Duino Elegies: A Bilingual Edition (European Poetry Classics) (Paperback)

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By Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Cohn (Translated by), Peter Porter (Foreword by)


The Duino Elegies are the culmination of the development of Rilke's poetry. A summary of his spiritual troubles, perhaps no volume of poems in a European language has made so dramatic and sustained an impact on English-speaking readers in this century.

About the Author

RAINER MARIA RILKE (1875–1926) was a Bohemian–Austrian poet. He is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language. His haunting images focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety: themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780810116481
ISBN-10: 0810116480
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication Date: May 27th, 1998
Pages: 100
Language: English
Series: European Poetry Classics