THE COMPLETE FRENCH POEMS OF RAINER MARIA RILKE

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The Complete French Poems

Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN : 1555973612
Genre : Poetry
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Originallly published as four clothbound editions (The Roses and The Windows, The Astonishment of Origins, Orchards, and The Migration of Powers), this large paperback brings together all of Rilke's French poems, as well as his hitherto unpublished Dedications and Fragments, in an exquisite English translation by A. Poulin, Jr. Before Poulin's important efforts, it wasn't widely known that Rilke—often deemed one of modernity's finest writers for his work in German—also wrote over 400 poems in French. These lyrics were composed toward the end of Rilke's life, after he had produced his masterworks, The Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus. Yet the French poems are entirely of a piece with Rilke's characteristic themes, subjects, moods, and images. As Poulin notes in his Preface to The Complete French Poems: "The French lyrics [are] small poems of careful attentiveness to the things of this world [and] to the elusive states of being in which the world is poetically transformed."
Category: Poetry

When I Go

Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN : 9781532603334
Genre : Poetry
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Rilke's French poetry appears here for the first time in readable, musical versions. Largely unknown and rarely collected, these poems were written during the euphoria Rilke felt after having completed his greatest German works, the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus. At the same time, Rilke was growing increasingly ill with a rare, undiagnosed form of leukemia. He died just four short years into the production of these poems, and death appears in them as "a kindly, unfamiliar figure" to be faced with courage and surrender. Five series of poems are featured: Roses, Windows, Affectionate Tribute to France, Valaisian Quatrains, and Orchards.
Category: Poetry

The Astonishment Of Origins

Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN : UOM:39015001184806
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Selected Poems

Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN : 9780199569410
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the leading poets of European Modernism, whose poetry explores themes of death, love, and loss. This bilingual edition fully reflects Rilke's poetic development and includes the full text of the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus in accurate and sensitive new translations.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sonnets To Orpheus

Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN : 9780520229228
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Toward the end of writing Duino Elegies, Rilke paused to write Sonnets to Orpheus, which came as a sort of blast of creativity that inspired Duino Elegies.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Companion To The Works Of Rainer Maria Rilke

Author : Erika A. Metzger
ISBN : 157113302X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Illuminates the major aspects of the works of Germany's greatest 20th-century poet.
Category: Literary Criticism

Reading Cy Twombly

Author : Mary Jacobus
ISBN : 9780691170725
Genre : Art
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Many of Cy Twombly’s paintings and drawings include handwritten words and phrases—naming or quoting poets ranging from Sappho, Homer, and Virgil to Mallarmé, Rilke, and Cavafy. Enigmatic and sometimes hard to decipher, these inscriptions are a distinctive feature of his work. Reading Cy Twombly poses both literary and art historical questions. How does poetic reference in largely abstract works affect their interpretation? Reading Cy Twombly is the first book to focus specifically on the artist’s use of poetry. Twombly’s library formed an extension of his studio and he sometimes painted with a book open in front of him. Drawing on original research in an archive that includes his paint-stained and annotated books, Mary Jacobus’s account—richly illustrated with more than 125 color and black-and-white images—unlocks an important aspect of Twombly’s practice. Jacobus shows that poetry was an indispensable source of reference throughout Twombly’s career; as he said, he “never really separated painting and literature.” Among much else, she explores the influence of Ezra Pound and Charles Olson; Twombly’s fondness for Greek pastoral poetry and Virgil’s Eclogues; the inspiration of the Iliad and Ovid’s Metamorphoses; and Twombly’s love of Keats and his collaboration with Octavio Paz. Twombly’s art reveals both his distinctive relationship to poetry and his use of quotation to solve formal problems. A modern painter, he belongs in a critical tradition that goes back, by way of Roland Barthes, to Baudelaire. Reading Cy Twombly opens up fascinating new readings of some of the most important paintings and drawings of the twentieth century.
Category: Art

Inner Sky

Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN : 9781567923889
Genre : Poetry
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Damion Searls's translations of Rilke are wonderfully fresh and concentrated, and catch superbly that intent, listening quality which is perhaps the essential characteristic of this great poet's work. Rilke continues to fascinate, and in Searls we have a fascinating new interpreter. John Banville Reading these pages is like pulling out your pockets expecting to find nothing but lining, and discovering instead a neglected roll of bills. Pieces of Rilke's œuvre have been led out of the shadows by Damion Searls's original and revelatory translation to alter our understanding of the whole. William Gass Damion Searls wipes clean the often-foggy lens through which non-German readers of Rilke have hitherto experienced him, and the result feels like a dream in which you can understand perfectly a language you didn't think you knew. Rilke's thrilling precision and disorientations and purposefulness are all suddenly there in English. This book is a great way to embark or re-embark on the adventure of reading him. Jonathan Franzen No matter their level of familiarity with Rilke, The Inner Sky belongs on the bookshelf of any literature lover, thanks largely to Searls's deft translation and grouping of Rilke's work. This nontraditional collection predates prose poetry and short-short fiction, yet speaks to these contemporary styles of new craft. Rachel Mennies, ForeWord Magazine The Inner Sky is a new bilingual selection of Rainer Maria Rilke's poems and prose pieces, many of them little known and never before translated into English. These translations, by the NEA-and PEN-award-winning Damion Searls, present a significant new voice for Rilke, one more intimate than oracular. Here is Rilke, not in his usual role of channeling the gods, but looking up from a book, musing about the girls of his Czech homeland, sharing his hallucinatory dreams and the olfactory pleasures of keeping lemons on his writing desk in winter. Searls's selection of texts clusters around a handful of related images and ideas - birds and trees, giving and receiving, working and waiting, girlhood and gardens - and explores how we relate to both the outer world and the inner world of the imagination. Both general readers and students of Rilke will benefit from the German and French originals opposite the translations. An annotated chronology and an afterword on the art of translation complete this rich new volume, a necessary addition to even the most complete Rilke library and the perfect introduction for those just getting to know this perennial master. We are right at the start, do you see. As though before everything. With a thousand and one dreams behind us and no act. I can imagine no knowledge holier than this: that you must become a beginner. Someone who writes the first word after a centuries-long dash.
Category: Poetry

Leon Battista Alberti And Nicholas Cusanus

Author : Dr Charles H Carman
ISBN : 9781472429230
Genre : Art
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Providing a fresh evaluation of Alberti’s text On Painting (1435), along with comparisons to various works of Nicholas Cusanus this study reveals a hitherto unsuspected shared epistemology of vision. Analyzing a range of artworks in light of Alberti’s and Cusanus’s ideals of vision, the author attributes a more deeply Christian Neoplatonic ideal than is typically accorded to Alberti, and adds a new dimension to our understanding of theories of vision in the Italian Renaissance.
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Life Of A Poet

Author : Ralph Freedman
ISBN : 0810115433
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this outstanding biography, Ralph Freedman traces Rilke's extraordinary career by combining detailed accounts of salient episodes from the poet's restless life with an intimate reading of the verse and prose that refract them."
Category: Biography & Autobiography