Selected Poems, Paperback Book

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Hailed as the greatest modern lyrical poet of Germany, Rainer Maria Rilke's genius lies in his passion for perfection, artistic integrity and `willingness to remain a perpetual beginner'.

The verse contained in this selection ranges from the objective, naturalistic descriptions of his earliest works to the increasingly effusive outpourings of half-religious ecstasy and anguish that characterize his later poems and culminates in the overwhelmingly personal vision of the famous `Duino Elegies' and `The Sonnets to Orpheus', in which his most intense experiences of living and being find their noblest expression.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780141183497

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