Duino Elegies (Hardback)
  • Duino Elegies (Hardback)

Duino Elegies (Hardback)

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Published: 02/12/2021
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In 1931, Virginia and Leonard Woolf's Hogarth Press published a small run of a beautiful edition of Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies, in English translation by the writers Vita and Edward Sackville-West. This marked the English debut of Rilke's masterpiece, which would eventually be rendered in English over 20 times, influencing countless poets, musicians and artists across the English-speaking world. Published for the first time in 90 years, the Sackville-Wests' translation is both a fascinating historical document and a magnificent blank-verse rendering of Rilke's poetry cycle. Featuring a new introduction from critic Lesley Chamberlain, this reissue casts one of European literature's great masterpieces in fresh light.

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782277798
Number of pages: 112
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

'The deepest mysteries of existence embodied in the most delicate and precise images. For me, the greatest poetry of the 20th century' - Philip Pullman

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“Lush edition, cool translation”

The foil on this edition is truly lovely and the printing quality is great! Nice intro to a “lost” translation of my favourite elegies and the translation itself illuminated new sections and lines for me (I’ve read a... More

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“A great start to reading Rilke”

I love reading but I am in no way an educated reader. I am not a poetry buff; I know nothing of metres nor blank verse so this may seem a strange choice of reading matter for me. However Rilke’s name has been cropping... More

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