Poems from the Book of Hours (Second Edition) (New Directions Paperbook)

Rainer Maria Rilke, Babette Deutsch (Translator), and Ursula K. Le Guin (Introduction)


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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 humanity itself 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 the poet 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.

ISBN 9780811227582
List price $12.95
Publisher New Directions Publishing
Year of publication 2018
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