Duino Elegies

Author: Waterfield, John
Rilke, Rainer
Year:2000
Pages:136
ISBN:0-7734-7889-2
978-0-7734-7889-3
Price:139.95
Facing page translations, with biographical notes, introduction, and commentaries.

Reviews

“. . . 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)