Duino Elegies

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A new translation of Rilke’s classic elegies-ten mystical, radiant poems that bring together the beautiful and the sacred.

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Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies are one of the great literary masterpieces of the twentieth century. Begun in 1912 while the poet was a guest at Duino Castle on the Adriatic Sea and completed in a final bout of feverish inspiration in 1922, the ten elegies survey the mysteries of consciousness, whether human or animal, earthly or divine.

Poet and translator Alfred Corn offers a fresh take on this cornerstone of German lyric poetry, bringing us closer to Rilke’s meaning than ever before and illuminating the elegies’ celebration of life and love. Also included are a critical introduction exploring the nuances of the translation, several thematically linked lyrics and two of the Letters to a Young Poet to complete the volume.

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Weight 0.147 kg
Dimensions 21.1 × 14 × 1.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

xxiv, 112

Language

English

Edition

First edition

Dewey

831.912 (edition:23)

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