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Poems from the Book of Hours

(2016)
A collection of poems by

 
 
One of the most powerful poetry collections of the twentieth century, now in a beautiful new edition

Although The Book of Hours is the work of Rilke's youth, it contains the germ of his mature convictions. Written as spontaneously received prayers, these poems celebrate a God who is not the Creator of the Universe but rather humanity itself and, above all, that most intensely conscious part of humanity, the artist. Babette Deutsch's classic translations - born from "the pure desire to sing what the poet sang" (Ursula K. Le Guin) - capture the rich harmony and suggestive imagery of the originals, transporting the reader to new heights of inspiration and musicality.



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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Poems from the Book of Hours (New Directions Paperbook)
Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN: 0-8112-2758-8 / 978-0-8112-2758-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Poems from the Book of Hours
Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke, Babette Deutsch, Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-8112-2668-9 / 978-0-8112-2668-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Poems from the Book of Hours (Second Edition) (New Directions Paperbook)
Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN: 0-8112-1853-8 / 978-0-8112-1853-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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