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Feb 22, 2022
| ISBN 9781782277798
Feb 22, 2022
| ISBN 9781782277866
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Feb 22, 2022 | ISBN 9781782277798
Feb 22, 2022 | ISBN 9781782277866
The first-ever English translation of Rilke’s landmark poetry cycle, by Vita and Edward Sackville-West – reissued for the first time in 90 yearsIn 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 Published for the first time in 90 years, the Sackville-Wests’ translation is both a fascinating historical document and a magnificent blank-verse rendering of Rilke’s poetry cycle.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.
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the great German writers. A master of both poetry and prose, he is best known for Duino Elegies, Sonnets to Orpheus and The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.
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