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Poems from the Book of Hours (Paperback) (Rainer Maria Rilke)

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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.
Number of Pages: 51
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Language: English
Street Date: January 23, 2018
TCIN: 53123175
UPC: 9780811227582
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-2651
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