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08 May 2011

416 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199569410

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Selected Poems

With Parallel German Text

Rainer Maria Rilke
Edited by Robert Vilain, Translated by Susan Ranson, and Marielle Sutherland

Oxford World's Classics

  • A wide-ranging selection from the poetry of one of the leading poets of European Modernism, in new translation and with critically informed introduction and notes.
  • The only bilingual edition to include such a broad range of poems.
  • A comprehensive anthology containing representative selections from all Rilke's major verse collections and including the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus in their entirety.
  • Powerful translations that are both highly accurate and true to Rilke's poetic characteristics.
  • Invaluable and critically up to date introduction that charts the development of Rilke's aesthetics and poetic practice and situates him within the development of Modernism.
  • Chronology, Select Bibliography, and Explanatory Notes that identify people and places, and include key commentary by Rilke from letters or notes.