Best of Rilke by Rainer Rilke
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Best of Rilke
By Rainer Rilke

The Best of Rilke

72 Form-True Verse Translations with Facing Originals, Commentary, and Compact Biography

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Best of Rilke by Rainer Rilke

Book Description

Rainer Maria Rilke s best poems are finally available in translations so faithful yet free flowing that a reader forgets they were not originally written in English. Applying the same principle of form-true rendering that earned him the Bollingen Prize for his translation of Pushkin s Eugene Onegin, poet-translator Walter Arndt boldly claims to reproduce in English for the first time the prosodic identity of Rilke s finest rhymed poems."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780874514612
ISBN-10: 0874514614
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Pages: 213
Imprint: Dartmouth College Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 31-May-1989
Country of Publication: United States

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Letters on God and Letters to a Young Woman by Rainer Rilke Letters on God and Letters to a Young Woman, Paperback (May 2012)

"Letters on God originally published in German by Insel-Verlag under the title eUber Gott, (c)1933 by Insel-Verlag, Leipzig. Letters to a Young Woman originally published in German by Insel-Verlag under the title Briefe an eine junge Frau, (c)1930 by Insel-Verlag, Leipzig."--T.p. verso.

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Author Biography - Rainer Rilke

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. WALTER ARNDT is Sherman Fairchild Professor of Humanities and Professor of Russian Language and Literature, Emeritus, at Dartmouth College. His verse translations include Goethe s Faust (1976) and Pushkin s Eugene Onegin (1963)."

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