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Begun in 1912 at the castle of Duino near Trieste, these ten Elegies were finally completed, after a decade of sporadic and protracted creation, at the Château Muzot in the Swiss Valais. Rilke considered them his greatest achievement, and, as MacIntyre suggests, they are "among the great and unforgettable poetry of the world."

Rainer Maria Rilke was one of Germany's most important poets. His influences include the paintings of the Worpswedders and the French Impressionists, the sculpture of Rodin (to whom he was both friend and secretary), and the poetry of Baudelaire, Verlaine, Mallarmé, and other symbolists. His poetry is innovative, enigmatic, and entertainingly idiosyncratic. C.F. MacIntyre's translations are both true to the original and poetic in their own right, and in each book he includes an introduction and notes. German text faces the English translation.

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Begun in 1912 at the castle of Duino near Trieste, these ten Elegies were finally completed, after a decade of sporadic and protracted creation, at the Chateau Muzot in the Swiss Valais. Rilke considered them his greatest achievement, and, as MacIntyre suggests, they are "among the great and unforgettable poetry of the world".

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One of the greatest sequences of poetry in modern European literature, pocket sized with a brilliant (new) cover.

About the Author

C.F. MacIntyre (d.1967) was well known as a translator. In addition to works by Rilke, he translated Goethe's Faust and many of the French symbolists: Nerval, Baudelaire,Verlaine, Corbière, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Laforgue, and Valéry. His volumes of original poems include The Black Bull, Cafés and Cathedrals, and Poems.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520229235
Translator:
Macintyre, C. F.
Author:
Macintyre, C. F.
Author:
Rilke, Rainer Maria
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
First Edition, Bilingual Edition
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
101
Dimensions:
7.20x4.31x.33 in. .20 lbs.

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