Tender Taxes: Translations from Rainer Maria Rilke

Tender Taxes: Translations from Rainer Maria Rilke

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By (author) Jo Shapcott

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  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Poetry
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 10mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 8 October 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571202527
  • ISBN 13: 9780571202522
  • Sales rank: 684,851

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Towards the end of his life the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote nearly 400 poems in French. The emergence of a French Rilke provides the starting point, rather than a terminus, for Jo Shapcott's new collection.

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Jo Shapcott was born and continues to live in London. Twice winner ofthe National Poetry Competition, she has published seven collectionswith Faber including Her Book: Poems 1988-1998 which selects fromthree earlier volumes: Electroplating the Baby (1988) which won theCommonwealth Poetry Prize, Phrase Book (1992) and My Life Asleep(1998) which won the Forward Poetry Prize. Her most recent collectionOf Mutability (2010) won the Costa Book Award and in 2011 she wasawarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.