The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

by Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Mitchell, Stephen Mitchell,

"This miracle of a book, perhaps the most beautiful group of poetic translations this century has ever produced," (Chicago Tribune) should stand as the definitive English language version.


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  • Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780307787545
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  • Title: The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Author: Rainer Maria Rilke; Stephen Mitchell (trans.); Stephen Mitchell (ed.); Robert Hass (other)
  • Imprint: Vintage

About The Author

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) studied literature, art history, and philosophy in both Munich and Prague and is often considered one of the German language's greatest twentieth-century poets. His two most famous verse sequences are the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies; his two most famous prose works are Letters to a Young Poet and the semiautobiographical The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.