Diaries of a Young Poet (Paperback)

by Rainer Rilke, Edward Snow, Michael Winkler, Edward Snow, Michael Winkler, Rainer Maria Rilke

Format: Paperback 336 pages

Not in stock

Usually despatched in 3-5 days

£14.99

Delivered FREE
in the UK

In April 1898 Rainer Maria Rilke, not yet twenty-three, began a diary of his Florence visit. It was to record, in the form of an imaginary dialogue with his mentor and then-lover, Lou Andreas-Salome, his firsthand experiences of early Renaissance art. The project quickly expanded to include not only thoughts on life, history, and artistic genius, but also unguarded moments of revulsion, self-doubt, and manic expectation. The result is an intimate glimpse into the young Rilke, already experimenting brilliantly with language and metaphor. "For the lover of Rilke, this superb translation of the poet's early diaries will be a watershed. Through Edward Snow's and Michael Winkler's brilliantly supple and faithful translation ...a new and more balanced picture of Rilke will emerge."-Ralph Freedman

Book details

Published
13/01/1999

Publisher
WW Norton & Co

ISBN
9780393318500


Other books by this author See all titles

The prices displayed are for website purchases only, and may differ to the prices in Waterstones shops.