The Unknown Rilke: Selected Poems

The Unknown Rilke: Selected Poems

Paperback Field Translation Series

By (author) Rainer Maria Rilke, Translated by Franz Wright

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  • Publisher: Oberlin College Press
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 191mm x 14mm | 199g
  • Publication date: 1 March 1991
  • Publication City/Country: Oberlin
  • ISBN 10: 0932440568
  • ISBN 13: 9780932440563
  • Edition statement: Expanded ed.
  • Sales rank: 464,594

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Rilke's importance to the history of literature in the twentieth century is based on the power and memorability of his lyrics, and on his successful struggle to articulate a new vision of the human relation to the rest of creation. Wright's brilliant translations of some of Rilke's neglected poems are now widely admired. They are here enhanced by an additional selection and a new introduction by the translator.

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RAINER MARIA RILKE was born in Prague in 1875. After a motley education at military and business schools and at Prague's Charles University, he traveled in Europe, Russia, Egypt, and Tunsinia. In addition to Sonnets to Orpheus, Rilke's works include the Duino Elegies, The Book of Pictures, Poems from the Book of Hours, New Poems, and The Notebook of Malte Laurids Brigge. Rilke died in 1926.