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ISBN13: 9780393309317
ISBN10: 0393309312
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The "Duino Elegies" speak in a voice that is both intimate and majestic on the mysteries of human life and our attempt, in the words of the translator, "to use our self-consciousness to some advantage: to transcend, through art and the imagination, our self-deception and our fear".

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traciemorell, March 22, 2013 (view all comments by traciemorell)
If ever there was a book more important than the Bible itself, it is Duino Elegies. Rilke's mastery of language is beyond that of an ordinary poet. Duino Elegies is a masterpiece which functions much like a guide on life. It does not offer moral codes, rather, it reveals what it truly means to be human. Duino Elegies is written as ten separate and distinct poems; however, to read the Elegies consecutively is to go through a process of human transformation. Indeed, if you read the book with a critical eye, you will end up a person altered in one way or another, and I suspect that even the worst of translations has much to offer the critical reader. However, the David Young translation is, in my opinion, one of the best translations available to date. Read this book; you will be a changed person from it.
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ISBN:
9780393309317
Translator:
David, Young
Author:
Rilke, Ranier Maria
Author:
Rilke, Rainer Maria
Author:
David, Young
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Continental european
Publication Date:
August 1992
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
101
Dimensions:
7.73x5.27x.32 in. .26 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The "Duino Elegies" speak in a voice that is both intimate and majestic on the mysteries of human life and our attempt, in the words of the translator, "to use our self-consciousness to some advantage: to transcend, through art and the imagination, our self-deception and our fear".
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