Poems from the Book of Hours

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$12.95  $12.04
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Pages
64
Dimensions
5.8 X 0.4 X 8.3 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811227582
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About the Author

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), the author of Sonnets to Orpheus and Letters to a Young Poet, was one of the greatest poets of the German language.
Babette Deutsch (1859-1982) was a poet, critic, and novelist, as well as a translator.
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (1929-2018) was a celebrated author whose body of work includes 23 novels, 12 volumes of short stories, 11 volumes of poetry, 13 children's books, five essay collections, and four works of translation. The breadth and imagination of her work earned her six Nebula Awards, seven Hugo Awards, and SFWA's Grand Master, along with the PEN/Malamud and many other awards. In 2014 she was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2016 joined the short list of authors to be published in their lifetimes by the Library of America.

Reviews

If Rilke cut himself shaving, he would bleed poetry.--Stephen Spender
Rilke remade the sturdy sonnet, recast the sonorous song. He quickened the German language itself.--Rika Lesser
Poets in English continue to line up for the inevitable failure of translating Rilke's short lyrics. The best translations I have seen are from Babette Deutsch.--Clive James