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Being Here is Glorious : On Rilke, Poetry, and Philosophy (Paperback) (James D. Reid)

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With a new translation of the Duino Elegies“Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels’/orders?” Rainer Maria Rilke’sDuino Elegies opens with one of the most powerful poetic expressions of the search for meaning in the modern world. Published in 1923, the Elegies would influence important philosophers on the Continent, including Heidegger. But with a few exceptions, Rilke’s poetry has not had an impact on philosophy in the Anglo-American world. InBeing Here Is Glorious, James D. Reid offers a fresh translation of the Elegies, which hews to the form of the original and provides his own meditation on the place of poetry in philosophy. Reid makes a convincing case that poetry and philosophy can address the problem of finding things significant and worth affirming in light of various reasons to doubt the value of the world in which we find ourselves cast.

?Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels?/orders?? Rainer Maria Rilke?s Duino Elegies opens with one of the most powerful poetic expressions of the search for meaning in the modern world. Published in 1923, the Elegies would influence important philosophers on the Continent, including Heidegger. But with a few exceptions, Rilke?s poetry has not had an impact on philosophy in the Anglo-American world. In Being Here Is Glorious, James D. Reid offers a fresh translation of the Elegies, which hews to the form of the original and provides his own meditation on the place of poetry in philosophy. Reid makes a convincing case that poetry and philosophy can address the problem of finding things significant and worth affirming in light of various reasons to doubt the value of the world in which we find ourselves cast.

Number of Pages: 159
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: European / German
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr
Author: James D. Reid
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 17175579
UPC: 9780810131354
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-9049
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