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Duino Elegies: A Bilingual Edition

Duino Elegies: A Bilingual Edition

By Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen Cohn
Foreword by Peter Porter

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.

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926), better known as Rainer Maria Rilke, 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.

100 pages
Text in German and English
Northwestern University Press, 1998
Originally published in 1923
5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
ISBN 9780810116481

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