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New Directions Paperbook #408: Poems from the Book of Hours: Das Stundenbuchby Rainer Maria Rilke
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Rilke, Poems from the Book of Hours. Bilingual Edition.
The God they celebrate is not the Creator of the universe, but seems rather the creation of humanity: the artists. Rewarding alike for the richness of their harmonies and the suggestiveness of their imagery, these lyrics allow of interpretations acceptable both to the religious and to the philosophical mind.
About the Author
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.
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