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Letters to a Young Poet
Rainer Maria Rilke
0393310396
Feb 1994
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
It would take a deeply cynical heart not to fall in love with Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. At the end of this millennium, his slender book holds everything a student of the century could want: the unedited thoughts of (arguably) the most important European poet of the modern age. Rilke wrote these 10 sweepingly emotional letters in 1903, addressing a former student of one of his own teachers. The recipient was wise enough to omit his own inquiries from the finished product, which means that we get a marvelously undiluted dose of Rilkean aesthetics and exhortation.

The poet prefaced each letter with an evocative notation of the city in which he wrote, including Paris, Rome, and the outskirts of Pisa. Yet he spends most of the time encouraging the student in his own work, delivering a sublime,...



Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties
Rainer Maria Rilke
0393310981
August 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
An anthology of Rilke's strongest poetry and prose for both aficionados and new readers. Here is a mini-anthology of poetry and prose for both aficionados and those readers discovering Rainer Maria Rilke for the first time. John J. L. Mood has assembled a collection of Rilke's strongest work, presenting commentary along with the selections. Mood links into an essay passages from letters that show Rilke's profound understanding of men and women and his ardent spirituality, rooted in the senses. Combining passion and sensitivity, the poems on love presented here are often not only sensual but sexual as well. Others pursue perennial themes in his work—death and life, growth and transformation. The book concludes with Rilke's reflections on wisdom and openness to experience, on grasping what is most difficult and...


Letters to a Young Poet / The Possibility of Being
Rainer Maria Rilke
1567315208
March 2002
Hardcover
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Letters to a Young Poet
Rainer Maria Rilke
0486422453
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
It would take a deeply cynical heart not to fall in love with Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. At the end of this millennium, his slender book holds everything a student of the century could want: the unedited thoughts of (arguably) the most important European poet of the modern age. Rilke wrote these 10 sweepingly emotional letters in 1903, addressing a former student of one of his own teachers. The recipient was wise enough to omit his own inquiries from the finished product, which means that we get a marvelously undiluted dose of Rilkean aesthetics and exhortation.

The poet prefaced each letter with an evocative notation of the city in which he wrote, including Paris, Rome, and the outskirts of Pisa. Yet he spends most of the time encouraging the student in his own work, delivering a sublime,...



The Essential Rilke
Galway Kinnell
0060956542
Sept 2000
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
German poet Rainer Maria Rilke(1875-1926) enjoys ever-increasing popularity.  His Duino Elegies is considered on of the greatest long poems of the twentieth century.  Yet translations from his native German have always presented challenges: the elusiveness of Rilke's imagery, the playful way he both distorts and subverts his own language, and the depth and complexity of his poetry make it difficult for translators to preserve the beauty and meaning of the original text.  In his stunning bilingual selection that includes the entire Duino Elegies as well as a number of favorite and less familiar shorter poems, Galway Kinnell and Hannah Liebmann manage to retain power and grace of Rilke's words.  Throughout his poetry, Rilke addresses questions of how to live in and relate to a world in a voice ...


Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God
Rainer Maria Rilke
1594481563
November 2005
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The German poet Rilke wrote his Book of Hours (Das Stundenbuch) between 1899, when he was 23 years old, and 1903. The poems, sacred and intimate and not intended for the public, "came to him" in a highly inspirational way?he described it as "inner dictation"?following a visit to a monastery in Russia, where he was deeply moved by the practice of praying several times daily following a "book of hours." Barrows and Macy, accomplished poets who were born into the Judeo-Christian tradition but who have also embraced Buddhism, have carefully translated 80 of the 135 poems in the original Stundenbuch, culling some poems they felt to be weaker or less relevant to a late 20th-century reader and artfully reducing other poems to their essentials. Thus, this treasurable collection is a collaboration among three poets (or...


Rainer Maria Rike and Lou Andreas- Salome
Rainer Maria Rilke
0393049760
June 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The complete extant correspondence between a key fin-de-siècle intellectual and one of the most revered poets of the twentieth century.He would become one of the most important poets of the twentieth century; she was the über-muse of Europe's turn-of-the-century thinkers and artists. In this never-before-translated collection of letters spanning almost thirty years, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salomé, a writer and intellectual fourteen years his senior, pen a relationship that moves from that of lovers to that of mentor and protégé, to that of deepest personal and literary allies. From the time of their first meeting and consequent affair to Rilke's death in 1926, Rilke and Salomé reeled through extremes of love, pain, annoyance, desire, and need—yet guided each other...


Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
Stephen Maria Rilke
0679722017
March 1989
Paperback
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Amazon.com
Stephen Mitchell offers what are perhaps the most masterful and intimate translations of Rainer Maria Rilke's poetry to date, infusing it with all the power, eloquence, rhythm and lightness of its original voice. Includes the Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus.

W.S. Merwin
...translations [that] bring the qualities that I most cherish in the originals into English with new intimacy and authority. Rilke's voice, with it's extraordinary combination of formality, power, speed, and lightness, can be heard in Mr. Mitchell's versions more clearly than in any others. His work is masterful.

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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
Rainer Maria Rilke
0393308812
Apr 1992
Paperback
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Review
"An almost perfect equivalent for the original." -- The New York Review of Books

"An extraordinary...translation of one of the world's most beautiful books." -- Philadelphia Inquirer --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
This is the definitive, widely acclaimed translation of the major prose work of one of our century's greatest poets -- "a masterpiece like no other" (Elizabeth Hardwick) -- Rilke's only novel, extraordinary for its structural uniqueness and purity of language. First published in 1910, it has proven to be one of the most influential and enduring works of fiction of our century.

Malte Laurids Brigge is a young Danish nobleman and poet living in Paris. Obsessed with death and with the reality that lurks behind...


Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke (Modern Library Series)
Rainer Maria Rilke
0679601619
August 1995
Hardcover
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Letters to a Young Doubter
William Sloane Coffin
0664229298
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Modeled after Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, Coffin's year-long correspondence with an imagined college student, Tom, offers insights from the fund of wisdom Coffin has collected over the years. Former senior minister at Riverside Church, chaplain at Yale during the turbulent 1960s, civil rights Freedom Rider, and president emeritus of the anti-nuclear weapons movement SANE/FREEZE, Coffin has made a career of asking hard questions of the Christian faith while courageously bringing the demands of social justice to the center of it. Over the course of the academic year, Coffin counsels Tom on matters of sexuality, grades, grief, narcissism and humility, war and the draft, and prayer. In almost every letter, Coffin finds a moment to quote a passage from writers such as Dostoevsky, Auden, Shaw or Melville. It's...


Stories of God
Rainer Maria Rilke
0393308820
Apr 1992
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Inside Flap Copy
Composed in 1899 when Rilke was only twenty-three, the interconnected tales of Stories of God were inspired by a trip to Russia the young poet had made the year previously. It is said that the vastness of the Russian landscape and the profound spirituality he perceived in the simple people he met led him to an experience of finding God in all things, and to the conviction that God seeks to be known by us as passionately as we might seek to know God.
All the great themes of Rilke?s later powerful and complex poetry can be found in the Stories of God, yet their charming, folktale-like quality has made them among the most accessible of...


Duino Elegies
Rainer Maria Rilke
0393309312
Aug 1992
Paperback
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John Beebe, Editor, San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal
"This is the kind of reading a lyric philosopher, and a pre-eminent poet of spiritual participation in the fleeting immanence of life, deserves -- meticulous, considerate clear and radiant. Rilke emerges as the supreme exponent of Reality experienced through the aesthetic attitude, and the Duino Elegies as the finest expression that attitude has found in a psychologically conscious life." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Prof. Jacob Steiner, President of the International Rilke Society
"Among the English translations of Rilke's Duineser Elegien that I am familiar with, the one by David Oswald seems to me to be the best. Not only does it faithfully reproduce the content of the original poems -- something...


Letters to a Young Poet
Rainer Maria Maria Rilke
0679642323
December 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
It would take a deeply cynical heart not to fall in love with Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. At the end of this millennium, his slender book holds everything a student of the century could want: the unedited thoughts of (arguably) the most important European poet of the modern age. Rilke wrote these 10 sweepingly emotional letters in 1903, addressing a former student of one of his own teachers. The recipient was wise enough to omit his own inquiries from the finished product, which means that we get a marvelously undiluted dose of Rilkean aesthetics and exhortation.

The poet prefaced each letter with an evocative notation of the city in which he wrote, including Paris, Rome, and the outskirts of Pisa. Yet he spends most of the time encouraging the student in his own work, delivering a sublime,...



Sonnets to Orpheus
Rainer Maria Rilke
0393309320
Aug 1992
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus (published 1923 in German) rank with the most distinguished works of modern poetry. Written in an extraordinary burst of inspiration, these poems reveal a vision of ``a mode of being in which all the ordinary human dichotomies (life/death, good/evil) are reconciled in an infinite wholeness.'' Stephen Mitchell's translations are masterful re-creations of the original, giving both precise renderings of Rilke's language and sensitive interpretations of his poetic intent. This fine dual-language edition is highly recommended. Ulrike S. Rettig, German Dept., Hervard Univ.Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Voice Literary Supplement.
"An undisputed masterpiece by one...


Letters on Cezanne
Rainer Maria Rilke
086547639X
September 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
These letters to his wife were written by Rilke on a sojourn to Paris in 1907, where he found himself drawn to the Grand Palais every day to see a posthumous exhibit of Cezanne's paintings, staged one year after the French painter's death. Many of the letters are included in day-by-day succession, as Rilke outlines his deep affinity to Cezanne, as well as to van Gogh, in exquisite detail. Agee succeeds in capturing Rilke's instinct for language; we see the painters through Rilke's eyes as dedicated and committed to making paintings that stretch the viewer's imagination and capacity for devotion. This slender volume lacks illustrations, which would have been useful. Some of these letters appeared in Rilke's later masterwork, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (first published in English in 1952). Saying as much...


Translations from the Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
Rainer Maria Rilke
0393310388
Aug 1993
Paperback
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Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke: A Translation from the German and Commentary
Rainer Maria Rilke
0060907274
May 1981
Paperback
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Book Description
For poetry lovers and students of literature and literary criticism, a National Book Award-winning poet brings his prowess as a translator and critic to bear on the work of one of the major German poets of the century.

Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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