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The Duino Elegies
Rilke, Rainer Maria ,  Translated by John Waterfield


Facing page translations, with biographical notes, introduction, and commentaries.


“. . . these are the most impressive and masterly renderings of Rilke’s Elegies into English: the ones, above all, which make it possible for the reader to understand the unique nature of the poetry – to enter and understand, at least in some degree, its peculiar inwardness. The Duino Elegies present the most formidable challenge possible to a translator, but John Waterfield has risen to it with astonishing success.” – John Bayley, Oxford

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Foreword Preface by John Bayley Biographical Notes Introduction: Rilke and the Duino Elegies A Note on the translation Elegies and commentaries (facing page translations)

ISBN10:  0-7734-7889-2   ISBN13:  978-0-7734-7889-3    Pages:  136    Year:  2000   

Series: Studies in German Language and Literature Number: 24

Subject Areas:  German - Literature, German - Literature,

Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press

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