RAINER MARIA RILKE: POEMS
Translated by Jessie Lamont
Introduced by Hans Trausil
Edited by Jeremy Mark Robinson
A new edition of a book published in 1918. Includes illustrations, an introduction and bibliography.
This collection includes poems taken many of the great German poet's books, including New Poems, The Book of Hours, and The Book of Pictures.
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the greatest of all lyrical poets. Rilke is part of that group of European poets and writers which includes Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Rimbaud, Georg Trakl, Marina Tsvetajeva, and friends such as Andre Gide, Lou Andreas-Salome and Paul Valery.
Rilke was an incredibly inventive creator of poetry, who could forge the myriad states and images of love, from the delicate, detailed and subtle, to the passionate, illuminating and ecstatic.
Illustrated. With bibliography and notes. 104 pages.
About the author
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) was born in Prague into a German-speaking family. While based in Paris, he traveled broadly until finally settling in Switzerland. Rilke's verse deeply influenced subsequent poets and writers. His Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus count among the great achievements in world literature. Some of Rilke's letters are available in English as Letters to a Young Poet, Letters on Life, and The Dark Interval.