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Duino Elegies - Rainer Maria Rilke, David Young
Duino Elegies
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One of the literary masterpieces of the century, this translation is now presented with facing-page German.We have a marvelous, almost legendary, image of the circumstances in which the composition of this great poem began. Rilke was staying at a castle (Duino) on the sea near Trieste. One... show more
One of the literary masterpieces of the century, this translation is now presented with facing-page German.We have a marvelous, almost legendary, image of the circumstances in which the composition of this great poem began. Rilke was staying at a castle (Duino) on the sea near Trieste. One morning he walked out on the battlements and climbed down to where the rocks dropped sharply to the sea. From out of the wind, which was blowing with great force, Rilke seemed to hear a voice: Wer, wenn ich schriee, horte mich denn aus der Engel Ordnungen? (If I cried out, who would hear me up there, among the angelic orders?). He wrote these words, the opening of the first Duino Elegy, in his notebook, then went inside to continue what was to be his major work and one of the literary masterpieces of the century.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393328844 (0393328848)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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4.0 Duino Elegies
Πουθενά, Αγαπημένη, δεν θα υπάρχει Κόσμος, παρά εντός μας.Με μεταμόρφωση διαβαίνει ή ζωή μας, το εξωτερικό μας πάντοτεφθίνει και λιγοστεύει.Από τις πιο όμορφες ποιητικές συλλογές που διάβασα φέτος. Ενώ τα προηγούμενα έργα του Rilke με τα οποία ήρθα σε επαφή, μου φάνηκαν αδιάφορα, οι ελεγείες του Ντο...
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