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Duino Elegies: A New and Complete Translation

Duino Elegies: A New and Complete Translation

By Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Alfred Corn

Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies are one of the greatest 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, earthy or divine. Poet and translator Alfred Corn brings us closer to Rilke's meaning that ever before and illuminates 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.

144 pages
Text in German and English
W.W. Norton and Company, 2021
Originally published in 1923
5.5 x 0.5 x 8.3 inches
ISBN 9781324005407

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