New Poems

Book - 2014
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"The definitive bilingual version of Rilke's New Poems--faithful to the original German, with insightful commentary on every poem. Rainer Maria Rilke is one of the world's best-selling poets, and New Poems contains many of his most iconic pieces. Throughout, Rilke he is obsessed with shapes and different layers of physical containment--from an image held in a panther's eye to a cathedral window. Translator Joseph Cadora has created the definitive English-language version through meticulous faithfulness to Rilke's German and insightful commentary on each of the four hundred-plus poems. As Cadora said in an interview, 'I tried to stay true to the vision of Rilke that would invite the reader into his world, not mine.'" -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781556594243
Branch Call Number: 831.912 RIL
Characteristics: xxxix, 460 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 11, 2017

An English translation of the German work with facing pages. The translation gets quite monosyllabic and rigidly adherent to the meter; a rather dry and 'academic' translation in comparison to the one by Arndt. There is a brief note under most of the translations about its composition, obscure references, and some explanation; I found this to be one of the best parts of it (I hate having to constantly flip to the back, look it up, and then flip back).


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