Poems From The Book Of Hours by Maria Rainer RilkePoems From The Book Of Hours by Maria Rainer Rilke

Poems From The Book Of Hours

byMaria Rainer RilkeTranslated byBabette DeutschPreface byUrsula K. Le Guin

Paperback | June 20, 2017

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Although The Book of Hours is the work of Rilke's youth, it contains the germ of his mature convictions. Written as spontaneously as received prayers, these poems celebrate a God who is not the Creator of the Universe but is rather humanity itself, and, above all, that most intensely conscious part of humanity, the artist. Babette Deutsch's classic translations capture the rich harmony and suggestive imagery of the originals, allowing interpretations both religious and philosophical and transporting the reader to new heights of inspirations and musicality.
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is considered one of the greatest poets who ever wrote in the German language. His most famous works are Sonnets to Orpheus, The Duino Elegies, Letters to a Young Poet, and The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. His collected work is comprised of hundreds of other poems, essays, plays, and stories.Babette...
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Title:Poems From The Book Of HoursFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.99 × 5.2 × 0.19 inPublished:June 20, 2017Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811226689

ISBN - 13:9780811226684

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Rilke made the sturdy sonnet, recast the sonorous song. He quickened the German language itself. — Rika Lesser (The Nation)

If Rilke cut himself shaving, he would bleed poetry. — Stephen Spender (The New York Review of Books)