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Poems from the Book of Hours/Das Stundenbuch

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Rilke's Book of Hours falls into three parts: The Book of Monkish Life (1899), The Book of Pilgrimage (1901), and The Book of Poverty and Death (1903).  Although these poems were the work of Rilke's youth, they contain the germ of his mature convictions. Written as spontaneously received prayers, they celebrate a God who is not the Creator of the Universe, but seems to be rather humanity itself, and, above all, that most intensely conscious part of humanity, the artist. This exquisite gift edition contains Babette Deutsch's classic translations, which capture the rich harmony and suggestive imagery of the originals, allowing interpretations both religious and philosophical, and transporting the reader to new heights of inspiration and musicality.

Synopsis:

Sacred and intimate poems by the great German poet, written between 1899 and 1903 when Rilke was in his twenties.

Synopsis:

A beautiful bilingual gift book of poems: selections from Rilke's legendary masterpiece, The Book of Hours, with a new introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin.

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.Ursula K. Le Guin has written over fifty books of prose and poetry. Winner of many prizes including a National Book Award, she is perhaps best known for her six Books of Earthsea which have sold millions of copies and been translated into sixteen languages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811218535
Author:
Rilke, Rainer Maria
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Translator:
Deutsch, Babette
Preface by:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Preface:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Introduction:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Author:
Guin, Ursula K. Le
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Author:
Deutsch, Babette
Subject:
Inspirational & Religious
Subject:
Rilke, Rainer Maria
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
New Directions Paperbook
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
6 x 4.1 x 0.2 in 0.135 lb

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