The Unknown Rilke: Selected Poems

The Unknown Rilke: Selected Poems

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Overview

Rilke's importance to the history of literature in the twentieth century is based on the power and memorability of his lyrics, and on his successful struggle to articulate a new vision of the human relation to the rest of creation. Wright’s brilliant translations of some of Rilke’s neglected poems are now widely admired. They are here enhanced by an additional selection and a new introduction by the translator.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780932440563
Publisher: Oberlin College Press
Publication date: 11/20/1990
Series: FIELD Translation Series , #17
Edition description: Trans. from the German
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.53(d)
Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Translator’s Note from NEW POEMS
David Sings For Saul
The Rose Window
God in the Middle Ages
Saint Sebastian
The Lace
Before the Summer rain
The King
The Island
Tombs of the Hetaerae
Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes
Alcetis
The Last Judgment
Washing the Corpse
One of the Old Women
Lullaby
THE LIFE OF MARY
The Birth of Mary
The Presentation of Mary in the Temple
The Annunciation
The Visitation of Mary
Joseph’s Suspicion
Annunciation to the Shepherds
The Birth of Christ
Rest on the flight into Egypt
The Marriage at Cana
Before the Passion
Pieta
Quieting of Mary at the Resurrection the Death of Mary from THE UNCOLLECTED POEMS AND FRAGMENTS (1906-1926)
Improvisations of the Caprisian Winter
“To drink things dissolved and diluted...”
The Valley
“In the sun-accustomed lane...”
The Blessed
Mausoleum
“From time to time...”
“Never mind one day...”
“No, I’m not going to be destroyed...”
Autumn Evening
The Sick Child
From the Night Watches of Sister Godelieve
Walk at Night
“Oh in childhood, God, how easy you were...”
“Oh haven’t you known nights of love...”
Perseus
David
“Her smile had become...”
“Being, and confinement...”
Fragment of a Resurrection
To Lou Andreas-Salome
To the Awaited One
“Now we awaken with memories...”
The Raising of Lazarus
The Spanish Trilogy
“You must mourn for a long time...”
“In ignorance before the heavens of my life...”
Christ’s Descent into Hell
“Abandoned in the mountains of the heart...”
“Who can say, when I go to a window...”
“Wood pond, gentle, deep in self-communion...”
To Benvenuta
“The way water surfaces silently...”
Death
Requiem on the Death of a Boy
The Death of Moses
The Lord’s Words to John on Patmos
“We’re drawn to what is unaware of us...”
The Guest
Unfinished Elegy
The Hand
Baudelaire
“Regarding my answer I still don’t know...”
Vase Painting (Supper of the Dead)
“We are just mouth...”
“Loss too is ours...”
“Urns, tangled fruit of the poppy...”
“Oh, not to be excluded...”
“Now nothing can prevent me...”
“How should such a book not want to be...”
“Now it is time the gods stepped out...”
“Birds’ voices are starting to praise...”
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