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Description - Poems from the Book of Hours by Rainer Maria Rilke

Although The Book of Hours is the work of Rilke's youth, it contains the germ of his mature convictions. Written as spontaneously received prayers, these poems celebrate a God who is not the Creator of the Universe but rather humanityitself and, above all, that most intensely conscious part of humanity, the artist. Babette Deutsch's classic translations-born from "the pure desire to sing what thepoet sang" (Ursula K. Le Guin)-capture the rich harmony and suggestive imagery of the originals, transporting the reader to new heights of inspiration and musicality.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811227582
ISBN-10: 0811227588
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 150mm x 8mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 23-Jan-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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