Poems from the Book of Hours

Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke

Poetry

Although The Book of Hours is the work of Rilke's youth, it contains the germ of his mature convictions. Written as spontaneously received prayers, these poems celebrate a God who is not the Creator of the Universe but rather humanityitself and, above all, that most intensely conscious part of humanity, the artist. Babette Deutsch's classic translations-born from "the pure desire to sing what thepoet sang" (Ursula K. Le Guin)-capture the rich harmony and suggestive imagery of the originals, transporting the reader to new heights of inspiration and musicality.

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General Fields

  • : 9780811227582
  • : New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • : New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • : January 2018
  • : 216mm X 150mm X 8mm
  • : United States
  • : March 2018
  • : books

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  • : 64
  • : Paperback
  • : Rainer Maria Rilke