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Duino Elegies

  • List Price: $12.95
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  • Seller:CBS Ltd_USA
  • Sales Rank:4,975,089
  • Languages:English (Unknown), German (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:New edition
  • Pages:128
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
  • Dimensions (in):8.4 x 5.3 x 0.3
  • Publication Date:December 1989
  • ISBN:0856358371
  • EAN:9780856358371
  • ASIN:0856358371
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
With all his contradictions, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the fathers of modern literature and the Duino Elegies one of its great monuments. Begun in 1912 but not completed until 1922, they are `modern' in almost every sense the word has acquired; yet Rilke was by temperament anti-moderhn, a snob and a romantic. He was devoted to the three A's: Architecture, Agriculture, Aristocracy. The Duino Elegies aroused real excitement among English readers when the now-dated Leishman/Spender versions first appeared in the 1930s. Stephen Cohn, the distinguished artist and teacher, has worked for over three years to complete this outstanding new translation. Peter Porter writes: `Your translation must have grandeur, essential size in its component parts, and speed to catch the marvellous twists of Rilke's imagination.' He adds, `Cohn has met all these requirements.' These versions show a rare empathy with the originals and an instinct for the right diction and cadence. They are, says Porter, `the most flowing and organic I have read.'

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