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Reading Rilke : Reflections on the Problems of Translation (Reprint) (Paperback) (William H. Gass)

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After nearly a lifetime of reading Rilke in English translation, William H. Gass undertook the task of translating Rilke's writing himself, in order to see if he could, in that way, get closer to the work he so deeply admired. Gass examines the genesis of the ideas that inform the Elegies and discusses previous translations, while writing, in his inimitable style, about Rilke the man: his character, his relationships, his life. Finally, Gass's own extraordinary translation of the Duino Elegies offers us the experience of reading Rilke with a new and fuller understanding.

After nearly a lifetime of reading Rilke in English translation, William H. Gass undertook the task of translating Rilke's writing himself, in order to see if he could, in that way, get closer to the work he so deeply admired. Gass examines the genesis of the ideas that inform the Elegies and discusses previous translations, while writing, in his inimitable style, about Rilke the man: his character, his relationships, his life. Finally, Gass's own extraordinary translation of the Duino Elegies offers us the experience of reading Rilke with a new and fuller understanding.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: American Literature
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: William H. Gass
Language: English
Street Date: October 30, 2015
TCIN: 17166354
UPC: 9781564789129
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-6028
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