The Complete French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke
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Complete French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke by Rainer Rilke
Book DescriptionIt isn't widely known that Rilke, who ranked as one of the finest writers for his work in German, also wrote over 400 poems in French. The French poems were written toward the end of Rilke's life, after producing his masterworks, the Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus. The French poems give new significance and dimension to Rilke's cannon.' - Chicago Sun Times'
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781555973612
(228mm x 150mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Publisher: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rainer Rilke
Sonnets to Orpheus, Paperback (October 2012)
In fifty-five sonnets, Rilke plays an astonishing set of philosophical and sensual variations on the Orpheus myth. 'Praising, that's it!' he declares; nature, art, love, time, childhood, technology, poverty, justice - all are encompassed in poems that spark with insight and invention, amongst the joyful and light-footed that Rilke ever wrote.
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.
Letters to a Young Poet, Paperback (April 2012)
At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer cadet, advising him on writing, love, sex, suffering and the nature of advice itself; these profound and lyrical letters have since become hugely influential for writers and artists of all kinds. This edition deals with these letters.
Pure Contradiction: Selected Poems, Paperback (January 2012)» View all books by Rainer Rilke
This selection of poems from throughout Rilke's creative output is arranged chronologically, placing poems of similar themes and / or modes of expression close to one another, making bed-fellows of poems rarely seen together. The aim is to illuminate the underlying themes which Rilke said he had arrived at very early in his life
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Author Biography - Rainer Rilke
Rainer Maria Rilke was born in Prague in 1875 and traveled throughout Europe for much of his adult life, returning frequently to Paris. There he came under the influence of the sculptor Auguste Rodin and produced much of his finest verse, most notably the two volumes of "New Poems" as well as the great modernist novel "The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge." Among his other books of poems are "The Book of Images" and "The Book of Hours." He lived the last years of his life in Switzerland, where he completed his two poetic masterworks, the "Duino Elegies" and "Sonnets to Orpheus." He died of leukemia in December 1926. The acclaimed poet, translator, critic, and publisher A. Poulin, Jr., was born in Maine in 1938. A Professor of English at the State University of New York College of Brockport, he received a translator's grant from The National Endowment for the Arts, among many other honors. His books include "In Advent: Poems"; "A. Poulin, Jr., Selected Poems"; and the widely used textbook "Contemporary American Poetry," which he edited. Poulin was also the founding editor/publisher of BOA Editions. He died in 1996.
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