The Essential Rilke

The Essential Rilke

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Presents a newly translated collection of the German poet's long and short works, in both their original German and English versions

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Pulitzer Prize winning poet Kinnell and Austrian-native editor Liebmann include the Duino Elegies of course, the German poet's most famous work. They also include 24 shorter poems by Rilke (1875-1926), some favorites and some unfamiliar. The arrangement is chronological by collection, with a section for uncollected poems. A short introduction presents the rationale for the new translation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell and co-translator Hannah Liebmann comes The Essential Rilke, with newly translated selections of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke and an informative introduction. This collection also features all of the poems in their original German on facing pages.

German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) enjoys ever-increasing popularity. His Duino Elegies is generally considered one of the greatest long poems of the twentieth century. The Essential Rilke includes all the celebrated Duino Elegies as well as a number of shorter poems--the favorites and the less familiar. Throughout his poetry, Rilke addresses questions of how to live and relate to the world in a voice that is simultaneously prophetic and intensely personal. Kinnell and Liebmann's translations put accuracy first and yet retain the power and grace of poetry.

The Essential Rilke adds a valuable bilingual edition to Ecco's popular The Essential Poets series and these translations offer new insight into this complex German poet whose work is read and admired throughout the world.

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A new bilingual edition of the great poet's work includes selected works by Rilke, his complete Duino Elegies and a collection of his best shorter poems, many familiar, some obscure.

Publisher: Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, 1999
Edition: Bilingual ed., 1st ed
ISBN: 9780880016766
Branch Call Number: 831.912 R457e
Characteristics: xviii, 157 p. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Duino elegies


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