Stories of God: A New Translation

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Composed in 1899 when Rilke was only twenty-three, the interconnected tales of Stories of God were inspired by a trip to Russia the young poet had made the year previously. It is said that the vastness of the Russian landscape and the profound spirituality he perceived in the simple people he met led him to an experience of finding God in all things, and to the conviction that God seeks to be known by us as passionately as we might seek to know God.

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Overview

Composed in 1899 when Rilke was only twenty-three, the interconnected tales of Stories of God were inspired by a trip to Russia the young poet had made the year previously. It is said that the vastness of the Russian landscape and the profound spirituality he perceived in the simple people he met led him to an experience of finding God in all things, and to the conviction that God seeks to be known by us as passionately as we might seek to know God.

All the great themes of Rilke's later powerful and complex poetry can be found in the Stories of God , yet their charming, folktale-like quality has made them among the most accessible of Rilke's works, beloved by all ages.

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"Fluent and engaging."— Library Journal
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There is good reason to believe that contemporary America's favorite poet is Rilke, though he never saw this country and died almost 80 years ago. Translations of his poems never fail to arouse the greatest interest, and his words are frequently heard at weddings and other ceremonies of passage. Kohn has retranslated Rilke's fictional response to his reading in Russian Orthodox folk spirituality, and the result is fluent and engaging. For most collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590300381
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/27/2003
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,420,912
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) is widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. His works include Duino Elegies, The Sonnets to Orpheus, and Letters to a Young Poet.

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Table of Contents

The Tale of God's Hands 1
The Stranger 12
Why the Dear Lord Wants There to Be Poor People 17
How Treachery Came to Russia 24
How Old Timofei Died Singing 32
The Song of Justice 41
A Scene from the Venice Ghetto 53
The Man Who Listened to Stones 62
How the Thimble Came to Be the Dear Lord 67
A Tale of Death with a Strange Postscript 75
An Association That Arose Out of a Crying Need 85
The Beggar and the Proud Maiden 97
A Story Told to the Darkness 105
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