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Poems from the Book of Hours

English · Paperback / Softback

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Although The Book of Hours is the work of Rilke's youth, it contains the germ of his mature convictions. Written as spontaneously received prayers, these poems celebrate a God who is not the Creator of the Universe but rather humanityitself and, above all, that most intensely conscious part of humanity, the artist. Babette Deutsch's classic translations-born from "the pure desire to sing what thepoet sang" (Ursula K. Le Guin)-capture the rich harmony and suggestive imagery of the originals, transporting the reader to new heights of inspiration and musicality.

About the author

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), the author of Sonnets to Orpheus, Duino Elegies, and Letters to a Young Poet, was one of the greatest poets of the German language.

Product details

Authors Rainer Maria Rilke
Assisted by Babette Deutsch (Translation)
Publisher New Directions
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.03.2018
EAN 9780811227582
ISBN 978-0-8112-2758-2
No. of pages 64
Dimensions 150 mm x 220 mm x 1 mm
Series New Directions Paperbook
Subject Fiction > Poetry, drama

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