Poems from the Book of Hours

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$12.95  $11.91
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

One of the most widely read modern poets, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) first became known and respected with the publication of The Book of Hours, when he was in his twenties. He is now most famous for his Letters to a Young Poet, published during the same time, which continues to inspire generations of writers.

Babette Deutsch (1859-1982) was a poet, critic, and novelist, as well as a translator.
URSULA K. LE GUIN (1929-2018) was the celebrated and beloved author of numerous groundbreaking works, such as The Left Hand of Darkness, A Wizard of Earthsea, and The Dispossessed. The breadth and imagination of her work earned her six Nebulas, nine Hugos, 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
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