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New Poems

New Poems

By Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Joseph Cadora

The definitive bilingual version of Rilke's New Poems—faithful to the original German, with insightful commentary on every poem.

Rainer Maria Rilke is one of the world's best-selling poets, and New Poems contains many of his most iconic pieces. Throughout, Rilke he is obsessed with shapes and different layers of physical containment—from an image held in a panther's eye to a cathedral window. Translator Joseph Cadora has created the definitive English-language version through meticulous faithfulness to Rilke's German and insightful commentary on each of the four hundred-plus poems. As Cadora said in an interview, "I tried to stay true to the vision of Rilke that would invite the reader into his world, not mine." Bilingual, with an introduction by Robert Hass.

410 pages
Text in German and English
Copper Canyon Press, 2014
Originally published in 1907
6.8 x 1.8 x 9.5 inches
ISBN 9781556594243

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