The Unknown Rilke: Selected Poems by Rainer Maria RilkeThe Unknown Rilke: Selected Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke

The Unknown Rilke: Selected Poems

byRainer Maria RilkeOtherFranz Wright

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Rilke's importance to the history of literature in the twentieth century is based on the power and memorability of his lyrics, and on his successful struggle to articulate a new vision of the human relation to the rest of creation. Wright’s brilliant translations of some of Rilke’s neglected poems are now widely admired. They are here enhanced by an additional selection and a new introduction by the translator.

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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 Unknown Rilke: Selected PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.56 inPublished:November 20, 1990Publisher:OBERLIN COLLEGE PRESS

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Table of Contents

Translator’s Note
David Sings For Saul
The Rose Window
God in the Middle Ages
Saint Sebastian
The Lace
Before the Summer rain
The King
The Island
Tombs of the Hetaerae
Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes
The Last Judgment
Washing the Corpse
One of the Old Women
The Birth of Mary
The Presentation of Mary in the Temple
The Annunciation
The Visitation of Mary
Joseph’s Suspicion
Annunciation to the Shepherds
The Birth of Christ
Rest on the flight into Egypt
The Marriage at Cana
Before the Passion
Quieting of Mary at the Resurrection
the Death of Mary
Improvisations of the Caprisian Winter
“To drink things dissolved and diluted...”
The Valley
“In the sun-accustomed lane...”
The Blessed
“From time to time...”
“Never mind one day...”
“No, I’m not going to be destroyed...”
Autumn Evening
The Sick Child
From the Night Watches of Sister Godelieve
Walk at Night
“Oh in childhood, God, how easy you were...”
“Oh haven’t you known nights of love...”
“Her smile had become...”
“Being, and confinement...”
Fragment of a Resurrection
To Lou Andreas-Salome
To the Awaited One
“Now we awaken with memories...”
The Raising of Lazarus
The Spanish Trilogy
“You must mourn for a long time...”
“In ignorance before the heavens of my life...”
Christ’s Descent into Hell
“Abandoned in the mountains of the heart...”
“Who can say, when I go to a window...”
“Wood pond, gentle, deep in self-communion...”
To Benvenuta
“The way water surfaces silently...”
Requiem on the Death of a Boy
The Death of Moses
The Lord’s Words to John on Patmos
“We’re drawn to what is unaware of us...”
The Guest
Unfinished Elegy
The Hand
“Regarding my answer I still don’t know...”
Vase Painting (Supper of the Dead)
“We are just mouth...”
“Loss too is ours...”
“Urns, tangled fruit of the poppy...”
“Oh, not to be excluded...”
“Now nothing can prevent me...”
“How should such a book not want to be...”
“Now it is time the gods stepped out...”
“Birds’ voices are starting to praise...”
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