Poems from the Book of Hours

Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke


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
  • : 0.1
  • : January 2018
  • : 216mm X 150mm X 8mm
  • : March 2018
  • : books

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  • : Rainer Maria Rilke
  • : Paperback
  • : 831.912
  • : 64