Widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense germanlanguage poets, rainer maria rilke was unique in his efforts to expand the realm of poetry through new uses of syntax and imagery and in an aesthetic philosophy that rejected christian precepts and strove to reconcile beauty and suffering, life and death. This is the first complete translation of rainer maria rilke s book of hours in more than forty years. Rene karl wilhelm johann josef maria rilke german pronunciation. Here in 1912 he began to compose a series of elegies that were to become. F irst, let us admit that there is a rilke problem. David young oberlin college press, 1994 ps primary source a primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides firsthand or direct evidence on a topic. Rene karl wilhelm johann josef maria rilke 4 december 1875 29 december 1926, better known as rainer maria rilke german. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over. His new poems, duino elegies, and sonnets to orpheus are pillars of 20thcentury poetry. Rilke does not write of god or christianity as we see them around us today, but rather about a more primitive, naturalist, personal, spiritual sense of the divine. Rainer maria rilkes the book of hours by rainer maria rilke. A translators note treating the technical problems of rhythm, meter, and rhyme that the translator of rilke faces completes the volume. He wrote mainly in german, but also wrote some four hundred poems in french. Aug 12, 2011 stundenbuch by rainer maria rilke, anita barrows, joanna marie macy, 1996, riverhead books edition, in english.
Archives, culture, books, poetry, rhetoric, from the stacks, rainer maria rilke, w. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. His new poems, duino elegies, and sonnets to orpheus are pillars of. She forced him to wear girls clothes until he was aged five thus compensating for the earlier loss of a baby daughter. In 1910 publiceerde hij zijn bekendste werk, aantekeningen van malte laurids brigge. With its dreamy, melodic expression and neoromantic mood, it stands, along with the lay of the love and death of. A tripartite work comprising the book of the monkish life, the book of pilgrimage, and the book of poverty and death, the book of. Rainer maria rilkes the book of hours boydell and brewer.
Susan ranson is the cotranslator, with marielle sutherland, of rainer maria rilke, selected poems oxford worlds classics, 2011. Rainer maria rilke was born in prague as the son of josef rilke, a railway official and the former sophie entz. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Poems from the book of hours by rilke, rainer maria.
His relations with his father were difficult, and he was able to attend the univ. Rilke influenced generations of writers with his letters to a young poet, and now rilke s book of hours tells us that our role in the world is to love it and thereby love god into being. Written as the 19th century bled into the 20th, rilke speaks to the encroaching darkness of an increasi i first read rilke s book of hours a number of years ago, and just recently. Rainer maria rilke rilke, rainer maria, 18751926 an online book about this author is available, as is a wikipedia article rilke, rainer maria, 18751926. This is the first complete translation of rainer maria rilkes book of hours in more than forty years. Rainer maria rilke books list of books by author rainer. His works include the book of hours, duino elegies, sonnets to orpheus, the notebooks of malte laurids brigge, and letters to a young poet. Rainer maria rilke books and biography waterstones. Rainer maria rilke rainer maria rilke biography poem hunter.
Explore books by rainer maria rilke with our selection at. Ben hutchinson is reader in modern german at the university of kent, uk. The influence and popularity of rilke s poetry in america have never been greater than they are today, more than fifty years after his death. Books by rilke, rainer maria sorted by popularity project. List of books and articles about rainer maria rilke online. These fresh translations rendered by joanna macy, a mystic and spiritual teacher, and anita barrows, a skilled poet, capture rilke s spirit as no one has done. Rainer maria rilke 18751926, the author of the duino elegies and sonnets to orpheus, was one of the greatest poets of the german language. Overdrive rakuten overdrive borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. The book of hours, written in three bursts between 1899 and 1903, is rilke s most formative work, covering a crucial period in his rapid ascent from findesiecle epigone to distinctive. But those were rilke s words, not mine, though my own sense of rilke and my own sensibility in general surely manifested themselves in the selection and arrangement of the essay. Rilke is unquestionably the most significant and compelling poet of romantic transformation, of spiritual quest, that the twentieth century has known. Rainer maria rilke poems poems of rainer maria rilke. Rainer maria rilke poems by the famous poet all poetry. The book of hours, written in three bursts between 1899 and 1903, is rilke s most.
A new translation with commentary studies in german literature linguistics and culture 02may2008 by rainer maria rilke, susan ranson, ben hutchinson. Of the monastic life, of pilgrimage, of poverty and death, consists of a series of prayers. Rainer maria rilke 18751926 is one of the twentieth centurys foremost poets. Rainer maria rilke rilke, rainer maria, 18751926 the. Free delivery on your first order shipped by amazon. The second result was occasional reference to rilke and translation of lines of his poetry in articles of mine on other topics. A crucial fact in rilke s life was that his mother called him sophia.347 379 674 1204 487 1148 265 1289 765 433 1493 1414 1166 1452 563 66 503 1446 262 1025 439 1037 1342 704 675 1042 73 1231 1273 1358 617 764 1215 800 1468 638 1236 1005 7 446 970 1477 481 17 1281 1239