The Best of Rilke: 72 Form-True Verse Translations with Facing Originals, Commentary, and Compact Biography by Rainer Maria RilkeThe Best of Rilke: 72 Form-True Verse Translations with Facing Originals, Commentary, and Compact Biography by Rainer Maria Rilke

The Best of Rilke: 72 Form-True Verse Translations with Facing Originals, Commentary, and Compact…

byRainer Maria RilkeTranslated byWalter ArndtOtherCyrus Hamlin

Paperback | February 1, 1991

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Rainer Maria Rilke’s best poems are finally available in translations so faithful yet free flowing that a reader forgets they were not originally written in English. Applying the same principle of “form-true” rendering that earned him the Bollingen Prize for his translation of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin, poet-translator Walter Arndt boldly claims to reproduce in English for the first time the prosodic identity of Rilke’s finest rhymed poems.
RAINER MARIA RILKE was born in Prague in 1875. After a motley education at military and business schools and at Prague’s Charles University, he traveled in Europe, Russia, Egypt, and Tunsinia. In addition to Sonnets to Orpheus, Rilke’s works include the Duino Elegies, The Book of Pictures, Poems from the Book of Hours, New Poems, and ...
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Title:The Best of Rilke: 72 Form-True Verse Translations with Facing Originals, Commentary, and Compact…Format:PaperbackDimensions:213 pages, 8.95 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:February 1, 1991Publisher:Dartmouth College PressLanguage:English

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“I was never a devotee of Rilke’s, but reading Walter Arndt’s translation has made a convert of me. His renderings are an ideal introduction to Rilke for a literate and lyrically receptive general readership. Frost used to say that poetry is what is lost in translation, but Arndt has made me question that simplistic statement.” - Wallace Stegner