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The Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus

The Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus

A Dual Language Edition

  • Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0804153604
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 304
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Available for the first time in a single volume, Ranier Maria Rilke’s two most beloved sequences of poems rendered by his most faithful translator. Rilke is unquestionably the twentieth century’s most significant and compelling poet of romantic transformation and spiritual quest. His poems of ecstatic identification with the world exert perennial fascination. In Stephen Mitchell’s versions of Rilke’s two greatest masterpieces readers will discover an English rendering that captures the lyric intensity, fluency, and reach of his poetry. Stephen Mitchell adheres impeccably to Rilke’s text, to his formal music, and to the complexity of his thought; at the same time, Mitchell’s work has authority and power as poetry in its own right.

Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus

Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus

  • Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618565894
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 205
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Rilke is one of the most widely read poets of the 20th century. In his poetry, Rilke addresses the problems of death, God, and "destructive time," and attempts to overcome and transform these problems into an indestructive inner world.

Sonnets to Orpheus and Duino Elegies

Sonnets to Orpheus and Duino Elegies

  • Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
  • ISBN: 0486846067
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 112
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Intimately connected in themes and regarded as the poet's masterpieces, these verses offer meditations on love, death, God, and the meaning of life. This edition features acclaimed translations by Jessie Lemont.

Duino Elegies ; The Sonnets to Orpheus

Duino Elegies ; The Sonnets to Orpheus

  • Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Publisher: Kalapuya Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 147
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Perhaps no cycle of poems in any European language has made so profound and lasting an impact on an English-speaking readership as Rilke's Duino Elegies. These luminous new translations by Martyn Crucefix, facing the original German texts, make it marvellously clear how the poem is committed to the real world observed with acute and visionary intensity. Completed in 1922, the same year as the publication of Eliot's The Waste Land, the Elegies constitute a magnificent godless poem in their rejection of the transcendent and their passionate celebration of the here and now. Troubled by our insecure place in this world and our fractured relationship with death, the Elegies are nevertheless populated by a throng of vivid and affecting figures: acrobats, lovers, angels, mothers, fathers, statues, salesmen, actors and children. This bilingual edition offers twenty-first century readers a new opportunity to experience the power of Rilke's enduring masterpiece. Book jacket.

Duino Elegies

Duino Elegies

  • Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307473732
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 283
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An authoritatively translated, single-volume compendium of two of the early twentieth-century German poet's most beloved sequences offers insight into Rilke's influence, ability to identify with the world, and perspective on life as a spiritual quest. Original.

Rilke's Late Poetry

Rilke's Late Poetry

Duino Elegies, the Sonnets to Orpheus, Selected Last Poems

  • Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 185
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The late poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the summits of European poetry in the twentieth century. Completed in 1922, as were T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and James Joyce's Ulysses, Duino Elegies ranks with them as a classic of literary Modernism and as an inquiry into the spiritual crisis of modernity. The ten long poems grapple with the issue of how the human condition and the role of art have altered in the modern era, with the decline of religion and the acceleration of technology.1922 also saw the unexpected birth and completion of a new work, The Sonnets to Orpheus, a cycle of 55 sonnets giving lyrical expression to the philosophical insights gained in the Elegies. This is dedicated to Orpheus, the mythic singer and lyre player, who becomes a symbol for Rilke of the acceptance of transience in life and transformation in art. The third part of the late poetry consists of the less known brief lyrics Rilke wrote in the five years prior to his death in December 1926. These last poems constitute a kind of third testament, along with the Elegies and Sonnets.Graham Good's edition is the first to combine translations of all three into a single volume. His versions represent the meanings and echo the sound patterns of the original within fluid and readable English verse, while the introduction and detailed commentary elucidate the contexts, themes and allusions to help make Rilke's late poetry accessible to contemporary poetry lovers and spiritual seekers.

In Praise of Mortality

In Praise of Mortality

Selections from Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
  • ISBN: 9781635618051
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 174
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In Praise of Mortality is an artfully curated selection of poems that investigate the emotional and psychological impact of the industrial revolution, and meditate on themes of impermanence and the steady passage of time. Rainer Maria Rilke's work stands as a thoughtful, rare combination of insight, beauty, and accessibility to the modern world.

Sonnets to Orpheus

Sonnets to Orpheus

  • Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Publisher: North Point Press
  • ISBN: 1466872675
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 144
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Breathing, you invisible poem! World-space in pure continuous interchange with my own being. Equipose in which I rhythmically transpire. Written only four years before Rilke's death, this sequence of sonnets, varied in form yet consistently structured, stands as the poet's final masterwork. In these meditations on the constant flux of our world and the ephemerality of experience, Rilke envisions death not only as one among many of life's transformations but also as an ideally receptive state of being. Because Orpheus has visited the realm of death and returned to the living, his lyre, a unifying presence in these poems, is an emblem of fluidity and musical transcendence. And Eurydice, condemned to Hades as a result of Orpheus's backward glance, becomes in Rilke's universe a mythical figure of consolation and hope. Edward Snow, in his translations of New Poems, The Book of Images, Uncollected Poems, and Duino Elegies, has emerged as Rilke's most able English-language interpreter. Adhering faithfully to the intent of Rilke's German while constructing nuanced, colloquial poems in English, Snow's Sonnets to Orpheus should serve as the authoritative translation for years to come.

The Duino Elegies

The Duino Elegies

  • Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Publisher: Camden House
  • ISBN: 9781571133915
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 66
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Rilke's great cycle of ten elegies, perhaps his most profound poetic achievement, had its inception on the morning of January 21, 1912, but was interrupted by the First World War and not completed until a decade later. The Duino Elegies are not only the result of an extraordinary kind of contact with the unseen world; they are an attempt to understand that world in its holistic relationship to the visible, tangible world. This powerful rendering of the cycle is a product of the collaboration between a poet, Norris, and a Germanist, Keele.

The Sonnets to Orpheus

The Sonnets to Orpheus

  • Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Publisher: Touchstone Books
  • ISBN: 9780671617738
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 183
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A series of fifty-five poems explores the nature of love, death, life and the spirit