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Duino Elegies - Bilingual Edition

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Who, if I shouted, among the hierarchy of angels would hear me? And supposing one of them took me suddenly to his heart, I would perish before his stronger existence. For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror we can just barely endure, and we admire it so because it calmly disdains to destroy us. Every angel is terrible.from The First Elegy

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.


Begun in 1912, these ten elegies were finally completed, after a decade of sporadic and protraced creation, at the Chateau Muzot in the Swiss Valais. Rilke considered them his greatest achievement. This edition includes an introduction and notes. The German text faces the English translation.

Product details

Authors Rainer Rilke, Rainer M. Rilke, Rainer Maria Rilke
Assisted by C. F. Macintyre (Translation)
Publisher University Of California Press
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 22.05.2001
EAN 9780520229235
ISBN 978-0-520-22923-5
No. of pages 102
Subject Fiction > Poetry, drama

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