Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus
Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus

Available for the first time in a single volume, Ranier Maria Rilke's two most beloved sequences of poems rendered by his most faithful translator. Rilke is unquestionably the twentieth century’s most significant and compelling poet of romantic transformation and spiritual quest. His poems of ecstatic identification with the world exert perennial fascination. In Stephen Mitchell’s versions of Rilke’s two greatest masterpieces readers will discover an English rendering that captures the lyric intensity, fluency, and reach of his poetry. Stephen Mitchell adheres impeccably to Rilke’s text, to his formal music, and to the complexity of his thought; at the same time, Mitchell’s work has authority and power as poetry in its own right.

Title Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus
Author Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 06 October 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 304 p.
ISBN-10 0307473732
ISBN-13 9780307473738
Publication Date 06 October 2009
Main content page count 304
Weight 16 oz.

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