it as it coolly disdains

to destroy us. Every angel is terrifying.

-from "The First Elegy"

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"Far and away Rilke's best contemporary translator."

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