Letters on Life
By (author) Rainer Rilke
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Letters on Life by Rainer Rilke
Book DescriptionIn this treasury of uncommon wisdom and spiritual insight, the best writings and personal philosophies of one of the twentieth century's greatest poets, Rainer Maria Rilke, are gleaned by Ulrich Baer from thousands of pages of never-before translated correspondence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812969023
(184mm x 142mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rainer Rilke
Duino Elegies, Paperback (May 2013)
Perhaps no cycle of poems in any European language has made so profound and lasting an impact on an English-speaking readership as Rilke's Duino Elegies. This translation was chosen by Phillip Pullman as one of his 40 favourite books.
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 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 (1875 1926) ranks among the great poets of world literature, and was the author of" Duino Elegies" and "Sonnets to Orpheus." ULRICH BAER is the author of Remnants of Song: Trauma and the Experience of Modernity in Charles Baudelaire and Paul Celan, and the editor of 110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11. Baer is associate professor of German and comparative literature at New York University and chair of the German department."
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