Selected Poems

Selected Poems

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Hailed as the greatest modern lyrical poet of Germany, Rainer Maria Rilke's genius lies in his passion for perfection, artistic integrity and `willingness to remain a perpetual beginner'.

The verse contained in this selection ranges from the objective, naturalistic descriptions of his earliest works to the increasingly effusive outpourings of half-religious ecstasy and anguish that characterize his later poems and culminates in the overwhelmingly personal vision of the famous `Duino Elegies' and `The Sonnets to Orpheus', in which his most intense experiences of living and being find their noblest expression.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 10mm | 80g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141183497
  • 9780141183497
  • 651,397

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