Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Complete French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke by Rainer Rilke

It 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'

Buy The Complete French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke by Rainer Rilke from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781555973612
ISBN-10: 1555973612
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 150mm x 29mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Publisher: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - The Complete French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke by Rainer Rilke

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Complete French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke book by Rainer Rilke and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


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.

Books By Rainer Rilke

Duino Elegies by Rainer Rilke
Paperback, May 2013
$19.76
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Rilke
Paperback, April 2012
$15.29
Pure Contradiction: Selected Poems by Rainer Rilke
Paperback, January 2012
$21.24