Neue Gedichte

ISBN-10: 0865476128
ISBN-13: 9780865476127
Edition: 2001 (Revised)
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Description: The formative work of the legendary poet who sought to write "not feelings but things I had felt" When Rainer Maria Rilke arrived in Paris for the first time in September 1902, commissioned by a German publisher to write a monograph on Rodin, he  More...

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 12/10/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946

The formative work of the legendary poet who sought to write "not feelings but things I had felt" When Rainer Maria Rilke arrived in Paris for the first time in September 1902, commissioned by a German publisher to write a monograph on Rodin, he was twenty-seven and already the author of nine books of poems. His early work had been accomplished, but belonged tonally to the impressionistic, feeling-centered world of a late-nineteenth-century aesthetic. Paris was to change everything. Rilke's interest in Rodin deepened and his enthusiasm for the sculptor's "art of living surfaces" set the course for his own pursuit of an objective ideal. What was "new" about Rilke's New Poems, published in two independent volumes in 1907 and 1908, is a compression of statement and a movement away from "expression" and toward "making realities." Poems such as "The Panther" and "Archaic Torso of Apollo" are among the most successful and famous results of Rilke's impulse. This selection from both books unites the companion volumes in a torrent of brilliant work intoxicated with the materiality of the world. Edward Snow has now improved upon the translations for which he received the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award and with which he began his twenty-year project of translating Rilke.

Preface
Early Apollop. 9
Love Songp. 11
Eranna to Sapphop. 13
Sappho to Erannap. 15
Sappho to Alcaeusp. 17
Funeral Monument of a Young Girlp. 21
Sacrificep. 23
Eastern Aubadep. 25
Abishagp. 27
David Sings Before Saulp. 31
Joshua's Councilp. 35
The Departure of the Prodigal Sonp. 39
The Olive Gardenp. 41
The Song of the Women to the Poetp. 45
Buddhap. 47
L'Ange du Meridienp. 49
The Cathedralp. 51
The Rose Windowp. 53
The Capitalp. 55
Morguep. 57
The Prisonerp. 59
The Pantherp. 63
The Gazellep. 65
The Unicornp. 67
Saint Sebastianp. 69
The Donorp. 71
The Angelp. 73
Roman Sarcophagip. 75
The Swanp. 77
The Poetp. 79
A Woman's Fatep. 81
The Convalescentp. 83
The Grown-upp. 85
Tanagrap. 87
Going Blindp. 89
In a Foreign Parkp. 91
Partingp. 93
Death Experiencedp. 95
Blue Hydrangeap. 97
Before the Summer Rainp. 99
In the Drawing Roomp. 101
Last Eveningp. 103
Portrait of My Father as a Young Manp. 105
Self-Portrait from the Year 1906p. 107
The Kingp. 109
The Last Count of Brederode Evades Turkish Captivityp. 111
The Courtesanp. 113
The Stairs of the Orangeryp. 115
Buddhap. 117
Roman Fountainp. 119
The Carouselp. 121
Spanish Dancerp. 123
The Towerp. 127
The Squarep. 129
Quai du Rosairep. 131
The Islandp. 133
Tombs of the Hetaeraep. 137
Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermesp. 141
Alcestisp. 149
Birth of Venusp. 155
The Bowl of Rosesp. 161
Archaic Torso of Apollop. 183
Cretan Artemisp. 185
Ledap. 187
The Island of the Sirensp. 189
Lament for Antinousp. 191
The Death of the Belovedp. 193
A Prophetp. 195
Jeremiahp. 197
A Sybilp. 199
The Last Judgmentp. 201
The Alchemistp. 203
Crucifixionp. 205
Adamp. 207
Evep. 209
Lunatics in the Gardenp. 212
The Lunaticsp. 213
The Beggarsp. 215
Foreign Familyp. 217
Corpse-Washingp. 219
One of the Old Onesp. 221
The Blind Manp. 223
Fadedp. 225
Communionp. 227
The Site of the Firep. 229
The Groupp. 231
Snake-Charmingp. 233
Black Catp. 235
The Balconyp. 237
Emigrant Shipp. 239
Landscapep. 241
Roman Campagnap. 243
Song from the Seap. 245
Night Drivep. 247
Parrot Parkp. 249
Portraitp. 251
Venetian Morningp. 253
Late Autumn in Venicep. 255
San Marcop. 257
A Dogep. 259
The Lutep. 261
Corridap. 263
Don Juan's Childhoodp. 265
Don Juan's Electionp. 267
Lady at a Balconyp. 269
Encounter in the Chestnut Avenuep. 271
Piano Practicep. 273
Woman in Lovep. 273
The Rose Interiorp. 277
Lady Before Her Mirrorp. 279
The Sundialp. 281
Opium Poppyp. 283
The Flamingosp. 285
Persian Heliotropep. 287
Lullabyp. 289
The Pavilionp. 291
Pink Hydrangeap. 293
The Coat of Armsp. 295
The Bachelorp. 297
The Solitaryp. 299
The Readerp. 301
The Apple Orchardp. 303
Mohammed's Summoningp. 305
The Mountainp. 307
The Ballp. 309
The Childp. 311
The Dogp. 313
The Beetle Stonep. 315
Buddha in Gloryp. 317
Index of Titles and First Lines in Germanp. 319
Index of Titles and First Lines in Englishp. 325
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